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Hall Contracting Science and Engineering Scholarship

Hall Contracting is Australia’s largest privately-owned dredging, civil and marine construction company with offices in South East Asia, the Pacific Islands and Australia. In 2020 Hall Contracting was appointed the contract for the Port of Townsville’s Channel Upgrade project.

Based in Queensland, Hall Contracting has a strong commitment to local industry and First Nations people’s participation as well as employment and learning opportunities for tertiary students.

This grant is subject to the provisions of the James Cook University Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy

Student Type Undergraduate, full time.
Area of Study

Bachelor of Engineering,
Bachelor of Marine Science,
Bachelor of Science/Advanced Science,
Bachelor of Environmental Practice

and any of these combined in a dual degree.

Total Value $5,000 plus work experience with Hall Contracting
Duration 1 Year
Applications Open1 March 2022
Applications Close5 April 2022

The Hall Contracting Science and Engineering Scholarship is open for you to apply if you:

  • Are currently enrolled full time in an eligible degree and;
  • Have completed at least 24 credit points in your current course.

The value of the scholarship shall be $5,000 paid in one installment after census date of study period 1.

Applications must be submitted on the official application form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made. Applicants must submit with the official form, where appropriate:

  • A copy of your academic record; and
  • A written statement outlining:
    1. Your background and what you are going to use your degree for (150 words) (20% weighting)
    2. How this scholarship will impact your studies (150 words) (20% weighting)
    3. Some of the challenges with a channel widening project, and the strategies that may be used to mitigate them (400 words) (20% weighting)

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.
The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquires as to the applicant's good character and suitability to receive the scholarship, which includes authorization for the Selection Committee to examine the applicant's academic record, and seek opinions from relevant members of the academic staff of this University or any other academic institution.

Your application is checked for completeness and eligibility, and you will receive an email confirmation it has been received. After the closing date it will be individually assessed and put forward to a selection committee who will rank your application against others who have applied. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Introduction

Hall Contracting is Australia’s largest privately-owned dredging, civil and marine construction company with offices in South East Asia, the Pacific Islands and Australia. In 2020 Hall Contracting was appointed the contract for the Port of Townsville’s Channel Upgrade project.

Based in Queensland, Hall Contracting has a strong commitment to local industry and First Nations people’s participation as well as employment and learning opportunities for tertiary students.

This grant is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Value and payment of the scholarship

The value of the scholarship shall be $5,000 paid in one installment.

Eligibility Criteria

The Hall Contracting Science and Engineering Scholarship is open for you to apply if you are currently enrolled full time in:

  • Bachelor of Engineering,
  • Bachelor of Marine Science,
  • Bachelor of Science/Advance Science or
  • Bachelor of Environmental Practice or
    any of these combined in a dual degree.

Have completed at least 24 credit points in your current course.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria are:

  1. Academic merit (40%);
  2. Familiarity with chosen field of study and possible career paths (20%);
  3. Impact of the scholarship upon studies (20%) and
  4. Awareness and understanding of channel widening projects (20%)

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted on the official application form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.

Applicants must submit with the official form, where appropriate:

  • A copy of your academic record; and
  • A written statement outlining:
    1. Your background and what you are going to use your degree for (150 words) (20% weighting)
    2. How this scholarship will impact your studies (150 words) (20% weighting)
    3. Some of the challenges with a channel widening project, and the strategies that may be used to mitigate them (400 words) (20% weighting)

Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquiries as to the applicant’s good character and suitability to receive the scholarship, which includes authorisation for the Selection Committee to examine the applicant’s academic record, and seek opinions from relevant members of the academic staff of this University or any other academic institution.

Selection Process

The award of the scholarship will be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:

  • Dean of Science and Engineering (or nominee), Chair
  • Head of Engineering
  • Head of Earth and Environmental Science
  • Director of TropWater (or nominee)

The Selection committee will be responsible for shortlisting and/or interviewing of candidates.

The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the selection of the grant awardee.

Conditions of the Scholarship

  • Recipients should be interested in completing work experience with Hall contracting in Townsville during their Port of Townsville channel widening project.
  • If the recipient defers their study, the recipient will no longer be eligible for the award.
  • If the holder of the award takes an official leave of absence the award will be terminated.
  • A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Appeals Policy.

Administration of the Scholarship

The grant shall be administered by the scholarships office, on behalf of the Selection Committee.

The funds of the grant shall be held in an account in the name of the University and shall be administered by the officer of the University charged with administering the grant.

Where an award provides some benefit to the recipient from a body external to the University, or an obligation upon a body external to the University, the University, its servants and agents, shall not be liable for that benefit or obligation

Please refer to Glossary of Terms.