TMR Women in Engineering Bursaries

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‘The ‘TMR Women in Engineering Bursaries 2017’ project is part of TMR’s ongoing ‘Women in Engineering’ program of works. A particular focus of TMR’s ‘Women in Engineering’ program is encouraging an increase in female participation in and graduation from STEM tertiary courses to encourage gender parity in the profession. As a large employer of STEM skilled staff, this is a great opportunity for TMR to support female tertiary engineering students in their studies and promote TMR as an employer of choice for female engineering graduates. This scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Student TypeUndergraduate, 1st year (2nd Semester only) or commencing 2nd year or 4th year
Area of StudyBachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) or
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical or Electronic)
Total Value

1 x $2,000, 1st or 2nd year student
1 x $2,000, 4th year student

Duration1 year
Applications Open1 June

Am I eligible?

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

  • I am an Australian citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia.
  • I am enrolled in either 1st year (2nd Semester only), commencing 2nd year or 4th year at James Cook University
  • I am enrolled fulltime in Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical or Electronic)
  • I am female
  • I am a resident of Queensland

What would I receive?

If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive $2,000 paid in one instalment after census date.

How do I apply?

Applicants wanting to apply for this scholarship must attach the following documents:

  • a certified copy of your birth certificate, passport or permanent visa
  • a written statement of 500 words which includes:
    • your ability to demonstrate a love of maths and physics, including discussion about your practical application in Engineering
    • ability to demonstrate leadership skills
  • A character reference specific to this scholarship
  • Evidence of your home residency in Queensland
  • their curriculum vitae; and
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

When applying for a scholarship it is very important that you ensure that you include all relevant documents (including a completed application form) and that your application is submitted before the closing date. Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

What happens now?

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.

Introduction

The ‘TMR Women in Engineering Bursaries 2017’ project is part of TMR’s ongoing ‘Women in Engineering’ program of works. A particular focus of TMR’s ‘Women in Engineering’ program is encouraging an increase in female participation in and graduation from STEM tertiary courses to encourage gender parity in the profession.

As a large employer of STEM skilled staff, this is a great opportunity for TMR to support female tertiary engineering students in their studies and promote TMR as an employer of choice for female engineering graduates.This scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Nature of the Scholarship

The value of the scholarship will be $2,000 paid in one instalment after census date.

Eligibility Criteria

The TMR Women in Engineering Bursaries shall be open to competition among candidates who:

  • are domestic students, i.e. Australian citizens, or a permanent resident or Australia; and
  • are a resident of Queensland
  • are enrolled in either 1st year (2nd semester)  or commencing 2nd year or 4th year at James Cook University
  • are enrolled full time in Bachelor of Engineering (Honours (Civil) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic)
  • are female

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria are:

  • A Written statement;
  • the character of the candidate for the award; and
  • are of good academic standing
  • any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate, including whether the candidate has, or will receive any other scholarship assistance during their studies.

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted through the official channel no later than the close date for the year in in which the award is to be made.

Applicants must submit where appropriate:

  1. A certified copy of their birth certificate, passport or permanent visa
  2. A written statement of 500 words which includes:
    1. Their ability to demonstrate a love of maths and physics, including discussion about their practical application in Engineering
    2. Ability to demonstrate leadership skills
  3. Evidence of their home residency in Queensland
  4. A character reference specific to this scholarship
  5. their curriculum vitae; and
  6. any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.

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 shall be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:

  • Head of Academic Group, Engineering (Chair), or nominee
  • Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning, or nominee,
  • Ergon Energy, Substation Design Standard Engineer, or nominee

Other members deemed appropriate as determined by the Chair.

The Selection Committee reserves the right not to award a Scholarship in any year if, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, there is no candidate of sufficient merit to warrant an award;

The Selection Committee may require applicants to undertake an interview as part of their application.

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

Payments

Monies payable to the recipient of an award will be paid in 1 instalment after the census date of Study Period in which the scholarship closes.

Conditions of the Scholarship

The Awarded applicant will be required to complete an online survey, the results of which may be used to determine whether the objectives of the funding program have been met;

The Awarded applicant may be required to attend an interview with the donor (for promotion purposes)

If the recipient defers their study, the recipient will no longer be eligible for the award. Where an award is terminated pursuant to the provisions to this clause it may be awarded to another suitable applicant.

If the holder of an award fails to comply with any of these provisions or any provision relating to a particular award or with any conditions imposed under these provisions or the provisions relating to a particular award, the Council may terminate the award or withhold any further emoluments or take such action as it may deem necessary to enforce compliance with the provision or performance of the condition by the holder.

A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Complaints Policy and Procedures.

The requirements of the Scholarship shall not make the awarding of the Scholarship conditional upon the recipient providing unremunerated services or products to the donor.

In the event that the recipient suspends their study, the scholarship shall be terminated

Administration of the Scholarship

The scholarship shall be administered by the Scholarships Office, on behalf of the Selection Committee.

The funds of the scholarship 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 scholarship.

Where there is a fund maintaining the award, the annual value of the award shall be approximately equal to the annual income from the fund.

Income from a fund not expended on the award which it maintains, shall be added to and become part of the fund.

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.

Definitions

Unless there appears a contrary intention in these rules:

academic institution” includes University, Technical and Further Education College, private education provider, secondary school and any other institution that undertakes teaching or research;

academic record” means the official records of the University, or any other academic institution that details the levels of academic achievement attained by the person whose academic record it is;

award” means the scholarship;

awardee” means the recipient of a scholarship; and

candidate” means the person applying for the scholarship

Scholarships for the purpose of these guidelines exclude scholarships for project and stipend support of research higher degree students.