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AusIMM STEM Access Scholarship Environmental and Geospatial Science, Construction Management, Science, Mathematics,  Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure, Electrical Power, Engineering Management, Telecommunications, Water Reseoruces Management, Environmental Science, Quantity Surveying, Surveying) $25,000 UniSA General enquiries    
Brenton J Burford Scholarship Surveying $2,000 School of Natural and Built Environments    
Brett Fritsch Memorial Occupational Health and Safety Grant Occupational Health and Safety Management $1,000 Academic Services Officer   
Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment Higher Education Opportunity Scholarships Engineering, Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, Natural and Built Environments Maximum $12,000 Division Academic Services      


Please note: Scholarships and Grants are subject to change and are awarded based on conditions current at the time of award



AusIMM STEM Access Scholarship

The AusIMM STEM Access Scholarship will be available to talented students from backgrounds under-represented* in the mining and metallurgy industry. Applicants will be studying eligible science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) undergraduate or postgraduate programs. The scholarship will encourage completion of their studies and the pursuit of a career in the mining and metallurgy industry.

The eligible STEM related undergraduate programs are:
All associate degree and bachelor programs in

  • Engineering
  • Environmental and Geospatial Science
  • Construction Management
  • Science
  • Mathematics

(i.e. all associate degree and bachelor programs delivered in the Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment except for Aviation and Information Technology).

The eligible STEM related postgraduate programs are:

Engineering

  • Master of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure)
  • Master of Engineering (Electrical Power)
  • Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)
  • Master of Engineering (Water Resources Management)

Environmental and Geospatial Science

  • Master of Environmental Science

Surveying

  • Master of Quantity Surveying
  • Master of Surveying

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa, Temporary Protection Visa or Bridging Visa.
  • Undertaking an eligible STEM program.
  • Commencing or continuing student.
  • Belong to one or more of the under-represented groups listed* (low socio-economic background, Aboriginal students, refugee background, students with a disability, regional and remote students, students that identify as belonging to the LGBTIQ community, mature-age student pursuing first qualification) with supporting documentation provided, as required.
  • Full-time study load (preferred).
  • Studying on-campus (internal study mode), externally or online.
  • Submission of a written statement.

The scholarship will provide industry access, mentoring support and the possibility of paid or unpaid work placement opportunities with AusIMM members based in South Australia.

Full-time applicants will be given preference. Part-time applicants will be considered where there is a demonstrated need to study part time. Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment.

Application
Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for studying the UniSA STEM program.
  • Academic achievements.
  • Future career goals including how the scholarship and mentoring would help achieve these goals.
  • How you meet one or more of the under-represented groups forming the eligibility criteria (low socio-economic background, Aboriginal students, refugee background, students with a disability, regional and remote students, students that identify as belonging to the LGBTIQ community, mature-age student pursuing first qualification).

The scholarship will be awarded based on alignment with under-represented group, the content of the written statement and the desire to pursue a career in mining and metallurgy industry.

How to apply
Applications are accessed through myScholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal). In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement as outlined above to Scholarships.Prizes@unisa.edu.au

Value: up to $25‚000 per recipient. Recipients will receive $6,250 per year up to a maximum four years payable in two instalments of $3,125, subject to continued enrolment in the STEM program and maintaining a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 or above.

For more information‚ contact:
UniSA General enquiries  
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

*Under-represented backgrounds include:

  • low socio-economic background
  • Aboriginal students
  • refugee background
  • students with a physical or mental disability
  • regional and remote students
  • students that identify as belonging to the LGBTIQ community
  • mature-age student pursuing first qualification

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Brenton J Burford Scholarship

SurveyingSA consists of representatives from the Surveyors Board of South Australia (SBSA), Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), SSSI Young Professionals and the University of South Australia (UniSA). SurveyingSA has the aims of increasing the number of Licensed Surveyors in South Australia, promoting the profession and ensuring the continuity of surveying tertiary studies in the State.

The Brenton J Burford Scholarship has been established by SurveyingSA to recognise the long-standing and invaluable contribution of Mr Brenton J Burford to the profession of surveying in South Australia and Australia. Mr Burford lectured in the application of mathematics to surveying and geodosy at the South Australian Institute of Technology (now UniSA) and as a result trained many of the professional surveyors currently working within South Australia. He is remembered by these surveyors as a brilliant lecturer who challenged his students but always remained approachable. He continued his development and promotion of the profession in subsequent roles as a professional surveyor, office bearer in the Institution of Surveyors, Australia (SA Divisional President 1982-83, Federal President 1991-92) and chairman of the Surveyors Board of South Australia (1987-89). As a result of this service he was awarded the 1992 Institution of Surveyors, Australia, JB & JW Calder Award for his outstanding contributions to the surveying profession. He was also instrumental in the instigation of the current partnership between UniSA, the Surveyors Board of SA and the State Government that re-established the undergraduate and graduate programs in Surveying in South Australia. His legacy is one of service and commitment to the profession.

The Brenton J Burford Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who has completed the Bachelor of Geospatial Science and is undertaking the Master of Surveying at the University of South Australia. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has been deemed by the Selection Panel to be the most deserving recipient based upon them showing the qualities of: demonstrated aptitude for surveying, diligence to their studies with a demonstrated strong work ethic, positive attitude and willingness to contribute to the learning environment in the classroom and field.

To be eligible for this scholarship‚ applicants must: 

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be enrolled fulltime in the first year of the Master of Surveying (IMSY).
  • Have completed the Bachelor of Geospatial Science (LBSP) with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 or above.- Be willing to act as a positive ambassador for UniSA.

Applicants will be required to submit: 

  • An online application.
  • A 300-word written statement outlining reasons for applying and past surveying experience.
  • An unofficial transcript showing previous grades and GPA‚ and a current curriculum vitae.
  • Attend an interview.

Value: $2‚000. The scholarship will be paid in two installments immediately after the SP2 and SP5 census dates in the first year of the student’s Master of Surveying program.

How to apply: online via myScholarships in the student portal. As part of the application process‚ students must also supply an unofficial academic transcript that shows previous grades and GPA‚ a current CV and a letter of application. This can be submitted via email or in hard copy. 

For more information contact:
School of Natural and Built Environments
Email: NBEenquiries@unisa.edu.au 

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Brett Fritsch Memorial Occupational Health and Safety Grant

The Brett Fritsch Memorial Occupational Health and Safety Grant has been established by Charmaine Ferraro in memory of her son, Brett Fritsch, who tragically lost his life in an industrial accident in 2010.

The grant is available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety Management (IGOY) or the Master of Occupational Health and Safety (IMOY).

To be eligible, applicants must complete a brief written statement (maximum 500 words) outlining their career goals and future plans and how the grant will help them achieve their ambitions. The statement should also outline their occupational health and safety philosophy and the nature of any thesis/project to be undertaken.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia.

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of a personal written statement and academic merit (Grade Point Average).

Preference will be given to applicants who reside in South Australia, are employed in the construction sector and demonstrate a real passion and commitment to the field of occupational health and safety.

Please note this grant is no longer available.

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Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment Higher Education Opportunity Scholarships

The Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment will provide financial assistance to eligible students who meet specified equity criteria who are pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree by coursework program within the Division.

Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must;

  • Be an Australian/New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be enrolled fulltime (minimum of 13.5 units per Study Period) in an Associate Degree, Bachelor, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master degree offered by one of the following Schools:
     - School of Engineering
     - School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences
     - School of Natural and Built Environments
  • Be from a recognised equity group or are experiencing ongoing educational challenges related to one of the following areas;
     - Students with a registered disability or ongoing medical condition and are in receipt of an Access Plan
     - Students with carer responsibilities and are in receipt of a carers allowance/payment via Centrelink
     - Students with carer responsibilities and are in receipt of a carers allowance/payment via Centrelink
     - Single parents and/or principal carers and are in receipt of a parenting payment via Centrelink
     - Parents of a child with a disability
     - Financially disadvantaged and in receipt of Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY, Pensioner Education Supplement etc via Centrelink
     - Domestic violence or other crisis
     - Individual circumstances outside the above areas may be considered on a case by case basis where a student is able to demonstrate significant educational disadvantage
  • Provide sufficient supporting documentation to substantiate claims of hardship. Details of required documentation are provided in the application form.

This scholarship may be held in conjunction with other University scholarships.

Selection:
Selection will be made after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates each year and will be based on demonstrated necessity and at the discretion of the Division.

Priority may be given to applicants who;

  • Have undertaken an alternative pathway to University such as:
    - a qualifying program offered through UniSA College (Foundation Studies, Aboriginal Pathway Program, Diploma Programs)
    - the completion of a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma through offered through a Registered Training Organisation such as TAFE SA.
    - qualifying for entry through the Special Tertiary Admissions Test
  • Have not previously undertaken higher education at a Bachelor degree education level or higher.
  • Are not currently in receipt of another equity-based scholarship within the Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment or respective schools.

The scholarship duration is for a maximum period of 4 years. Continuing scholarship payments will be subject to the recipient satisfying ongoing criteria including maintaining full-time enrolment, satisfactory academic progress and a minimum GPA of 4.0 per study period.

Value: The maximum value of the scholarship is $12, 000 (paid over the duration of the program, in semester instalments of $1,500 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates).

Information and Application Form

For more information contact:
Division Academic Services
Email: IEE-scholarships@unisa.edu.au

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