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Scholarship name Discipline area Value Who can apply
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    
Brenton J Burford Scholarship Surveying $2,000  
UniSA STEM Higher Education Opportunity Scholarships Engineering, Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, Natural and Built Environments Maximum $12,000      
NRM Research and Innovation Network Honours Scholarship Natural Resource Management $2,500  
Zonge Australia Refugee Grant Environmental Science $2,500      


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 UniSA STEM 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:
UniSA STEM
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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UniSA STEM Higher Education Opportunity Scholarships

UniSA STEM will provide financial assistance to eligible students who meet specified equity criteria who are pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree by coursework program within UniSA STEM.

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 UniSA STEM.
  • 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
      - 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 UniSA STEM.

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 UniSA STEM.

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:
UniSA STEM 
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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NRM Research and Innovation Network Honours Scholarship

Science and research underpin DEW ability to conserve natural environments and use natural resources more sustainably. DEW partners with academic institutions to gain the knowledge needed to improve Natural Resource Management (NRM) outcomes in South Australia.

The NRM Research and Innovation Network (NRM RaIN) aims to connect research providers with research users in either policy formation or on-ground management and to increase the usability of research by promoting and supporting collaboration between research institutions and NRM staff. This funding is to be used to support the NRM Research and Innovation Honours Scholarship program at the University of South Australia. This initiative will improve both the promotion and integration of practical NRM outcomes into academic research programs and assist graduating students in developing the skills that are most in demand across the SA Government Environment Portfolio.

In order to achieve this goal of promotion and integration, this funding will be provided to the University of South Australia to support selected Honours students, as determined by the Program Director, with a stipend. Support of $2500 will be awarded to four Honours students who are undertaking a project with applied outcomes to natural resource management in SA DEW will provide direction to the scope of the research, and if feasible, additional in-kind support including, but not limited to, vehicle access, data access and field assistance.

The key output from this support will be a brief paper (4-5 pages) highlighting the implications of each supported honours thesis to natural resource management. The paper will include management recommendations that aim to benefit DEW, or SA Water (SAW), and will be submitted to DEW at the same time as thesis submission.

Outcomes:

  • An increased awareness of NRM policy and management issues in the research sector.
  • Incentive for students and supervisors to engage with NRM.
  • Managers in project design.
  • Financial incentive for students.
  • Provision of public recognition for exemplary students.
  • Positive public relations opportunities for both state and regional.
  • NRM agencies and research institutions.
  • To fill key knowledge gaps in the NRM sector that inform on ground management and/or policy development. 

Value: $2500

For more information contact:
UniSA STEM
Tel: 08 8302 3000
Email: STEM-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Zonge Australia Refugee Grant

The Zonge Australia Refugee Grant supports an undergraduate student from a refugee background studying in the area of Environmental Science. Applicants will be students who are studying full time at any year level of the Environmental Science undergraduate program or Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science, Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science or Masters of Environmental Science.


Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa, Temporary Protection Visa, or Bridging Visa
  • Refugee background
  • Enrolled in Environmental Science undergraduate program or Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science, Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science or Masters of Environmental Science.
  • Demonstrated financial hardship
  • Full-time study load
  • Submission of a written statement

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

  • reasons for studying their UniSA program and how the degree supports their aspirations including career goals
  • their background prior to UniSA study
  • academic achievements
  • the financial and/or educational disadvantage circumstances that the applicant wishes to be taken into account
  • how the grant funds will benefit them and their study

Value: $2‚500
Payment will be in two instalments:
- $1,250 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
- $1,250 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

How to apply:  24 January 2020 - 8 March 2020 via my Scholarships.

In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement, as outlined above, to the UniSA Scholarships Office.
Email: scholarships.prizes@unisa.edu.au

For more information‚ contact:
Campus Central

Tel: 1300 301 703

Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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