Bursary Program for the Queensland Power Engineering Industry

Undergraduate:

Australian Power Institute Bursaries - Australian Power institute (API) offers a bursary program to students undertaking degree level studies at particular Australian universities in areas of engineering relevant to the power industry. The bursaries are available to full-time students undertaking a four year Bachelor of Engineering degree, or equivalent, at approved Queensland universities who are able to demonstrate continuing alignment with the power industry. The bursaries are paid at a rate of $1,000 per year in the student’s first year; $2,000 in their second and third years and $3,000 in their fourth year of study (subject to performance in previous years).

API Website: www.api.edu.au

During 2010 UQ has 27 students with the API bursary. UQ has the highest number of students with the API bursary in the country.

Energex Power Engineering Prize - established in 2009 and is maintained by an annual gift from Energex.

Prize 1 and 2 are awarded to final year students who are enrolled full-time and are enrolled in either the Bachelor of Engineering program or a dual program that includes a Bachelor of Engineering component in the field of electrical engineering and have completed a thesis project in the broad field of power engineering.

Prize 3 is awarded to Year 3 students who are enrolled full-time and are enrolled in either the Bachelor of Engineering program or a dual program that includes a Bachelor of Engineering component in the field of electrical engineering; and have completed at least two power engineering courses.

The University of Queensland prizes as at June 2011 were awarded to:

Prize 1 $2000 - Highest GPA in the program.

Prize 2: $1000 - Second highest GPA in the program.

Prize 3: $1000 - Highest GPA in the program.

Energex Website: www.energex.com.au

Engineers Australia Electrical Branch Medal - this award is based on GPA and involvement in Power Engineering courses and thesis submission.

Engineers Australia Website: www.engineersaustralia.org.au

Postgraduate

E.S. Cornwall Memorial Scholarship - established in 1956 as a memorial to Edward Satchwell Cornwall, General Manager and Director of the Southern Electric Authority of Queensland, by public subscriptions amounting to $17,442 and a subsidy of $17,324 by the Southern Electric Authority of Queensland. The object of the Scholarship is to enable graduates in engineering from the Universities in Queensland to obtain special experience abroad in aspects of the electricity supply industry so that the industry in Australia may benefit by the knowledge and experience thus gained by them. The Scholarship shall be tenable for a period of not less than 9 months and not more than 18 months, in accordance with a program approved by the advisory committee, and an award shall normally be made every 3 years. The value of the award shall be AU$3,000 per month.E.S. Cornwall Memorial Scholarship Website: www.escornwall.com.au

Scholarship Rules: www.escornwall.com.au/About/About-Scholarship.aspx

UQ Graduate School

Postgraduate Scholarships

Scholarships & Fees

www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/scholarships-and-fees

UQ offers financial support to research higher degree (RHD) students through a wide range of scholarships. We currently support over 1600 RHD students from an annual scholarships budget of more than $24 million in Australian Government and University funding. Financial assistance is available to both domestic and international students and can include:

  • living allowances
  • tuition fees and overseas health cover (OSHC)
  • international travel awards

The UQ Graduate School coordinates a competitive, merit-based process for awarding scholarships in four rounds each year.

Domestic Student Scholarships:

www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/domestic-student-scholarships

International Student Scholarships:

www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/international-student-scholarships