The Eleanor Dunn Scholarship in Engineering
Paid over 5 years
The Eleanor Dunn Scholarship in Engineering aims to support applicants who have the personal potential and commitment to study engineering and are from a financially disadvantaged background or experiencing other educational barriers.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:
- Commencing their first year of an undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice course or a combined Engineering course; and
- Majoring or intending to major in either:
- Electrical Engineering; or
- Electronic Engineering; or
- Mechanical Engineering; or
- Mechatronics Engineering; or
- Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering; or
- Software Engineering; or
- Data Engineering; and
- Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens, or the holder of an Australian Permanent Resident visa or Permanent Humanitarian visa; and
- Either a current or non-current school leaver.
- For the duration of the Scholarship: full-time enrolment in the chosen Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice course or a combined Engineering course; and
- All candidates must apply using the UTS online Application form; and
- Must be available to attend an interview in person
In addition, preference will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:
- From a low socio economic background; and/or
- Have demonstrated financial disadvantage; and/or
- Experiencing educational barriers and/or personal hardship (including but not limited to carers, sole parents, refugees)
- If you intend to evidence the preferential criteria you should apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for an Equity Scholarship or for the Educational Access Scheme.
- Academic merit in the academic qualification used as basis of admission
- Motivation to succeed in their chosen Engineering course as demonstrated in the application and interview
- Demonstrated initiative in extra-curricular and non-academic activities as demonstrated in the application and interview
- Evidence of financial need and other equity circumstances as assessed by the UAC Equity Scholarship application or the Educational Access Scheme and their Scholarship Application
- Evidence of other educational barriers, as stated above
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When applying through UAC for UTS Equity Scholarships, Family Tax Benefit will not be considered as demonstrative of financial hardship. Only applicants receiving a Centrelink means-tested income support payment, or demonstrating exceptional financial hardship with supporting evidence will be considered.To be eligible for this scholarship, you will need to apply to Centrelink (or make a claim) for the Youth Allowance/Abstudy or other Centrelink benefit applicable to you. Your application may still be considered for these Equity Scholarships once you have provided evidence of a Centrelink (or other Commonwealth) means-tested income support payment (such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy) on the basis of your previously submitted application for the 2020 period.
Steps to update your details:
- Apply for a means-tested income support payment (such as Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy) via Centrelink - click on `Register' online. Centrelink will provide you with your own Centrelink Reference Number (CRN)
- For applicants who applied for an Engineering Equity Scholarships through the UAC Equity Scholarship:
- Go to Equity Scholarships Applicant Services at UAC to add your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) to your existing 2020 UAC Equity Scholarship application;
- For applicants who applied for the UAC Educational Access Scheme:
- Please apply for a UAC Equity Scholarship with your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN). Apply at uac.edu.au/equity/
- You must submit or update your details on UAC website by the closing date.
Please note, the Conditions of Award for the scholarship are being reviewed. Some changes may be made between the application opening and closing dates.