Women in Engineering Equity Scholarship
The Women in Engineering Equity Scholarship has been established by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology with the goal of increasing the participation of women in Engineering as a non-traditional area of study. The Scholarship will provide financial assistance for the first year of study in their chosen undergraduate Engineering degree.
Who is eligible?
Applicants must be:
- A current or non-current school leaver with an ATAR or equivalent of 80 or above, excluding bonus points; and
- Female; and
- Commencing their first year of an undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (BEng(Hon)DipProfEngPrac) or a combined degree which includes the Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice (DipProfEngPrac) at UTS; and
- Australian citizens, or holders of an Australian Permanent Resident visa or Permanent Humanitarian visa; and
- Able to demonstrate financial disadvantage through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Equity Scholarship application or the Educational Access Scheme; and
- For the duration of the Scholarship: full-time enrolment in the BEng(Hon)DipProfEngPrac degree; and
- All candidates must apply using the online UTS Engineering Scholarships Application form.
Scholarships will only be awarded to those who personally attend an interview.
Applicants will be selected on the following:
- Academic merit.
- Financial disadvantage and other equity circumstances as assessed by the UAC Equity Scholarship or Educational Access Scheme application. Applicants who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage and/or financial hardship due to any of the following will be considered:
- Personal illness /disability
- Refugee Background
- Difficult family circumstances
- Rural or isolated school
- Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
- Interest in Engineering and motivation to succeed in the UTS BEng(Hon)DipProfEngPrac course, as demonstrated by the Scholarship application.
- Initiative in extra-curricular and non-academic activities, as demonstrated by the Scholarship application.
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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 2017 -18 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 2017 - 18 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.