Donor: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Max value: $15,000
Payment: $2,500 per semester
Duration: Six (6) semesters
Purpose: To support further engagement with the sciences amongst Indigenous Australians. Scholarship funds will be used to overcome obstacles to education in the fields of Science, Engineering and Technology.
Recipients may be given an opportunity to engage with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in order to build a relationship and pathway into a career in the Sciences.
Number of Scholarships available: Two (2)
Application period: Mon, 01-06-20, 08:15 - - Fri, 31-07-20, 15:00
Work Placement: There may be an opportunity to undertake course-based work placement at a CSIRO facility and at the conclusion of the course the successful recipients may be considered for a graduate position with the CSIRO.
- Must be an Indigenous Australian with supporting documentation to confirm Indigeneity
- Must be enrolled in the following eligible courses
Your written statement must address each of the selection criteria in order to rank in the selection process.
- Demonstrate a passion for STEM subjects
- Demonstrate passion, ability and initiative in your approach to study
- Demonstrate an interest in building a relationship with CSIRO
The Scholarships Guide will give you advice on other information to include in your statement.
You can upload documents to support your application (each file must not exceed 2MB).
Past and present CDU students do not need to upload academic transcripts. All other applicants are strongly advised to submit proof of previous academic performance (from high school or other universities) to support your application.
Acknowledgement of receipt
After pressing submit of the application form, you will immediately receive an automatic reply acknowledging receipt of your application. Within 3 business days you will receive a confirmation email from the scholarships office which will inform you that either you:
- Meet the eligibility criteria and will be submitted to the panel for ranking of your selection criteria responses, or;
- Are required to submit further documentation in order to progress your application to the assessment stage.
Assessment of applications
Your application will be assessed by a selection committee. If the scholarship includes a work placement you may be required to attend an interview with the workplace employer.
Assessments are usually completed by the end of April for Semester 1 and the end of August for Semester 2.
Notification to applicants
This scholarship is to be read in conjunction with the Donor Scholarship Policy.
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