CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy Future Women in Electrical Engineering Scholarship

For electrical engineering students who identify as a woman with a GPA of 2.5 or higher; worth $5,000 per year for up to three years.

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The CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy Future Women in Electrical Engineering Scholarship provides:

  • $5,000 per year, for up to three years (dependent upon academic performance)
  • a 12-week paid work experience placement and/or a paid or unpaid Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity in your penultimate year
  • participation in a mentoring program at CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy.

Note: The CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy Future Women in Electrical Engineering Scholarship is regarded as taxable income under taxation legislation as there is an opportunity to undertake paid work with the donor. We recommend that you obtain taxation advice from an accountant or the Australian Tax Office regarding this scholarship.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • identify as a woman
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or a permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be enrolled full-time for the duration of your studies in: 
    • your second year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering) (Honours) (BH073)
    • your second year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours) (BH075), OR
    • your third year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering) (Honours) / Bachelor of Business (BH111)
  • have a Grade Point Average (GPA) to date of 2.5 or higher
  • be able to demonstrate high level communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • be available to participate in a 12-week paid work placement and/or a paid or unpaid Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity at CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy in your penultimate year
  • not be committed to another employer (except casual/part-time work) for the duration of the scholarship
  • be willing to participate in a mentoring program at CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy
  • be available for an interview if shortlisted*. 

*RMIT has a great range of online career support resources available including a prepare for interviews section. Here you can upload your CV and practice mock interview questions. Visit RMIT’s online career support for how to prepare for interviews.

The online application form will be made available here when applications open. 

Supporting documentation

Depending on your circumstances, you will need to provide different types of evidence and material to support your scholarship application. Applications without supporting documents will not be considered.

You will need:

Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.

Application questions

It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers prior to starting the online application.

  • What motivated you to choose your RMIT program? Include the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.
  • What are your future plans and career aspirations?
  • What current challenges do you face in your studies and how will a scholarship help you to overcome this?
  • Describe and give examples of your communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Discuss your involvement in any extracurricular activities that you feel supports your application (e.g., community involvement, memberships, clubs and associations).

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Applications are now closed. 

Applications are now closed. 

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s terms and conditions (PDF, 698KB).

CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy Australia are electricity distributors and supply power to more than one million Victorians through two of the most reliable electricity distribution systems in Australia. We own and manage the poles, wires, meters and related infrastructure that deliver electricity to homes and businesses within Melbourne’s CBD, its suburbs and across central and western Victoria. We are truly a part of the communities where we operate.

At CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy we value gender diversity, and we aim to encourage more female electrical engineers to enter the ever-changing power industry. CitiPower, and Powercor and United Energy Women in Electrical Engineering Scholarship will support a student who identifies as a woman throughout her undergraduate studies in electrical engineering.

Find out how to contact the Coursework Scholarships Office.

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