CitiPower Future Women in Electrical Engineering Scholarship

For students who identify as a woman progressing from an engineering program to specialise in electrical or electronic engineering; worth up to $15,000.

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Applications now closed

This scholarship offered by CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy 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 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, an Australian permanent resident or a permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be progressing to one of the following programs in semester 2 2024:
  • be transitioning from one of the following programs:
    • Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical (C6120)
    • Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering (C6178)
    • Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (AD026)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BH126)
    • Any other relevant Bachelor of Engineering program
  • maintain a full-time study load for the duration of the scholarship (minimum 36 credit points per semester)
  • have a Grade Point Average (GPA) to date of 2.5 or higher (for degree students only), or have gained competency in all enrolled courses (for diploma/advanced diploma students)
  • 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 willing to participate in 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 in advance 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. 

It is anticipated that this scholarship will next be offered for Semester 2, 2024, with applications opening 18 March 2024.

Applications close 11:59PM Sunday 21 July 2024. No late applications will be accepted.

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.

Notice to applicants

The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

Only successful candidates will be notified via email to their RMIT student account.

For information about other financial assistance available to RMIT students, please speak to one of our Student Welfare Advisors.

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