CitiPower and Powercor Women in Engineering Scholarship
For female electrical engineering students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher; worth $10,000 per year for three years
The scholarship provides:
- $10,000 per year, for three years (dependent upon academic performance)
- a 12-week paid work experience placement or Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity in your penultimate year
- participation in a mentoring program at Powercor
Note The CitiPower and Powercor Women in Electrical Engineering Scholarship is a taxable scholarship 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 scholarships.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
- identify as a woman
- be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder
- be enrolled full-time in your second year in semester 1, 2020 in a:
- be enrolled full-time in your third year in semester 1, 2020 in a:
- Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Management) (BH081)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce (BH083)
- have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher at the end of semester 2, 2019
- maintain a full-time study load of 96 credit points per year
- demonstrate high level communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills
- intend to participate in a 12-week paid work placement or Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunity at CitiPower and Powercor in your penultimate year (i.e. you must have working rights in Australia)
- 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 and Powercor
- be available for an interview, if shortlisted
The online application form will be made available here when applications open. In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit a complete online application. Partial applications will not be assessed.
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.
Please visit Supporting Your Application for more information.
You will need:
- A cover letter (no more than 1 page) describing why you would like to work for CitiPower and Powercor
- A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
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.
- Discuss your passion for studying in your chosen field, including the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals.
- What are your future plans and career aspirations?
- How do you intend to use this scholarship and how will it assist you to achieve academic success?
- 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.
CitiPower and Powercor 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 and Powercor we value gender diversity and we aim to encourage more female electrical engineers to enter the ever changing power industry. The CitiPower and Powercor Women in Electrical Engineering Scholarship will support a female student throughout her undergraduate studies in electrical engineering.
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 their RMIT student email account by 31 March 2020. If you have not received an offer by 31 March 2020, your application has been unsuccessful.