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Defence Science and Technology Group- Women in STEM Scholarships

The Commonwealth of Australia as represented by the Defence Science and Technology Group of the Department of Defence will be offering a Scholarship to a female student who has completed a minimum of 1 year in an eligible STEM related course at ECU. The Scholarship will offer a payment of $5000 per semester for up to 4 years. The scholarship aims to encourage high-performing female students to continue studying in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields to improve the representation of Women scientists and engineers.** Recipients of the Scholarship will be required to obtain and maintain an Australian Government security clearance at the level of Baseline. There is no cost to the recipient and this is facilitated by the Department of Defence.


Important dates

Opens: 1-08-2020 Closes: 1-09-2020

Applies to

Domestic Undergraduate

At a glance

  • This scholarship is open to current ECU students.
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to AskUs.

Eligibility guidelines

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be a female Australian citizen;
  • be enrolled in one of the eligible courses listed below;
  • have and maintain an academic progression status of GOODSTANDING;
  • be studying a minimum of 45 credit points;
  • have completed a minimum of 120 credit points of your current course;
  • have an minimum WAM of 60%;
  • not be in receipt of another scholarship.

Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Science) – W32
Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Laws – Y66
Bachelor of Engineering Honours/Bachelor of Commerce – W26
Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum Engineering) Honours – W17
Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering) Honours – Y60
Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) Honours – Y54
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics) Honours – Y44
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Honours – Y45
Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Engineering) – Y55
Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation Control and Automation) Honours – Y46
Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communication)- Y51
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Power) Honours – Y49
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Renewable Energy) Honours – W21
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) Honours/Bachelor of Computer Science – Y64
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) Honours – Y47
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours – Y13
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental) Honours – Y28
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) Honours – Y50
Bachelor of Computer Science with the option of Honours – U65
Bachelor of Information Technology with the option of Honours – U67
Bachelor of Science (Security) with the option of Honours – E72
Bachelor of Science with the option of Honours – Y83
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Commerce – W27

Double degree combinations of the study programs listed above will also be considered.

How to apply

Application is made via the ECU Online Scholarship Application Portal. Access to the portal is available between application opening and closing dates.

Applicants will be required to provide a personal statement of no more than 700 words addressing the following;

  • Describe your interest in a career in Defence Science and/or Engineering;
  • Provide examples of achievements in extra-curricular activities and/or community leadership and explain how the skills and experience gained may be applicable to this scholarship.

Applicants will also be required to provide a Letter of Support from an ECU Academic staff member .

Selection Process

Eligible applications will be assessed by a Selection Committee.

Selection will based on:

  • Content of Personal Statement;
  • References provided;
  • WAM.

For more information

Contact AskUs.

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