IGNITED Scholarship - Igniting female interest in engineering, information technology and construction management

The IGNITED Scholarship has been created to ignite women's interest in industry areas traditionally dominated by men, including engineering, information technology and construction management.  This scholarship is open to female students entering an approved undergraduate course offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.

Value and duration


$5,000 per year plus an academic mentor


Normal course duration

Important dates

Opening date29 August 2017 for Trimester 1
Closing date31 January 2018 at 5 pm


All Deakin University scholarships have eligibility criteria.

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must:

  • be a woman
  • be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be a commencing student enrolled for the first time at Deakin in your first year of your undergraduate bachelor degree in Trimester 1, 2018
  • be enrolled full-time in a Commonwealth Supported Place in one of the following bachelor degrees:
    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Cyber Security
    • Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
  • be enrolled at Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waterfront, Geelong Waurn Ponds or Cloud Campus
  • Year 12 applicants must achieve a minimum ATAR of 70 and satisfactory completion of the published course specific requirements
  • Consideration will be given for non-Year 12 applicants based on academic merit (in previous Year 12 results and/or GPA for post-secondary studies deemed at or above the equivalent of a 70 ATAR).

Special conditions

Holders of this scholarship will be expected to maintain a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65 during their studies.

How to apply

Apply for this scholarship through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Visit our applicant portal and apply

Supporting documentation

No supporting documentation is required for this scholarship.

Finding out if you're successful

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation. 

All applicants applying will be advised of the outcome of their application within six weeks after the closing date.