AusNet Services Women in Engineering Scholarship

If you’re a highly motivated female student interested in a career in engineering, we encourage you to apply for an AusNet Services Women in Engineering Scholarship.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 open 27 August 2019.

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 close 19 February 2020 5pm.


Cash payment up to $10 000 per year for full time* study.

This scholarship is available for the normal duration of the course (dependent on a satisfactory academic performance).

*If you are enrolled in a part time course load the payment amount will be prorated based on the number of credit points you study.

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • female
  • enrolled in your first year of one of the following degrees in Trimester 1 2020:
    • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
  • enrolled either full time or part time in a Commonwealth supported place.

ATAR scores will be taken into consideration and preference will be given to those with a focus on power engineering.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview as part of the selection process.


As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • complete a yearly impact statement for the duration of the scholarship
  • provide an introductory statement about their study goals and what it means to receive the scholarship.

Students cannot hold more than one scholarship concurrently.

Your application

Supporting documents

As part of the application process, you may also be required to upload current supporting documentation.

Make sure you choose the correct document type when you upload your documents as it will make a difference. If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect type they will not be considered when assessing your application. Remember it is quality, not quantity, which you need to provide. Aim to provide documents which are current, relevant and concise.

Read more about supporting documentation

Application tips

Applying for a scholarship isn’t just about meeting the eligibility criteria.

It’s a good idea to think about why you want a scholarship, how it will help you and what you have to offer the Deakin community.

Read our 5 top tips on applying for a scholarship

How to apply

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Shortlisted students will be required to attend an interview in 2020.

Visit our applicant portal

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within six weeks of the application closing date. You can see the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.

Additional opportunities

There may be an opportunity for the scholarship holder to be invited to undertake a paid work placement with Ausnet at their Melbourne offices over the summer break (Trimester 3) as well as other trimester breaks. This can include enrolment and completion of the compulsory work integrated learning SEP499 Professional Engineering Practice Unit. The decision to accept any potential offer is the student’s and will not impact the student’s eligibility to receive the scholarship.