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 Tuesday 27 August 2019.

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 close Wednesday 22 January 2020 at 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.


Successful recipients are required to write a yearly statement. This statement will highlight the impact receiving this support has had on you personally and on your studies during the year.

Your application

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 - it’s your opportunity to stand out and be recognised for where you’ve come from and where you want to go.

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.