Ford Australia Women in STEAM Scholarship

The Ford Australia Women in STEAM Scholarship is designed to support a high-achieving female enrolled in the second year of a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Mathematics undergraduate degree.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 open 27 August 2019.

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 close 22 January 2020 5pm.


This scholarship is available for one year.

  • Cash payment up to $12 500

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible you must:

  • be female
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be enrolled full-time in the second year of undergraduate study in one of the following bachelor degrees:
    • Bachelor of Business Analytics
    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security
    • Bachelor of Cyber Security
    • Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies)
    • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Information Systems/Bachelor of Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Science (majoring in mathematical modelling)
  • be undertaking majority of units at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
  • have a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60.

Preference will be given to students experiencing financial disadvantage (in receipt of a Centrelink means-tested benefit or have a personal or family taxable income below $56 000, depending on independence status).


As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • provide an introductory statement about your goals for study and what it means to receive the scholarship
  • provide a yearly impact statement for the duration of the scholarship
  • maintain a pass grade in all enrolled units
  • maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60
  • stay enrolled in the discipline you were enrolled in at the time of the scholarship offer
  • provide an annual report to the donor detailing how this scholarship has helped your studies which can be used for media or other promotional materials by the donor
  • attend a meet and greet with the donor
  • attend the Faculty Awards Ceremony at Deakin University.

Recipients can concurrently hold a Deakin funded scholarship, but cannot be in receipt of another donor funded scholarship administered by Deakin University.

Your application

Supporting documents

If relevant, when you apply for this scholarship you'll need to supply evidence of your financial hardship (if applicable).

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

Read our 5 top tips on applying for a scholarship

How to apply

Apply directly to Deakin

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

Visit our applicant portal and apply

What happens next?

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

You'll find out of 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.