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.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 open Tuesday 27 August 2019.

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


This scholarship is available for the standard course duration.

    • $5000 per year plus an academic mentor

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be female
  • 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 2020
  • 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).


As a successful recipient of this scholarship, you are expected to maintain a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65 during your studies.

Your application

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How to apply

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our course and scholarship applicant portal.

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What happens next?

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

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.