Port of Portland Regional Women in Engineering Scholarship

If you’re a female student from South West Victoria interested in a career in engineering, we encourage you to apply for the Port of Portland Regional Women in Engineering Scholarship.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 open 4 October 2019.

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


Cash payment up to $8000 per year.

This scholarship is available for the normal duration of the course.

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian citizen
  • female
  • enrolled full time in your first or second year of one of the following degrees at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2020:
    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
  • relocating or have already relocated from a rural or regional home location in the South West region of Victoria to attend the Waurn Ponds or Burwood campus (on campus study)
  • receiving a means-tested Centrelink benefit or able to demonstrate personal or family taxable income below $56 000 depending on independence status.

Preference will be given to a student who:

  • is enrolled in civil engineering
  • was educated at a public high school.


As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 for the duration of the scholarship
  • provide a yearly impact statement for the duration of the scholarship
  • attend a meet and greet with the donor
  • connect with the donor for mentorship
  • not intermit your studies for the duration of the scholarship
  • provide an introductory statement about your study goals and what it means to receive the scholarship.

Recipients of this scholarship 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.

When you apply for this scholarship, you'll need to supply evidence of your financial hardship.

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

Commencing students - apply through VTAC

If you’re applying to study at Deakin through VTAC and you complete a VTAC scholarship application, you’ll automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Visit the VTAC website

Continuing students - apply directly to Deakin

If you're already a Deakin student, you can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Visit our applicant portal

What happens next?

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

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 work placement with the Port of Portland. The decision to accept any potential offer is the student’s and will not impact the student’s eligibility to receive the scholarship.