Richard Michael Future Leaders in Engineering Scholarship

If you are a third year engineering student with demonstrated academic results, this scholarship could be yours.  Apply now.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 open 10 October 2019.

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


Cash payment up to $10 000 per year for two years.

Total value $20 000.

Eligibility criteria

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

To be eligible you must:

  • be a domestic student
  • be enrolled full-time in your third year of one of the following courses in Trimester 1 2020:
    • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)
  • have a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70.


    As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • provide an introductory statement about your goals for study and what it means to receive the scholarship
  • maintain a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70* for the duration of the scholarship
  • provide a yearly impact statement for the duration of their scholarship
  • be prepared to attend a meet and greet with the donor.

  Your application

Supporting documents

As part of the application process, you will 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

Apply directly to Deakin

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 and your supporting documentation.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within six weeks of the final application closing date. You can view 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 work placement at Capral Aluminium’s office located in Campbellfield, Victoria. The decision to accept any potential offer is the student’s and will not impact the student’s eligibility to receive the scholarship.

About the donor

Capral Aluminium has established a scholarship to support a third year Engineering student to complete their undergraduate studies. The scholarship is in honour of the late Richard Michael, former Executive General Manager, Manufacturing and highly respected industry figure. Capral Aluminium, with this scholarship, aims to build a supported career pathway in relevant engineering disciplines and foster future leaders in the industry.

Capral Aluminium is an Australian company listed on the ASX. It commenced operations in Australia in 1936 and is Australia's largest manufacturer and distributor of aluminium profiles. Capral employs over 900 people within its operations throughout Australia.