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 2 2021 open 17 June 2021.

Applications for Trimester 2 2021 close 15 July 2021 at 5pm.


Payment of $625 per credit point plus an academic mentor. Payments can be made as cash or towards student contributions (tuition fees).

This scholarship is available for the normal course duration.

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 University in your first year of your bachelor degree in Trimester 2 2021
  • be enrolled full-time in a Commonwealth Supported Place in one of the following courses:
    • Bachelor of Artificial Intelligence
    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Cyber Security
    • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)
  • be enrolled at Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waterfront, Geelong Waurn Ponds or Cloud Campus
  • Year 12 applicants - minimum ATAR of 70 (including published subject or Special Equity and Access Scheme adjustments) 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 Scholarship Application Portal.

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The scholarship application process is highly competitive with a limited number of scholarships available. Unfortunately, not all eligible applicants will receive one.

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 four weeks of the application closing date. You can view the status of your application via your scholarship application portal account.