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Published on 21 August 2013

There will be a touch of the Academy Awards at the Innovation Centre auditorium on Thursday 22 August when the University of the Sunshine Coast stages its annual awards night for Engineering students.

Eleven nominees for two prestigious scholarships will be among the crowd, eagerly anticipating the award announcements, when the curtains open on the USC 2013 Engineering Awards Presentation Ceremony at 5.15pm.

Four students are in contention for the inaugural Unitywater Engineering Scholarship, which is valued at $10,000 and includes paid vacation work and the opportunity to enter the Unitywater Graduate Program upon completion of the USC degree.

It will be presented to one Civil Engineering student who is majoring in Environment and Water.

Seven other students are vying for the WEIR Minerals Multiflo Scholarship, valued at $9,000, which will be awarded to a second-year Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering student.

Along with these two scholarships, 13 other awards with a total value of about $84,000 will be presented.

These comprise two GHD Scholarships ($5,000 each), the Les and Mary Hall Family Scholarship ($5,000), the Graham Tamblyn Scholarship ($5,000), the Mark and Susan Bradley Prize, the Australian Steel Institute Prize, the Laurie Cowled Women in Engineering Prize, Engineers Australia Sunshine Coast Prize, the L.E.W. Mosel Prize, the “Friends of Engineering” Prize and three Queensland Skills Women’s Scholarships (each worth $5,000 a year for the length of the qualification).

USC’s Development Office Director Russell Ousley thanked all award donors for their generous support of the discipline of Engineering at the University.

— Terry Walsh

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