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Queensland Hydro Bursary

Scholarship applications for Semester 2 2023 are now closed.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by close of business, 31 August 2023.

The Queensland Hydro Bursary will support full-time continuing students with financial need, enrolled in undergraduate engineering programs at the Sunshine Coast campus.

Queensland Hydro is a publicly owned entity established by the Queensland Government to design, deliver, operate and maintain long duration pumped hydro energy storage assets that will be the cornerstone for transforming the state’s energy system.

Queensland Hydro is currently investigating Borumba Dam, near Imbil, as a pumped hydro energy storage facility. A large and highly skilled team will be required to deliver the significant infrastructure project if the Borumba Pumped Hydro Project is approved.

The bursaries will be valued at A$2,500 and paid in 8 equal fortnightly instalments over Semester 2.

Please Note:  This bursary is offered on a yearly basis through funds provided by an external donor. If funding is not available in any given year, the bursary will not be awarded.

 

*Borumba local community is taken to mean students who live and/or reside within Division 8 of the Gympie Local Government Area, or who lived and/or resided within Division 8 of the Gympie Local Government Area prior to relocating for undergraduate study (postcodes available upon request).

**Borumba regional community is taken to mean students who live and/or reside within Gympie Local Government Area, or who lived and/or resided within the Gympie Local Government Area prior to relocating for undergraduate study (postcodes available upon request).

Study Support Payment Schedule 2024

Semester 2

1

26/07/2024

2

09/08/2024

3

23/08/2024

4

06/09/2024

5

20/09/2024

6

04/10/2024

7

18/10/2024

8

01/11/2024
Eligibility
  • continuing student having successfully completed a minimum of 48 units
  • enrolled full-time at the UniSC Sunshine Coast campus in a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), or Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)/Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • minimum GPA (grade point average) of 4.0
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder or permanent resident of Australia.
Selection criteria
  • financial need
  • hours worked in paid employment or commitment to activities that impact on the time available for the student to study (e.g. compulsory fieldwork placement, significant carer responsibilities);
  • academic merit
  • priority will be given to students from the Borumba local community* (specific locations within the 4570 postcode)
  • a second order of priority will be given to students from the Borumba regional community** (all locations within the Gympie Local Government Area, which includes all locations within the 4570, 4580, 4600 and 4601 postcodes)
  • if no eligible applicants from the Borumba local or regional community, students residing in the Sunshine Coast LGA will be considered 
Eligible programs
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)/Bachelor of Environmental Science
Number available
4
Value

A$2,500