Australian surveying conglomerate, Veris, has announced the creation of a new scholarship aiming to encourage women entering careers in surveying.
The Veris Women In Engineering Scholarship is eligible only to women and supports students commencing study in surveying or geospatial engineering with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage a female high school leaver to undertake a degree in surveying and/or geospatial engineering by offering assistance of AU$10,000 per annum for four years.
Applicants to the scholarship must be female, have completed a NSW HSC (or interstate equivalent) and also be commencing one of the following eligible UNSW degree programs:
- Bachelor of Engineering (Surveying) (Honours) offered by UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering (Geospatial) (Honours) offered by the UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
A panel comprised of the Manager of UNSW Scholarships, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and a member of the Veris NSW team, will interview a short-listed group of applicants and select the recipient on selection criteria including: Personal qualities, academic merit, Aptitude and commitment to a career in engineering; Good academic ability in mathematics, English and science; and a commitment to undertaking work experience with Veris.
The scholarship recipient may be invited by Veris to undertake ten to twelve weeks of industrial training over the summer academic holiday periods at the end of Years 1, 2 and 3.
You can read more details about the scholarship as well as apply by visiting the Veris Women In Engineering Scholarship page at UNSW online.
The scholarship commences on January 1, 2018 and concludes 31 December 2021.