BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina Engineering Scholarship 2012, Curtin University, Perth, WA

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BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina Engineering Scholarship 2012

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Description: The BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina Engineering Scholarship is being offered by BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina to four students from the South West of Western Australia who are interested in pursuing a career in Engineering. The scholarship will be available to a student enrolled full time at Curtin University undertaking their first year of an undergraduate Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical or Mining engineering degree.
Presently the Alumina Refinery employs more than 1200 people and has been producing alumina since April 1984. To complement their present community involvement, Worsley are offering four scholarships to reward students from South West schools who have achieved academically throughout their high school studies.
BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina run a mine site and refinery in the South West of Western Australia and focus on providing opportunities to local residents.
Download: Application form (.pdf)
Applicant Information (.pdf)
Opening Date: 21 August, 2011
Closing Date: 15 November, 2011
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Area of Interest: Engineering
Mining / Mapping / Resources
Scholarship Type: Merit Based
Year of Study: First UG Year
Eligibility: ELIGIBLE COURSES
Bachelor of Engineering with the intent to specialise in either of the following:
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Mining
  • Chemical

  • Applicants must meet ALL of following criteria to be considered for a BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina Engineering Scholarship:
  • Have attended a South West high school in 2010 or 2011
  • Have selected Curtin University as a first preference through TISC to undertake an eligible undergraduate Engineering Degree
  • Be undertaking their first semester of their first undergraduate Degree at Curtin University in Semester 1, 2012
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or the holder of an Australian Permanent Resident visa
  • Be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported place

  • Applicable to: Prospective Students
    High School Students
    Nationality: Australian Citizen
    Australian Permanent Resident
    New Zealand Citizen
    Maximum number awarded: 4
    Value: The Scholarship consists of a $5,000 cash payment per year to assist with costs associated with studying (textbooks, incidental expenses etc). The scholarship is offered for a maximum of 4 years.
    Successful recipients may also have the opportunity for work experience over the holidays.
    Tenable at: Curtin University
    Further Information: Please refer to the applicant information PDF for more information, or contact:
    Scholarships Office
    Student Central, Building 101, Level 1
    Telephone: 9266 2992
    Email: scholarships@curtin.edu.au
    Criteria: The Scholarship(s) will be awarded by a Selection Panel using the following criteria:
  • Academic record
  • Responses in the application form
  • Information included in 500 word essay
  • Interview by selection committee

  • Guidelines: Successful applicants will be notified in January 2012
    Applications must be submitted to:
    Lisa Chegwidden
    Training and Development
    BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina
    PO Box 344
    COLLIE WA 6225

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