2023 - Reg Dowson Mining Geology Honours Scholarship

Updated: 1 day ago

Status: Closed

Applications open: 21/02/2023
Applications close: 13/03/2023

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About this scholarship

The Reg Dowson Mining Geology Honours Scholarship encourages and supports students who have chosen to study Earth and Planetary Science Honours major at Curtin University and have selected a research project relevant to the mining and mineral exploration industry.

  • Current Students

  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Science courses

  • Undergraduate

  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • International Student

  • Merit Based

The Reg Dowson Mining Geology Honours Scholarship will provide the following support for up to one year (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per semester):

  • A total value of up to $3,000 paid as a cash stipend of $1,500 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses

Scholarship Details

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Earth and Planetary Sciences

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for the Reg Dowson Mining Geology Honours Scholarship:

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, the holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa, New Zealand citizen and International student
  • Enrolled full-time (100 credits) in semester 1, 2023
  • Enrolled in the Honours year of an eligible degree in semester 1, 2023
  • Will be undertaking a project relevant to the mining industry
  • Minimum course weighted average (CWA) of 65
  • Not currently hold a non-Curtin sponsored scholarship

Application process

Step 1: Access application form

  • Application form can be accessed via the ‘My Studies’ tab in OASIS or via the ‘Apply Online’ button on the top right-hand side of this page
  • If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student, and would like to be considered for all other scholarships (both equity as well as merit scholarships) available in this round, we recommend that you apply for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship Program here (only one application form to complete).

Step 2: Complete

  • Complete the application form online
  • Application form can be saved at any point of the process
  • Multiple scholarships can be applied for at one time
  • Tips on how to complete your application can be found on the ‘Applying for scholarships’ page on the scholarships website

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date is listed at the top of the page and within the Scholarships Channel on OASIS
  • Incomplete applications will not be assessed
  • Once submitted, application status will change to submitted

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt will be sent to student email once application has been submitted

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Academic merit
    • A research project of relevance to the mining and mineral exploration industry

Step 6: Outcome

  • All successful and unsuccessful applicants notified of their outcome via the Scholarships Channel (Student OASIS) within 6-8 weeks of the scholarship closing date

Step 7: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants must accept the terms and conditions via the Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) by the deadline

Please note:

  • Scholarship will be awarded if there are applicants of sufficient merit


Scholarships Office

E: scholarships@curtin.edu.au

T: 1300 222 888

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Further Information

Application Advice

For further information about applying for scholarships including important dates and tips for preparing your application, utilise the resources available on the Applying for Scholarships webpage.

Holding more than one industry scholarship

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for, and if successful, will be awarded the highest value scholarship. If students are successful in receiving an offer for more than one scholarship valued the same, they will have the opportunity to select their preferred scholarship. 

For further information about holding more than one scholarship contact the Scholarships Office .

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