2024 - Rio Tinto Women in Mining Scholarship

Updated: 1 day ago

Status: Closed

Applications open: 5/02/2024
Applications close: 6/03/2024

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About this scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support and create opportunities for female students pursuing a degree in mining engineering, with the aim of encouraging gender diversity within the industry. 
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  • Current Students

  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Western Australian School of Mines (WASM)

  • Undergraduate

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

  • Merit Based

The Rio Tinto Women in Mining Scholarship will provide the following support for up to one year (based on a full-time enrolment of 100 credits):

  • A total value of up to $10,000 paid as a cash stipend of $5,000 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipient’s discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses
  • Guaranteed paid vacation work with Rio Tinto
  • Guaranteed mentorship opportunities
  • Networking event opportunities

Scholarship Details

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) (Honours)

Double degrees are considered eligible.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the Rio Tinto Women in Mining Scholarship:

  • Australian or New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or an Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder
  • Identify as a female
  • Enrolled full-time (minimum 75 credits) in the second year or above in the Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) (Honours) in semester 1, 2024
  • Have a minimum course weighted average (CWA) of 60
  • Not in receipt of any other scholarships that are externally funded and/or for the same purpose

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 this scholarship (as well as all equity and merit scholarships), 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
  • Applying for a scholarship - See guidelines and tips (including the interview preparation) on how to complete your application

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
    • Interview performance (for shortlisted applicants)
    • Preference will be given to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students

Step 6: Shortlist for Interview

  • Shortlisted applicants will be sent an interview date and time via their student email in late March to early April
  • Shortlisted applicants must be available for the designated interview time (early to mid-April)
  • Unsuccessful applicants will be sent a notification via the Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS)

Step 7: Outcome

  • Successful and unsuccessful interview applicants will be notified of their outcome via the Scholarship Channel (Student OASIS) within 6-8 weeks of closing date

Step 8: 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

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must meet all of the following:

  • Remain enrolled in initial course of study
  • Maintain a full-time enrolment of at least 75 credits per semester at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 60 each semester
  • Pass all units attempted each semester
  • Not apply for or receive any other scholarships that are externally funded and/or for the same purpose whilst receiving the Rio Tinto Women in Mining Scholarship


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E: [email protected]

T: 1300 222 888

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Further Information

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.

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