Bert and Vera Thiess Scholarship in Civil Engineering
The university of Queensland Australia

Bert and Vera Thiess Scholarship in Civil Engineering

Australia 16 Aug 2021


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16 Aug 2021
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The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support deserving Engineering students who have experienced financial disadvantage and to honour the memory of the late Bert and Vera Thiess.

The Bert and Vera Thiess Scholarship in Civil Engineering was established in 2019 and is maintained by a gift from the Bert and Vera Thiess Foundation.


An applicant is eligible for the scholarship, if the applicant:
  • submits an application to the Head, by the closing date for applications;
  • is enrolled or intends to enrol full-time in an Approved Program in the year of the award, in a Relevant Field (where applicable); 
  • is a domestic student in accordance with the University’s Student Fees Policy;
  • has not undertaken any prior tertiary study at a Bachelor level or above prior to enrolling in the Approved Program, other than studies in special university programs designed for secondary school students;
  • can demonstrate financial disadvantage; and
  • does not hold a scholarship that the Head considers to be similar.



How to apply

Please complete the on-line application by the due date.

Selection criteria

The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:
  • demonstrated financial need;
  • academic achievement;
  • personal qualities, leadership potential, practical aptitude and aspirations to study a Relevant Field;
  • strength of interest that the applicant demonstrates in civil engineering, as evidenced by a cover letter, short answer responses within the application, and a resume; 
  • performance at interview (if held); and
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant’s future success in the engineering profession.
Preference will be given to applicants who are previous recipients of the Scholarship who continue to face financial disadvantage.
The selection committee may interview shortlisted applicants.

Scholarship value : $7,500

Number awarded : Up to 7

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