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Scholarship details

2024 - Sir William Tyree Scholarship in Engineering (Future Students)

Status: Closed

Applications open: 27/07/2023
Applications close: 17/11/2023

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About this scholarship

The Tyree Foundation has established scholarships for engineering students across all Australian States. The scholarships are for Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, to provide them support throughout their four-year course of study.

  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
    • Engineering courses
  • Undergraduate
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Need Based
  • Merit Based

The Sir William Tyree Scholarship in Engineering will provide the following support for the expected duration of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (based on a full-time study load of 100 credits per semester):

  • A total value of up to $60,000 paid as a cash stipend of $7,500 per semester. The amount can be used at the recipient's discretion to contribute towards educational related expenses.

Scholarship Details

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
(Double degrees are considered ineligible)

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for the Sir William Tyree Scholarship in Engineering: 

  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or Australian permanent humanitarian
  • Achieve a minimum ATAR of 80 (which may include step up points)
  • Demonstrated financial hardship and low socioeconomic status

Application process

Step 1: Access online application form

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
  • Please note that this link will direct you to the general "Equity Scholarship Program" application form. Once you submit your application, you will then be considered for all scholarships that you are eligible for in this round.
  • If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student, if you 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
  • Tips on how to complete your application can be found under the Applying for scholarships link on the scholarships website

Step 3: Submit

  • Closing date is listed at the top of the page
  • Incomplete applications will not be assessed
  • Once submitted, application status will change to submitted

Step 4: Receipt

  • Application receipt will be sent to the email address provided when you created your Curtin account, once your application has been submitted

Step 5: Assessment

  • Applications for the Sir William Tyree Scholarship in Engineering will be assessed by an assessment panel using the following criteria:
    • Responses to questions in application form
    • Written statement of up to 500 words detailing educational disadvantage
    • Financial hardship and socioeconomic status
    • Performance in interview (if required)
    • Preference given to rural/regional and/or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students 

Step 6: Shortlist for Interview (Only applies if an interview is required)

  • Shortlisted applicants will be sent an interview date and time via their email address entered in TISC.
  • Shortlisted applicants must be available for the designated interview time
  • Interviews (if necessary) will be held 11 - 15 December 2023

Step 7: Outcome

  • Outcome will be sent via the email address listed through TISC after main round offers (all successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified)

Step 8: Acceptance

  • Successful applicants (including those who wish to defer their studies) must return acceptance documents by the deadline stipulated in the terms and conditions
  • Deferral is not permitted

Please note:

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

Enrolment Requirements

Recipients must meet all of the following:

  • Maintain full-time enrolment (100 credit points) in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) each study period at Curtin University
  • Maintain a course weighted average (CWA) of at least 65 each study period
  • Pass all units attempted each study period


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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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