Boeing Scholarship

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The Boeing Scholarships are offered to students at RMIT University in support of Boeing's International Education Philosophical Guidelines.

The Boeing Scholarships are open to RMIT students currently enrolled in an advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree (single or double) or master (by coursework or research) in programs of significance or merit to Boeing.

Value and duration

Each scholarship is valued at $4000 for one year.

Number of scholarships available

In 2017 there are eight scholarships available for:

  • one student enrolled in an advanced diploma
  • one student enrolled in an associate degree
  • two students enrolled in an undergraduate bachelor degree (single or double)
  • two female students enrolled in an advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, or master (coursework or research) program
  • two students enrolled in a master (coursework or research) program.

Note: In the event there are no suitable applicants in a scholarship category the selection panel may re-allocate funds to other categories.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • be enrolled in one of the following disciplines:
    • Aerospace, Aviation, Mechanical, Automotive or Manufacturing Engineering
    • Mechatronics or Sustainable Systems Engineering
    • Electrical or Computer Engineering
    • Computer Science or Information Technology
  • be available for an interview between 10-13 April 2017.

Advanced diploma applicants must:

  • have completed between 25% and 60% of their program to apply
  • demonstrate strong academic performance in their current program
  • maintain an equivalent full-time enrolment throughout the duration of the scholarship. Recipients whose enrolment falls below full-time status in either semester may have scholarship funds withheld.

Associate degree, bachelor degree and master (coursework or research) applicants must:

  • have completed a minimum of 48 credit points in their current program
  • have at least 72 credit points remaining before finishing their current program
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 36 credit points throughout the duration of the scholarship (full-time enrolled). Recipients whose enrolment falls below 36 credit points in either semester may have scholarship funds withheld

Postgraduate applicants must:

  • be enrolled in a master (coursework or research) program. PhD and Doctorate students are not eligible for these scholarships.

Note: The Boeing Scholarship will be awarded to an individual only once; previous winners of the Boeing Scholarship or Boeing Prize are not eligible to re-apply.

Selection

These scholarships will be awarded based on criteria that includes:

  • demonstrated level of disadvantage
  • financial need
  • the impact of the scholarship to assist the applicant to achieve their goals
  • the applicants’ motivation as illustrated by past academic endeavours
  • career goals
  • responses to questions in the application form.

Academic results will account for 40% of the weighting.

The Boeing Scholarships are managed and awarded by the College of Science, Engineering and Health. The selection panel will be chaired by the Deputy PVC, Learning and Teaching, College of Science, Engineering and Health (or their nominee) and include up to three senior Academics from the College.

How to apply

Complete the online application by the close date.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit a complete online application. Partial applications will not be assessed.

Supporting documentation

Ensure that you have your supporting documentation ready to upload in order to complete your application. Applications without supporting documentation will not be considered.

Please refer to the Supporting Documentation – Financial and Educational Disadvantage Guide which outlines acceptable forms of supporting documentation.

Application questions

It is expected that the online application will take approximately thirty minutes to complete. Once you have completed a question online, you cannot go back and modify your response(s). The main application questions are listed below to allow you time to prepare your answers in advance prior to starting the online application.

  • Discuss your passion for studying in your chosen field, including the steps you have taken to achieve your educational goals. *Mandatory (Text box maximum 700 characters)
  • What are your future plans and career aspirations? *Mandatory (Text box 700 characters)
  • Describe your two best academic achievements or learning experiences in your current program. (text box 700 characters) * Mandatory
  • Describe a situation or challenge that you have met and overcome (and what you learned from this situation) which reflects one or more of the following: teamwork, professionalism, leadership, volunteerism, imagination or innovation. (text box 700 characters) * Mandatory
  • How do you intend to use this scholarship and how will it assist you to achieve academic success?
  • Tell us what you know about Boeing and how your interests, studies or goals are of significance to Boeing. (text box 700 characters) * Mandatory
  • Briefly outline your involvement in an extra-curricular activity such as a university club or committee, student leadership, volunteering or community involvement, or sporting team.

Find out more about applying for scholarships.

Open date

Applications now open.

Close date

Applications close at 11pm, Monday 13 March.

Terms and conditions

View the Coursework Scholarships Office’s Scholarships and Grants Terms and Conditions (PDF 378kb, 26p), (Section 5.4).

Scholarship payments

Scholarship payments will be made in two parts:

  1. 50% of the scholarship funds will be paid to the successful applicants following announcement of the Boeing Scholarship winners.
  2. The remaining 50% of scholarship funds will be paid following the semester two census date (31 August) subject to maintaining strong academic performance and other ongoing eligibility criteria.
    • Failure to maintain strong academic performance or to meet the ongoing eligibility may result in cancellation of the scholarship
    • Scholarships cannot be deferred or suspended in any way.

Successful applicants must attend an RMIT award ceremony (date to be advised). Failure to attend (without extreme extenuating circumstances) may result in cancellation of the scholarship.

Further info

The Boeing Scholarships are offered to students at RMIT University in support of Boeing International Higher Education Philosophical Guidelines that states that Boeing's will partner with strategically selected colleges and universities to:

  • enhance the skills required for as many students' academic and professional success as possible while improving access for underrepresented populations (includes but not limited to financial need, gender, rural and ethnic minorities) and targeting high academic achievers
  • promote interest in continuing higher education for students, faculty and Boeing employees in aerospace areas of interest
  • increase our knowledge of higher education institutions' intellectual and technical capabilities and their knowledge of our critical skill needs
  • leverage our academic partnerships to enhance Boeing's visibility/ presence in key geographic markets.

The intent of the Boeing Scholarship is specifically to give a large number of students the opportunity to apply for support. In addition, Boeing places an emphasis on supporting vocational education (advanced diplomas), undergraduate (associate and bachelor degrees and postgraduate (masters) students who are under-represented, in financial need and/ or demonstrate high academic merit who have technical or business aptitude.

Contact

Coursework Scholarships Office

or

Mr Rick Ryan
College of Science Engineering and Health

Previous recipients

2016RecipientProgram
Advanced DiplomaMatthew GillettAdvanced Diploma of Engineering (Mechanical)
Associate DegreeMichael WalshAssociate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots)
Bachelor DegreeTimothy BlosfeldsBachelor of Engineering (Adv Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours)
Alain HaddadBachelor of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) (Honours)
Bachelor Degree (Female)Kerry PhillipsBachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)/Bachelor of Business (Management)
Sarah TizianiBachelor of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics) (Honours)
PostgraduateLuke McCartinMaster of Information Technology
Postgraduate (Female)Madhvi ChauhanMaster of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering)

2015

2015RecipientProgram
Advanced DiplomaMatthew WilliamsonAdvanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace Engineering)
Associate DegreeJason PaulAssociate Degree in Engineering Technology (Aerospace Engineering)
Bachelor DegreeAmanda Lam Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)
Bachelor Degree (Female)Hoang-Xinh NguyenBachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)
PostgraduateJudith GammieMaster of Computer Science
Postgraduate (Female)Renuka Mandar SovaniMaster of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

2010–2014

Boeing Early Career Undergraduate Scholarship

Boeing Middle to Latter career Undergraduate Scholarship

Boeing Female Undergraduate Scholarship

Boeing Postgraduate Scholarship

Boeing Female Postgraduate Scholarship

2014

Scott Denny
BAppSci (Aviation)

Phillip Dang
BEng (MechEng) (Honours)/BBus (Management)

Yoann Strigini
BTech (Computer Studies)

Jason Fu
BEng (MechEng) (Honours)

Kim Tria
BInfoTech

Maria Duenas
MCompSci

Saurav Jha
MCompSci

Neelu Shrestha
MEng (Electrical & Electronic Eng)

2013

Ashim Panta
BEng (AeroEng)

Nima Shoghi
BCompSci (Security)

Kamil Czerwinski
BEng (AeroEng)/BBus (Management)

Nicholas Vergnaud
BCompSci

Nicola Kloet
BEng (AeroEng)

Alsharif Abuadbba MCompSci

Bo Wan MComputing

Mihoko Abe
MCompSci

2012

Samuel Prudden BEng (AeroEng)

David Kneale BAppSci (Aviation)

Daniel Livingstone BEng (MechEng)

Maneekwan Toyungyernsub BEng (AeroEng)

Sashika Gunawardena BEng (AeroEng)

Veena Venugopal BEng (AeroEng)

Negin Moghadam MEng

Johanne Trippas MCompSci

2011

Cameron Faulks BEng (AeroEng)

Shufang Yu BEng (AeroEng)

Jethro Kairys BEng (ElecEng)

Jashan Ramsurn BEng (AeroEng)

Lucinda Walker BEng (AeroEng)

Juan Rodriguez Guerra MEng (ElecEng)

Alvaro Claure MEng (Management)

Alexandra Poles MAvi (Ind.Management)

2010

Hamish Kerr BEng (AeroEng)

Jethro Kairys BEng (ElecEng)

Holly Alexander BCompSci (Honours)

Aaron McArlein BEng (AeroEng)

Nathaniel Garbutt BInfoTech (Multimedia Design)

Christopher Laba MAvi (Ind.Management)

Sarasi Jayakody MEng (Network Eng)

Rosemary Missier MCompSci

2009

For students enrolled in the Aerospace, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering disciplines.

Scholarship

Recipient

Program

Undergraduate who achieved excellent academic results in their first year of study in 2008

James Herringer

BEng (AeroEng)

Undergraduate who achieved excellent academic results in their second year of study in 2008

Johanna Austin

BEng (MechEng)

Female students in their first year in 2009 who are from a disadvantaged background and/or regional area and studying a single degree

Claire Haesler and Swetha Indukuri

BEng (AeroEng)

Student from an Australian rural / regional area who relocated to study and were in their first year in 2009

Nathan Snoxall

BEng (AeroEng)

Student from an Australian rural / regional area who relocated to study and were in their first year in 2009 and studying a double degree

Shan Jacob

BEng (AeroEng)/ BBus (Management)

Student in their first year of postgraduate (coursework or research) study in 2009 from a disadvantaged background and/or regional area

Rudaba Khan

PhD (AeroEng) (Research)