ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholarship for Engineering

This scholarship is to support a second year full-time Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical) student residing in the Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Gladstone, Biloela, Bundaberg or Mackay regions.

Scholarship Value: $5,000 ($2,500/ term for Terms 1 & 2)

Length of Scholarship: One Year

Number Available:

Opening Date: 15 October 2018

Closing Date: 11 January 2019

Study LevelUndergraduate
Year of Study2nd year
CitizenshipAustralian Citizen; Permanent Resident; Permanent Humanitarian Visa
Study RegionBiloela; Bundaberg; Gladstone; Mackay; Rockhampton; Yeppoon
Study ModeAll modes
Study LoadFull time

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to receive the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholarship for Engineering, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled or intending to enrol at CQUniversity in Term 1, 2019
  • Be studying 2nd year of either a:
    • Bachelor of Engineering (majoring in either Electrical or Mechanical)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (majoring in either Electrical or Mechanical)
  • Be enrolled with a full-time term course load (18 credit points or more) in Terms 1 & 2, 2018
  • Have a residential address in the Rockhampton, Yeppoon, Gladstone, Biloela, Bundaberg or Mackay regions
  • Be enrolled at Census date Term 1, 2019
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa*
  • Not be receiving another Donor Funded** Scholarship

**Donor Funded: refers to a scholarship which is only available to CQUniversity students, funded by an individual or organisation external to the University (excluding Federal Government funded Commonwealth and Equity Scholarships)

Applicants will be assessed based on an application form, academic performance during first year studies and a written submission of no more than 500 words addressing the following:

  • Career goals and how the scholarship will assist you in achieving your educational objectives
  • Extracurricular activities - especially community and volunteering activities and demonstration of leadership
  • Life experiences

In addition to the ongoing eligibility requirements, the successful applicant/s must:

  • Maintain at least a GPA of 4.0 throughout the duration of their degree
  • Remain enrolled with a full-time study load at Census date of each term (terms 1 & 2 only)
  • As a donor scholarship recipient, you may be approached to assist with positively promoting the CQUniversity Scholarships Program by sharing your experiences as a recipient through media and at events such as Open Day.
  • Includes an expenses paid (travel, accommodation and reasonable living expenses) site visit of up to 5 days duration to a ConocoPhillips operational centre during the mid-year or year end University break. There is also an option for mentoring from a ConocoPhillips Engineer for the duration of the Scholarship. This will be negotiated between the successful applicant and ConocoPhillips Australia Pty Ltd.
Payment of Scholarship

The successful applicant is required to enter their current financial institution details (banking details) into their MyCentre for payment to occur. This must be done prior to Census date Term 1 2019 to avoid delays.

Payment will be made to the successful applicant in Week 6 of Term 1 and Term 2 following final post Census date eligibility checks. Payments will be credited electronically to the successful applicant's nominated bank account.

Applications must include all necessary supporting documents. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will need to supply the following supporting documentation:
  • Written submission
  • Evidence of academic achievement or unofficial transcript
  • Evidence of community involvement, exemplary work or demonstration of leadership
  • Resume

To apply for the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholarship for Engineering:

  1. Complete a Scholarship Online Application Form, ensuring all supporting documentation is completed and attached as outlined here
    • For Current students (applicants who have already have a Student ID number) click here to apply through MyCentre. You will need to log in with your student details.
    • For Future students (applicants who have applied or are intending to apply to study at CQUniversity but not yet received or accepted an offer) click here to apply
  2. Complete Applications must be received at the Student Life and Wellbeing Centre, Scholarships Office by 5pm AEST on the closing date.

    Failure to supply requested documents will result in your application being incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Selection of the successful recipient will be determined by a selection panel made of representatives from ConocoPhillips Australia Pty Ltd and CQUniversity. A scholarship will only be offered where there is an applicant of sufficient merit. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications as soon as possible after the selection panel meets.
ConocoPhillips Australia Pty Ltd

ConocoPhillips is the world’s largest independent exploration and production company based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. In Australia, ConocoPhillips has an exciting portfolio of assets including the Australia Pacific LNG Facility in Gladstone, Queensland, the Bayu-Undan Field in the Timor Sea, and the Darwin LNG Facility in the Northern Territory. A commitment to safety, operating excellence and environmental stewardship guide the Company’s operations.

ConocoPhillips is committed to supporting the education of future engineering professionals through financial awards and development opportunities.