Goldsmith Family Women in STEM Scholarship

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Graham Goldsmith AO is a prominent business leader who completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at Swinburne University and is recognised for his service to philanthropic foundations, to education and to the banking and employment sectors. He also served five years as the former Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology.

The Goldsmith Family’s Women in STEM Scholarship was established to encourage women to undertake a career across Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical disciplines.

Courses eligible

The following undergraduate STEM courses offered by Swinburne University of Technology. Applicants may be enrolled in a double degree that includes one of the listed degrees.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Professional)
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (Professional)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Professional)
  • Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology
  • Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (Professional)

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for the Goldsmith Family Women in STEM Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Meet the following criteria:
    • Female student
    • Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian Permanent Resident or International student
  2. Meet the following enrolment criteria​​​​:
    • be a commencing Swinburne student in Semester 1 or Semester 2, 2022
    • enrolled full-time in an eligible course (see courses eligible in section above)
    • studying on-campus
  3. Achieved a minimum ATAR of 90.00 and provide ATAR certificate as evidence*. Alternatively, provide an academic transcript of previous exceptional academic results.

    *If you believe your ATAR has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and you had a reasonable expectation to achieve an ATAR of 90.00 or higher, please contact the Scholarships office for assistance with your application.
  4. Submit a personal statement (500 words) addressing the following points:
    • your long term goals and/or career aspirations
    • how this scholarship would make a difference in your life
    • demonstrated leadership qualities and/or extra-curricular service to the community
  5. Provide two written references outlining your suitability for the scholarship:
    • Academic reference - from a person qualified to comment on academic studies, such as a subject coordinator, school principal, etc.
    • Character reference - from a person competent to supply a character reference such as a current or past employer.


The scholarship is valued at $7,500 per year, for up to five years.

How to apply

Applications are closed.


All scholarships offered by Swinburne are governed a set of conditions. Please visit our Scholarship Conditions page for further information.


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