Charlie Selman Sustainability Award

Applications are open   Local and international students   Current students

The Charlie Selman Sustainability Award has been established to honour Charlie’s memory by supporting an outstanding final year undergraduate student who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to sustainability, including social and environmental sustainability.  This award has been established as an incentive for students to be more like Charlie Selman: explorative, inventive, unabashedly creative, and dedicated.


Courses eligible

Single or double undergraduate course offered by Swinburne University of Technology in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology


Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for the Charlie Selman Sustainability Award, applicants must:

  1. Be completing a final year/capstone project with a focus on environment and sustainability addressing one or more of the following areas:
    • Water quality/Conservation
    • Greenhouse gas emissions
    • Waste management practices
    • Biodiversity management
    • Environmental education awareness
  2. Meet the following enrolment criteria:
    • be a final year Swinburne student in 2021
    • be completing their final year/capstone project in 2021
    • enrolled full-time in an eligible course (see courses eligible in section above) at the time of completing their final year/capstone project
    • studying on-campus
  3. Submit a short (no more than 500 words) statement and a 2-4 minute video about their passion and commitment to sustainability and discuss their specific capstone project
     
  4. Submit one referee report outlining your suitability for the award:
    • Academic reference - from a person qualified to comment on academic studies, such as a subject coordinator, school principal, etc.

Value

The scholarship is valued at $2000 (One-off payment)


How to apply

Applicants should complete an online application form and submit with all supporting documentation by 8 November 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For assistance when completing your application, please view the Scholarship Application Help Guide.


Conditions

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


Contact

Scholarships & Orientation, Student Administration and Library Services
scholarship@swin.edu.au