Greig Connell Memorial Scholarship

Applications are open   Local and international students   Current students

Greig Connell completed his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at Swinburne University in 1974. He then went on to work with Exxon Mobil prior to moving into Engineering Recruitment.

Greig was a director with Australia Wide Personnel and was one of the leaders of engineering recruitment in Australia for many years. He was particularly known as the go-to person in automotive recruitment. He was passionate about recruitment and this was evident in his relationships with candidates and clients where he had a high level of credibility. He placed thousands of engineers into roles over 33 years with Australia Wide.

Sadly Greig passed away on 30th August 2020 but his legacy will continue on with this scholarship.

The successful scholar will be offered an opportunity with Australia Wide to work with a senior consultant to assist them to achieve job readiness.


Courses eligible

The following mechanical engineering courses offered by Swinburne University of Technology:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with a major in Mechanical
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Professional) with a major in Mechanical

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for the Greig Connell Memorial Scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Meet the following criteria:
    • female student
    • Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or International student
  2. Meet the following enrolment criteria:
    • be a continuing third year Swinburne student in Semester 1, 2023
    • enrolled full-time in an eligible course and major (see courses eligible in section above)
  3. Have experienced financial hardship, which may have hindered access to education
     
  4. Provide evidence of financial difficulty or low-socioeconomic status. Examples may include (but not limited to):
    • Centrelink statement
    • Payslips
  5. Submit a personal statement (500 words) addressing the above (#3) and describe your passion for your field of study

Value

This scholarship is valued at $5,000 for one year only.

The successful scholar will be offered an opportunity with Australia Wide to work with a senior consultant to assist them to achieve job readiness.


How to apply

Applicants should complete an online application form and submit with all supporting documentation by 31 March 2023. 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

Fees and Scholarships Team, Student Administration and Library Services
scholarship@swin.edu.au