Adrian Di Marco Women in Software Development Scholarship

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The Adrian Di Marco Women in Software Development Scholarship is offered by TechnologyOne and valued at $10,000 per year for up to three years for students who identify as female enrolled in an eligible course at Swinburne. Recipients will also be provided with opportunities to develop professional skills to support their chosen career through mentoring and other meaningful engagement opportunities offered by TechnologyOne, including an offer to participate in their internship program.

Adrian Di Marco started TechnologyOne in 1987, as one of the first tech startups in Australia. Adrian’s vision was to leverage new and emerging technology to revolutionise the industry and build true software products, here in Australia. Today, TechnologyOne is one of the most successful software firms on the ASX, with a market capitalization of over $4 billion and more than 1,200 customers around the globe.

In 2004, Di Marco won the Pearcey Award for innovative and pioneering achievement and contribution to research and development in IT, and in 2010 he was awarded Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. Throughout his career, Adrian’s visionary thinking, entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering courage in the face of challenges, has allowed him to make the impossible possible, and drive innovations that have changed the face of the industry.

The Adrian Di Marco Women in Software Development Scholarship is awarded to a female student who embodies the attributes that Adrian demonstrated throughout his career, to become one of Australia’s greatest legacies in the software industry.


Courses eligible

The following courses offered by Swinburne University of Technology:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science (single or double degree)
  • Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology (single or double degree)
  • Bachelor of Games and Interactivity/Bachelor of Computer Science 

Eligibility / selection criteria

To be eligible for the Adrian Di Marco Women in Software Development Scholarship, applicants must:

    1. Meet the following criteria:
      • identify as female
      • Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
    2. Meet the following enrolment criteria:
      • be a commencing first year Swinburne student in Semester 1, 2023
      • enrolled full-time in an eligible course (see courses eligible in section above)
    3. Submit a personal statement (500 words) addressing the following points:
      • passion for chosen career and career aspirations
      • how this scholarship will help you achieve your goals
      • demonstrate a passion for innovation
    4. Provide evidence of financial hardship:
      • Centrelink statement
      • Payslips
    5. Provide a written reference from a community leader, employer or teacher about your character and leadership qualities

    Value

    The scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year, for up to three years. 

    Recipients will also be provided with opportunities to develop professional skills to support their chosen career through mentoring and other meaningful engagement opportunities offered by TechnologyOne, including an offer to participate in their internship program.


    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 by 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