Industry Scholarships is an opportunity for students to make significant contributions to the work environment and at the same time experience the culture and ethics of the workplace. The Industry Scholarships program is usually structured so that students are either on placement with their Sponsor company or studying. This allows students to focus on one aspect of their program at a time.
One of the key elements of the Industry Scholarships Program is the one year full time placement with the Sponsor company. This gap year either occurs in third or fourth year, depending upon the length of the student's undergraduate program. During this placement, students take on a meaningful role within the organisation, undertaking all the responsibilities associated with being a practising professional. This intensive experience, combined with a world-class qualification from the University of Newcastle, provides Industry Scholarships graduates with an advantage in an increasingly competitive employment market. It is this unique combination of high academic standards and relevant, meaningful industry experience that makes Industry Scholarships the leader in preparing professionals for their role in industry.
Industry Scholarships are tax free and fully funded by industry.
Scholarships are potentially available across all five Faculties: Engineering the Built Environment, Business and Law, Science and Information Technology, Education and Arts; and Health.
Each year there are three intakes and the number and type of scholarships on offer will vary. As scholarships become available they will be listed on this website, please check back regularly for updates.
In 2011 scholarships were offered in the following disciplines. Select a link below to find out more about program information and career opportunities:
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Science & Management
- Fine Arts
- Mechanical Engineering
The Alliance Model with Full Time Placement
The Alliance Model was established in 1998. This scholarship is intended for students in their first or second year and usually runs for the duration of student's undergraduate program. Students go on placement with their Sponsor company for the equivalent of 10 weeks per annum and also undertake a one year full time placement with their Sponsor company. The total number of weeks per placement period and when they are completed can be negotiated between sponsor and scholar.
The Alliance Model without Full Time Placement
This scholarship is the same as the Alliance scholarship with no one year full time placement.
The UniGrad Model
This scholarship was developed early in 2008, it is a one year scholarship for students who are towards the end of their degree, usually commencing towards the end of their penultimate year. Students undertake a placement for the equivalent of 20 weeks (100 days) over a one year period.
Industry Based Indigenous Scholarship (IBIS) Model
The IBIS model links Indigenous students with sponsors via industry placements. This scholarship value will vary depending on your area of study and your industry placement may link to other course requirements. The current Nursing model is for 12 weeks placement for $14,000 per annum.
Industry Connect Scholarship
This scholarship can be offered at any stage of an undergraduate degree. Students undertake industry placement of up to 12 weeks with the total scholarship value ranging between $3,000 and $15,000.
T.A.P (Talent Acquisition Program) Model
This model was launched in 2011 and has been developed to suit the emerging needs of industry, specifically the labour market shortage and Industry wanted to engage students in a 'Cadetship' type model. The difference with T.A.P model is that students can maintain their full-time study status and complete the equivalent of 1 or 2 days a week of placement.
The duration of the scholarship and candidate selected is determined by the sponsor, with the intent to connect with a student contributing to their skill level over a longer period of time.
The sponsor may select a number of students completing their 1st year of study to join the program and complete a period of placement. At the conclusion of this placement a competitive selection process results and the sponsor can chose which scholars move onto the next phase of the scholarship.
The Professional Benefits
The benefits of being a scholar are twofold: financial support while studying and the opportunity to gain valuable industry experience. Our sponsors are committed to encouraging your development, which means that while on placement you are given real responsibilities and the opportunity to contribute to the organisation. You are not simply spending time with an organisation; you are learning how the corporate world operates while developing the skills necessary to be successful in your chosen profession.
Our scholars have found that their placement blocks with their sponsor reinforce their theoretical knowledge through practical application and enhance their learning experience. Industry Scholarships helps you to reach your full academic potential.
The Financial Benefit
The scholar payment schedule depends on the type and length of Industry Schoalrships being offered. In 2011, the Scholarship values ranged from $6,000 to $84,000. The scholarship is tax free and scholars receive their payments on a fortnightly basis throughout the year.