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Edith Cowan University Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM Scholarship, Australia for 2023

Application is now open for the Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM Scholarship at Edith Cowan University. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Western Australia’s Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a public university. It is the only university in Australia to bear the name of a woman, Edith Cowan, who was the first to be elected to the Australian parliament. It was created through a merger of tertiary institutions that had histories dating back to 1902, when the Claremont Teachers College was founded, earning it university status in 1991. As such, it is the current descendant of the first higher institution in Western Australia.

In addition to its 200 km (120 mi) south of Perth regional campus in Bunbury and its two metropolitan campuses in Joondalup and Mount Lawley, the university offers more than 300 courses, many of which may be taken online. The university also collaborates with several other educational institutions to provide courses and programs abroad. Over 31,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including over 7,000 international students, were enrolled at the institution in 2020.


ECU was ranked in the top three Australian institutions for teaching quality, skill development, student support, student-to-teacher ratio, learning resources, and overall experience in the 2022 Good Institutions Guide. Additionally, it was one of only two national colleges to obtain a 15-year continuous 5-star rating for teaching excellence. In addition, the institution belongs to the International Association of Law Schools, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and the International Cyber Security Center of Excellence.

With the help of the Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM initiative of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering, up to 500 women in STEM will receive undergraduate and graduate scholarships. The Elevate Program intends to address gender disparities in STEM by encouraging greater industry-academia cooperation in applied research and business, enhancing the professional capabilities of women in STEM, and advancing women into leadership positions.

Details about Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM Scholarship at Edith Cowan University:

Scholarship Sponsor: Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering/Edith Cowan University

Scholarship Value: $30,000

Number of Awards: Several

Study level: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): Edith Cowan University, Australia


The Elevate program offers: 

  • A scholarship (worth up to $30,000 depending on the amount received);
  • Event participation and networking
  • Mentoring
  • Ongoing assistance for students during their university studies.

Eligibility for Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM Scholarship 

The following three requirements must be met for an application to be considered for an Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM Scholarship:

  • Declare oneself to be female or non-binary;
  • Be registering as a domestic student; 
  • Be prepared to start STEM coursework or further education to expand your business knowledge at an Australian university in 2024.

Depending on the type of scholarship chosen, additional requirements may apply. For all three scholarship categories, applicants who match the qualifying requirements will also have their STEM backgrounds respected and taken into account, providing that they know Indigenous ways of knowing.

ATSE especially encourages applications from people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, from regional, rural, or remote areas; LGBTQIA+; from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds; from low-socioeconomic backgrounds; or who are disabled or live in one of these circumstances. The evaluation and selection process will take diversity, inclusion, and accomplishment about opportunity into account.

Please visit the Elevate Program Guidelines website for a complete list of terms and conditions.

Application Process for Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM Scholarship

Log in or register for the scholarship here. Please direct all inquiries to or call 02 6185 3240. You can also visit the Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM web page for further details.

The Application Deadline is: August 31, 2023

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