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Playford Trust / WSP Engineering Scholarship at Flinders University, Australia 2024

Application is now open for the Playford Trust / WSP Engineering Scholarship at Flinders University. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About Flinders University and Scholarship

Situated in Adelaide, South Australia, Flinders University stands as a prominent public research institution with a network spanning 11 locations across South Australia and the Northern Territory. Since its establishment in 1966, the university has been a cornerstone of academic excellence, bearing the name of British navigator Matthew Flinders, celebrated for his exploration and surveying of the Australian and South Australian coastline in the early 19th century.

In collaboration with WSP, a globally renowned engineering professional services consulting firm, the Playford Trust presents a golden opportunity for aspiring students. The trust offers a scholarship of $10,000, specifically designed for students in Honours or their fourth year pursuing studies in civil, structural, mechanical, electrical engineering, or environmental studies.


WSP, recognized as one of the world’s leading consulting firms in engineering professional services, is driven by a commitment to local communities and fueled by international expertise. The firm boasts a multidisciplinary team comprising engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, and environmental specialists, among others. Their areas of expertise encompass Property and buildings, Transportation and infrastructure, Resources (including Mining and Industry), Water, Power, and Environmental solutions. Additionally, WSP provides comprehensive project delivery and strategic consulting services.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to initiate their application process promptly. By commencing the application early and providing comprehensive details this year, the Playford Trust can efficiently transmit pertinent information to WSP. This collaborative effort ensures a seamless and timely consideration of candidates for the scholarship opportunity.

WSP’s commitment extends beyond professional services to fostering a diverse and inclusive working environment. Actively championing sustainable design practices, the firm aligns with principles that go beyond engineering excellence, emphasizing the importance of social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

Embarking on a journey with Flinders University and WSP not only opens doors to academic advancement but also provides a unique opportunity to contribute to transformative solutions in the dynamic field of engineering. Through this scholarship initiative, the Playford Trust and WSP are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of engineering leaders, making significant strides toward a sustainable and innovative future.

Details about Playford Trust / WSP Engineering Scholarship at Flinders University:

Scholarship Sponsor: Playford Trust, in partnership with WSP/Flinders University, Australia

Scholarship Value: $10,000

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Undergraduate

Host Institution(s): Flinders University, Australia


The chosen candidate will get a $10,000 scholarship and the chance to work with WSP on a work placement to hone their engineering abilities and increase their involvement in the business. Within one of the market-leading business groups (Transport, Property, Energy and Resources, Earth and Environment, or Water), the work placement will offer priceless project-specific expertise. In addition to project management, sustainability, and earth sciences, WSP offers a wide range of specializations in each of these fields, including mechanical, electrical, civil, and structural engineering. The work experience has the potential to lead to a continuing paid internship and eventual employment. It will last for a maximum of six weeks with flexibility.

Eligibility Criteria for Playford Trust / WSP Engineering Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be qualified for the Playford Trust / WSP Engineering Scholarship at Flinders University:

  • Prepared to start their fourth year of environmental studies, civil, structural, mechanical, or electrical engineering at one of the three public universities in South Australia, or their honors program.
  • A South Australian resident who is either an Australian citizen or the bearer of a permanent resident visa
  • Intended to work in South Australia for a substantial portion of their career or likely to be beneficial to the State
  • A top performer having a stellar undergraduate record
  • Of moral integrity. Students with leadership potential will be given preference.
  • Be able to finish the six-week internship within six months of being awarded the fellowship.

Note: Students who possess confidence and experience in digital communication and human connection, together with a strong focus on honing their technical engineering and consulting abilities, will also be given preference. A supporting statement regarding the student’s accomplishments, character, and leadership potential must be provided by the applicant’s supervisor or an academic referee (such as the dean of the school or faculty) or lecturer.

Selection Criteria

Student submissions from any of the three public institutions in South Australia will be taken into consideration by the Playford Trust, which retains the discretion to accept, reject, or not accept any or all of the nominations. The final decision will be made in conjunction with WSP and the Playford Trust, and the selected candidates will be interviewed.

Application Procedure for Playford Trust / WSP Engineering Scholarship

Interested candidates should submit applications via the online portal.

The Submission Deadline is: 19 January 2024

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