Engineering Scholarship

2018 Engineering Scholarship

Wannon Water is offering a tertiary scholarship of up to $20,000 to a local student studying Civil Engineering in 2018.

The scholarship is just one way we are achieving our vision of going "beyond water for stronger communities".

Our Civil Engineering Scholarship, which is now in its 10th year, has been highly successful in supporting local students through their studies and kick-starting their career with hands-on experience.

The scholarship consists of:

  • $5,000 awarded annually towards the cost of university fees and study expenses as defined in the Wannon Water Scholarship Agreement;
  • Christmas vacation employment with Wannon Water as an engineering student at the end of the second and third years of study;
  • A minimum of three (3) years' post-graduate employment at Wannon Water.


2009 Engineering Scholarship recipient Tamara Bull

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To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants MUST:

  • Reside in (or their parent/guardians reside in) Wannon Water's service delivery area;
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in a Civil Engineering course at a Victorian university in 2018; and
  • Achieve an ATAR score which meets university requirements for a degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Have a keen interest in a water industry career.

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Selection of applicants

All applicants will be considered by a committee appointed by Wannon Water. The committee may consist of the following:

  • General Manager - Assets
  • General Manager - Service Delivery
  • Branch Manager - People & Culture 

Short-listed applicants will be required to undertake an interview. Whilst academic achievement will be considered, it will not be the only basis of assessment. Criteria to be assessed will include, but is not limited to:

  • Desire to work in the water industry (as per written submission);
  • Awareness of the water industry and current issues;
  • Academic record;
  • Previous community involvement;
  • Other criteria set by the selection committee; and
  • Preference will be given to applicants who (or whose parents/guardians) are Wannon Water customers.

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Scholarship conditions

As part of the scholarship, students must:

  • Have a desire to be employed within the water industry after graduation;
  • Continue to obtain satisfactory grades in all subjects. Students are required to submit copies of their results for each year of study to Wannon Water for review;
  • Stay enrolled in the same course after being awarded the scholarship;
  • Continue to study on a full-time basis, apart from vacation periods;
  • Submit a copy of their fourth year results at the end of each semester, including verification that they have met the requirements to obtain a degree in Civil Engineering;
  • Take up paid work experience at Wannon Water at the end of second and third years for the period of the semester break;
  • Agree to three (3) years' post graduate employment with Wannon Water; and
  • Agree to the terms and conditions set out in the Wannon Water Scholarship Agreement (to be issued to the successful candidate).

Failure to comply with the above will be grounds for cancellation of the scholarship and recovering monies paid to date.

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After graduation
Wannon Water will offer the successful student a full-time engineering position within the corporation after graduation.  It's desirable for the student to achieve a Distinction average for their academic performance in the fourth year.

The position will primarily be working within one of the Technical Services departments located in Warrnambool, but may also include periods of time working at other locations within Wannon Water's service region.

Vacation employment
Vacation employment will be made available from the beginning of December to the end of February (approximately 12 weeks) each year until the completion of studies.

Terms and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Wannon Water Entreprise Agreement.

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To apply, download and complete the 2018 Engineering Scholarship Application Form and submit to:

Wannon Water Engineering Scholarship
PO Box 1158
Warrnambool, Vic, 3280



Applicants will need the following as part of their application:

  • Personal details, including full name, address and date of birth;
  • Details of Year 12 subjects and University subjects (if applicable) undertaken and results achieved (copies of academic records will be required);
  • Home address and name of secondary school where Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent was undertaken;
  • A written submission (maximum 500 words) outlining why you are interested in Civil Engineering; and
  • Provision of two referees: one academic and one employer or personal (not relative).

Closing Date for Applications

Applications for the 2018 Engineering Scholarship will close on Friday 15 December 2017.  
If you require further information, please call Wannon Water on 1300 926 666.

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