The Playford Trust in partnership with OZ Minerals offers a $9,000 Honours scholarship in Geoscience, Mining Engineering or Chemical Engineering at any one of the three South Australian universities.
OZ Minerals is a modern, world-class mining company, based in South Australia. It owns and operates Prominent Hill – a high quality copper-gold mine, and Carrapateena – a copper-gold advanced exploration project, both situated in South Australia.
The Trust calls for nominations from students or from the three South Australian Universities. The Trust reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the nominations. In consultation with OZ Minerals, the Trust will make the final selection. Selection criteria is based on the following:
- Students are proceeding into Honours in Geoscience, Mining Engineering or Chemical Engineering at any one of the three South Australian universities.
- Students are Australian citizens or a holder of a permanent resident visa, and are South Australian residents who are likely to spend a significant part of their career in South Australia or are likely to provide a benefit to the State.
- Students are high achievers, with an excellent undergraduate academic record.
- Students are of good character with preference given to students that display leadership potential.
The student’s supervisor or an academic referee such as the Dean of School, Head of Department or senior lecturer is required to comment about the student’s achievements, character and leadership potential.