REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

PLAYFORD TRUST
REGIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

The Playford Trust seeks to assist outstanding students from regional South Australia who intend to enrol as an undergraduate to study science, engineering, mathematics or technology subjects at one of the three South Australian universities.

Six awards of $4,000 each are available for students entering the first year of their university course. These special scholarships are directed to promising students who have to overcome the practical and financial disadvantages associated with having their home base located in regional South Australia.

The intention is to assist students with the additional expenses involved in studying in Adelaide, and who are away from the usual level of family support.

Selection Criteria

Students should address each of the selection criteria and seek comments about their achievements, character and leadership potential from a teacher or a school referee such as the Principal, Assistant Principal or Co-ordinator to complete the application. Disclosure of any other awards or scholarships held by the student is required.

  • Students intend to enrol as an undergraduate to study science, engineering, mathematics or technology subjects at one of the three South Australian universities.
  • Students are Australian citizens or a holder of a permanent resident visa with their family base in regional and rural areas of the State.
  • Students show potential for high achievement with an excellent secondary level academic record. Allowance can be made for practical and other disadvantages due to remoteness from Adelaide.
  • Students are of good character with preference given to students who display leadership potential.

Advice will be sent to secondary schools in regional and rural areas to prompt the nomination process each year.