The Playford Trust in partnership with SA Power Networks provides a scholarship for an undergraduate student in their final year of a degree in Electrical Engineering in the field of power engineering or asset management at one of the three South Australian universities. The scholarship is for $7000.

SA Power Networks manages South Australia’s electricity distribution network, delivering electricity reliably and safely to more than 850,000 residential and business customers. It is one of the State’s largest businesses, directly employing just over 2,100 people in metropolitan and regional South Australia.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop their skills and enhance their industry participation through a summer vacation placement with SA Power Networks. The work experience and level of commitment will be negotiated between the successful student and SA Power Networks.

Applications close Monday 29 October 2018.

Selection Criteria

The Trust will consider the nominations from students or the universities and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the nominations. It will make the final selection jointly with SA Power Networks. Application criteria is based on:

  • Students are undertaking their final year of an Electrical Engineering degree in the field of power engineering or asset management.
  • 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.