The Playford Trust in partnership with WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff offers two $7,000 Honours or 4th year scholarships. One scholarship is offered in Civil and Structural Engineering and the other in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff is a global professional services firm employing over 37,000 staff worldwide. It provides planning, environmental, buildings, multi-disciplined engineering and project/program management services for major infrastructure projects in the government, transport, power, energy, water, resources, property and urban development markets.

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to engage with WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff throughout the scholarship period to develop skills in project management and to enhance their industry participation.

As a business that pro-actively supports and engages in sustainable design practices, WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff seeks to sponsor a student with enthusiasm and drive, to deliver outcomes that add value to its business and to its clients.

Selection Criteria

The Trust will consider the nominations from the universities and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the nominations. It will make the final selection in consultation WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff. The decision will be based on the following selection criteria:

  • Students are undertaking Honours or fourth year in Civil  and Structural Engineering or Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at 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.