Honours Scholarship

Playford Trust

The Playford Trust in partnership with Built, offers a scholarship to a student commencing Honours in civil, structural, and construction engineering, at one of South Australia’s three public universities. The scholarship is valued at $10,000.

Proudly Australian and privately owned since 1998, Built has grown to be a national diversified general contractor and one of Australia’s largest private construction groups. The company has built its reputation on being the most responsive, client focused partner in the industry with extensive tier one and large corporation experience.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in a graduate program with Built. The aim of the program is to help the student develop skills and knowledge and enhance their industry experience. They will work on challenging and interesting projects in a collaborative environment.  The type of work to be undertaken – and level of commitment – will be negotiated between the successful student and Built.

We recommend you begin your application as soon as possible and complete as much as you can this year. This allows the Trust to give your name to Built early.


Applications for 2024 have now closed.

Selection Criteria

The Trust will consider nominations from students studying at one of the three South Australian universities, and reserves the right to accept or reject nominations.

Built and the Playford Trust will jointly make the final selection.

Applicants must be:

  • ready to commence Honours in civil. structural, and construction engineering  one of South Australia’s three public universities
  • an Australian citizen or a holder of a permanent resident visa and resident in South Australia
  • intending to spend a significant part of their career in South Australia, or be likely to provide a benefit to the State
  • a high achiever, with an excellent undergraduate academic record
  • of good character. Preference will be given to students who display leadership potential.

It is essential that the applicant’s supervisor or an academic referee (e.g. dean of school/faculty, or lecturer) provides a supporting comment about the student’s achievements, character and leadership potential.