HONOURS SCHOLARSHIP

ULTRA ELECTRONICS

PLAYFORD TRUST

The Playford Trust is delighted to partner with Ultra Electronics to offer a $10,000 scholarship to a student commencing 3rd or 4th year in one of the following areas – electronic engineering, computer science, systems engineering or applied physics.

Ultra Electronics Australia provides and supports a wide range of solutions and services across a number of domains, including Electronic Warfare, ISR, tactical communications, and Maritime and Underwater Warfare.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement at Ultra Electronics – a successful business with a global footprint. The aim 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 Ultra Electronics.

Applications for the 2020 scholarship close Friday 17 January 2020.

Selection Criteria

The Playford Trust will consider nominations from students studying at one of the three South Australian universities, and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all of the nominations. Ultra Electronics and the Playford Trust will jointly make the final selection. Their decision will be based on the following selection criteria.

The applicant must be:

  • ready to commence either 3rd or 4th year in one of the following areas – electronic engineering, computer science, systems engineering or applied physics.
  • an Australian citizen or a holder of a permanent resident visa and a resident of South Australia
  • intending to spend a significant part of their career in South Australia, or be likely to provide a benefit to the State
  • prepared to develop skills and enhance their industry participation by undertaking an internship with Ultra Electronics
  • a high achiever, with an excellent undergraduate academic record
  • of good character. Preference will be given to students who display leadership potential.

Preference will be given to indigenous and/or female applicants. However, all eligible students are encouraged to apply.

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