Today’s students will play critical roles in helping to shape petroleum industry progress and navigate the evolving energy landscape during the transition to new sources of energy.
To support these leaders of the future, the Society of Petroleum Engineers Western Australia (SPE WA) provides annual scholarships to individuals in WA and Timor-Leste who are specialising in fields of study that will lead to professional careers in the petroleum and energy industry.
In 2023 SPE WA will offer at least 10 Scholarships annually, with a value up to A$2000 each, for students enrolled in Bachelor and Master degree programs at WA Universities, and in addition several Scholarships specifically for students from Timor-Leste Universities.
The scholarships are co-supported by SPE WA sponsors, with the objective of recognizing, encouraging and assisting passionate energy professionals of the future.
In January 2022, 10 scholarships were awarded to students from Curtin, ECU and UWA.
The application process for 2023 scholarships is now closed. Winners will be announced in February 2023.
Applications are now closed for WA Students but still open for the Timor-Leste Scholarship Program until 9th January 2023. Entries will be judged and winners announced in Q1 2023. Awards will be presented in person at an SPE WA Technical Meeting in Q1 2023.
- Applicants must be SPE Student Members. Free SPE student membership is available here
- Students must be living in WA or Timor-Leste and enrolled at a WA or Timor-Leste University during 2023 in undergraduate or postgraduate (Master) programs that may lead to a career in the petroleum/energy industry
In your application you will need to provide:
- A short cover note summarising your personal details, course of study and intended career
- A copy of your latest academic transcript from a university in WA or Timor-Leste
- A ONE MINUTE video clip(MP4 format) of yourself that addresses the following:
As a student pursuing a petroleum and energy-related career, a local TV news channel has approached you to explain to the Western Australian / Timor-Leste public why hydrocarbon extraction cannot simply be stopped overnight. However, the news producer has made it very clear that you only have 60 seconds to speak.
HINTS: Please keep your introduction very short e.g. “My name is X, studying Chemical Engineering in year 2 at ECU”. Also, whilst there are obvious answers, such as the lights will go out, the judges will be looking for originality, clarity and professionalism in your 1 minute video.
While all the application requirements are important, the judges will give the most importance to the video.
- Email cover note and transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Upload video to the following link using the following format for the file name: firstname-lastname-SPE-video before the file extension (.mp4)
Terms and Conditions
- Students who have previously received an SPE WA scholarship are ineligible to apply a second time.
- Scholarship awards will be based on several factors but especially the content of recorded videos.
- Entries will be judged by selected members of the SPE WA Board as well as external industry experts. The judges’ decision will be final, and no further correspondence will be entered into.
- The information submitted in applications will be treated as confidential.
- Scholarship recipients agree to be featured in SPE WA marketing material
- WA Students must be present in Perth to receive their award and have a local Australian bank account. Timor-Leste Students must be based in Dili.
- By submitting an application, you agree to these Terms and Conditions and certify that statements and information in the application are true and correct to the best of your knowledge.