Infratec Scholarship for Māori, Pasifika and Women in Renewable Energy Systems Engineering
This scholarship is for Māori, Pasifika or women students majoring in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours programme with an intention to choose a specialisation in Renewable Energy Systems Engineering in their third year.
The awardee will receive a stipend of $6,000 per year for the first three years of study, conditional on choosing the Renewable Energy Systems Engineering specialisation in their third year.
The awardee shall also receive a paid summer placement with Infratec at the end of their second year of study to be arranged directly by Infratec.
This scholarship is co-funded by Victoria University of Wellington and Infratec, a leading renewable energy company delivering innovative renewable energy solutions to create positive impacts for communities, businesses and the planet.
Infratec designs, builds, and commissions world class renewable energy projects. Our mission is to deliver innovative solutions to provide economic, environmental, and social value to customers, communities, and our shareholders, both now and for the future. We offer end to end consulting, design, development, construction, and operation capability in renewable energy systems using a range of forefront technology solutions. Infratec is passionate about people and the environment, and recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion.
This scholarship was established to support Māori, Pasifika and women students to choose a career in the renewable energy sector. It does this by providing financial support to Māori, Pasifika or women school leavers majoring in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours programme with an intention to choose a specialisation in Renewable Energy Systems Engineering in their third year.
Who is eligible?
- Applicants must be intending to enrol in the first year of a full-time in a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours majoring in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Victoria University of Wellington.
- Applicants must have an intention to choose a specialisation in Renewable Energy Systems Engineering in their third year of study.
- Applicants must belong to an Equity group (Māori/Pasifika/Women).
- Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
- Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic merit, motivation, future potential, and commitment to studying renewable energy and working in the field of renewable energy engineering.
A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4.30 pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.
Scholarship specific documentation
- Your most recent academic record
- Personal statement / application letter outlining motivation for studying renewable energy
The successful recipient will be shortlisted by the Sustainable Energy Systems Group from the School of Engineering and Computer Science. The shortlist will then be sent to the donor for their recommendations with final selection to be determined by the Sustainable Energy Systems Group.
Payment of this scholarship in the second and third years will depend on successful completion of the previous year's courses where a B+ grade is maintained. Exceptions might be made in the event of extenuating circumstances. Discretion will lie with the donor. Payment in the third year and the summer placement at the end of the second year will depend on the student choosing the specialisation in Renewable Energy Systems Engineering.
Recipients must write a letter of thanks to the donor of this scholarship and provide an end of year progress report at the end of each study year.
Regulations and conditions
- A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
- All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
- The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
- The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
- Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria University of Wellington during the tenure of this scholarship or fail to achieve a satisfactory progress, partial repayment of the Scholarship will normally be expected. Recipients must advise the Scholarships Office if they intend to withdraw.
- Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
- At the discretion of the Deciding Authority, the application of the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.