Arrow Energy USQ Indigenous Student Scholarship in Engineering (AEISSEng)

In 2013, USQ will offer two Arrow Energy USQ Indigenous Student Scholarships in Engineering.

Arrow Energy is one of the largest integrated energy companies in Australia with five gas producing projects in the Surat and Bowen Basins, ownership of one gas-fired power station and interests in two others. Arrow provides approximately 20 per cent of Queensland’s gas supply, most of which is used to generate electricity. Arrow is undertaking Coal Seam Gas (CSG) exploration activities across Queensland, and, as the international demand for cleaner energy increases, is developing a CSG to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project in Gladstone.

Arrow is committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities benefit from our presence. One of the ways Arrow seeks to achieve this is by supporting the education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through high school bursaries and tertiary students with scholarships.


The scholarship will have a maximum value of $20 000.

This will include: 

  • new laptop - $1,500 
  • USQ book bursary - $1,500 
  • USQ Residential College food and accommodation - $17,000 
  • access to an Indigenous Mentor to assist with any queries both theoretical and personal.

In addition successful applicants may be offered the following opportunities, as mutually arranged: 

  • Vacation Employment – Specifically designed for undergraduates in their penultimate year of study, this program provides 12 weeks paid employment within the company. 
  • Graduate Development Program – This program aims to provide a planned development path for newly degree-qualified employees that allow them to become professionals in their chosen disciplines.


To be eligible applicants must:

  • be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status
  • be Aboriginal Australian or Torres Strait Islander descent 
  • be enrolled at Toowoomba or Springfield Campus 
  • be enrolled in a minimum of 3 study units in each of Semester 1 and Semester 2 of each year of study
  • be studying on-campus 
  • be commencing or continuing their studies in any undergraduate program offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Surveying in Semester 1, 2013.

Selection criteria

Applicants will:

  • provide evidence of indigenous background
  • provide evidence of academic achievement eg high school report card or post-secondary academic history as applicable 
  • submit a personal statement indicating: 
    • a description of their career aims and goals 
    • how the Scholarship will assist them to achieve their future career plans.

The award will be open to any Indigenous student but preference will be given to students who identify as one of Arrow‘s Traditional Owner groups which include:

Surat Region  Bowen Region Gladstone Galilee Basin
Cobble Cobble
Western Wakka
Northern Gomeroi
Wulli Wulli
Wakka Wakka
Barada Barna
Southern Barada
Port Curtis Coral
Coast (Bailai,
Gooreng Gooreng,
Gurang and
Taribelung Bunda)

How to apply

Forward the completed application and supporting documents to:

Private and Confidential
Scholarships Officer
Student Services
University of Southern Queensland
West Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Closing date

Applications have closed.


Further information

University of Southern Queensland
Phone:  1800 269 500

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