HIE Summer Scholarships

Gaining real-world experience is the most valuable thing you can do as a student. Apply by Friday 4th November 2016.

Andrew Gherlenda started out with a Summer Scholarship and is now completing his PhD at the Hawkesbury Institute

In today's fast-moving world, employers are looking for new recruits that can seamlessly and rapidly fit into a workplace and be up and running quickly. That's why gaining real-world, hands-on practice and work experience is so essential.

Our Summer Scholarships program is an opportunity to gain this kind of experience over the summer holiday period, a time when the University is quiet and the Institute is extremely busy.

Being part of this work offers you the kind of experience and opportunity that will position you as the kind of graduate that employers look for...

In the height of summer, our researchers are gathering samples and data from fast-growing tree and plant experiments. Being part of this work not only contributes to our research but also offers you the kind of experience and opportunity that will position you as the kind of graduate that employers look for - experienced, ready to go and flexible.

These Scholarships offer up to $3,000 tax-free paid via two installments over the tenure of the Award. At the discretion of the nominated supervisor, the first installment will be paid to the student at the commencement of the assignment and the final installment will be paid at the completion of the assignment. The level of the stipend will not be reduced during the period of the Award.

Don't let this opportunity pass. Apply by Friday 4th November 2016.

There are many different projects you can become involved with. We suggest that you make contact with one of our researchers or contact the Institute Manager, Dr David Harland on d.harland@westernsydney.edu.au or call (02) 4570 1125.

Our Summer Scholarships program is open to students from a wide range of disciplines. You can work in our incredible research facilities and gain skills that you can use in your chosen career.

Past students have come from diverse disciplines including:

  • Environmental Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

If you are interested, we recommend you contact us and have chat to discuss your options.

The selection criteria for scholarships are:

  • academic merit (GPA greater than 5.000 and/or performance in third year subjects and/or Bachelor of Science Honours mark)
  • finding a project that is suitable for both your own areas of interest and that fits in with our research needs
  • funding available

Please complete the application form and return to Dr David Harland by the closing date.