A partnership between the resources sector, the State Government and the Playford Trust will provide over $2 million in scholarships for students enrolling in mining and petroleum engineering at the University of Adelaide over the next five years. This industry and government initiative recognises the growing demand nationally for mining and petroleum engineers.

A total of 20 two-year scholarships will be awarded annually. For each industry-funded scholarship, the State Government will match a scholarship of equal value.  Each scholarship is valued at $20k for the two-year term.

The scholarships will be administered by the Playford Trust, which supports high-achieving South Australian students working in areas of strategic importance to the State.

The University of Adelaide’s Australian School of Petroleum is a world-class institution for petroleum education, training and research. It is Australia’s only multidisciplinary school serving the petroleum sector.

The University’s School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering has a long history of producing leading civil, environmental, mining, architectural and structural engineers.

Applications for 2020 are now open via https://playfordtrust.com.au/project/playford-trust-mining-petroleum-engineering-scholarship/