Playford Trust :2018 WSP/Playford Trust - Engineering and Science Scholarship

Opening Date: 03-10-2017   Closing Date: 13-10-2017  


Playford Trust provides a range of scholarships for high achieving South Australian students to develop the research and skills base required to advance areas of strategic importance for South Australia. The Playford Trust in partnership with WSP offers up to two $7,000 engineering and science scholarships for students in Honours or 4th year in the fields of civil, structural, mechanical, or electrical engineering or environmental science.


The successful applicants will have the opportunity to develop their skills in and enhance their industry participation through a summer vacation placement with WSP. The scholarship allows for up to 8 weeks of work experience to be completed with WSP. The work experience and level of commitment will be negotiated between the successful students and WSP.

Work projects may range from technical engineering design, site inspections/visits/surveys, design modelling within either the Transport, Property Resources, Environment or Water sectors within WSP, through to participation in working groups focussing on internal operations and efficiency.

As a business that pro-actively supports and engages in sustainable design practices, WSP seeks to sponsor a student with enthusiasm and drive, to deliver outcomes that add value to its business and to its clients.


  • Students are enrolled to undertake Honours or 4th year in 2018 at any one of the three South Australian universities in the fields of civil, structural, mechanical, or electrical engineering or environmental science.
  • Preference will be given to students who have a keen focus on developing skills in technical engineering and consulting, and have confidence and experience with human interaction and digital communication.
  • Students are Australian citizens or a holder of a permanent resident visa and are South Australian residents who are likely to spend a significant part of their career in South Australia or are otherwise likely to provide a benefit to the State.
  • Students are high achievers, with an excellent undergraduate academic record.
  • Students are of good character with preference given to students that display leadership potential.


The closing date for applications is Friday 7th of  October 2017

All expression of intrerest and applications are to be directed to:

Rachele Draper -  College of Science and Engineering
P: (08)8201 7774

Further information about the Playford Trust scholarships is available on the Playford Memorial Trust Website. Specific enquiries can be directed to Mary Anne Fairbrother at or on 08 8429 5220


Scholarship Type: undergraduate, honours, commencing,