APPEA Scholarships

Tony Noon Scholarship

Applications for the 2014 Tony Noon Scholarship will be called in mid-2014.

This scholarship is for students enrolled in honours, Masters or PhD programs at an Australian university. It provides a one-off grant to a maximum value of $3,000.

The Tony Noon Scholarship is aimed at assisting students who are aspiring to or considering a career in the upstream petroleum industry. This may include, for example, the disciplines of exploration, safety, engineering, environmental management, economics or law.

Applicants must be attending university in the year of application and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

The 2013 Tony Noon Scholarship was awarded to Simone de Morton, a PhD candidate studying geology at the University of Melbourne.

APPEA engineering scholarships

APPEA offers two scholarships each year to encourage engineering students looking to enter the Oil and gas industry.

There are two scholarships available for any field of engineering for undergraduate degrees that cover the remaining duration of the recipient’s studies for up to five years full-time (or equivalent part-time) study.

One scholarship is specifically for Indigenous Australians, and APPEA encourages applications from Indigenous Australians who are planning on starting or already undertaking an engineering degree in Australia that is relevant to the oil and gas industry.

The second scholarship is open to all Australian residents who are starting or undertaking an engineering degree in Australia relevant to the oil and gas industry.

The award for each scholarship is for $5,000 per year up to a maximum of five years full-time or part-time equivalent. Additional funding of up to $5,000 per annum is available for the Indigenous Australian scholarship recipient for agreed mentoring services.

The scholarships include the expectation that paid vacation work experience will be provided with an APPEA member organisation within Australia.

Applications for the 2014 APPEA engineering scholarships will be called at the end of August 2014.

Past recipients of the APPEA Engineering Scholarship

  • 2013  Sindee-Rose Wong, Curtin University of Technology
  • 2012  Venus Tran, University of Western Australia
  • 2011  Elvis Nguyen, University of Adelaide

Past recipients of the APPEA Indigenous Engineering Scholarship

  • 2013  Anthony Bailey, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2012  Alex Dyball, Downloads College – University of Southern Queensland

KA Richards Scholarship (Postgraduate)

The KA Richards Scholarship was established in 1989 to encourage professional development to the benefit of the industry. The scholarship offers a maximum of $10,000 per year and is tenable for one year for Masters study or three years for a doctoral degree full time (or an appropriate duration for part-time study). It cannot be renewed or extended.

The KA Richards Scholarship was awarded in 2012 to Adam Bailey from the University of Adelaide.

Nominations for the KA Richards Scholarship will not be called again until 2015.