National Committee on Water Engineering (NCWE)

Student Scholarships and JD Lawson Scholarship

Student Scholarships

The National Committee on Water Engineering of Engineers Australia has created a Student Scholarship award to encourage young engineers to become members of Engineers Australia and to pursue a career in water engineering.

The award includes registration at an NCWE sponsored conference and part payment for travel and accommodation associated with attending the conference. The award also includes a certificate that will be presented during the conference. Up to three Scholarships are offered annually to final year engineering students.

The Scholarships are open to undergraduate students enrolled at an Australian university who are completing their final year of engineering studies in the year of the award, and who:

  • are Australian citizens, or permanent residents of Australia
  • are specialising in water related subjects
  • are student members of Engineers Australia, or have a current application in for student membership.
Nominations close Friday 26 November 5:00pm AEST
Submission Guidelines

Student Scholarships

Submission Guidelines

The NCWE encourages applications from women and indigenous Australians. Applications for the Scholarships should include the following:

  • a brief covering letter or email (non-assessed) which includes the applicant’s Engineers Australia membership number,
  • a single A4 page describing the applicants interest in water engineering and outlining their reasons for applying for the Scholarship,
  • a copy of their Academic Record, and
  • a reference from an appropriate water engineering member of the academic staff of their University.
  • Nominee’s current CV including employment history and achievements (max 2 pages)
  • Nominee’s current Biographical Information
  • Nominee’s portrait photo

JD Lawson Scholarship

The JD Lawson scholarship was established in 2015 by the National Committee on Water Engineering to allow developing professionals in the water industry to attend key industry events. The program acknowledges and promotes a Professional Engineer who is making an outstanding contribution in hydro-environmental engineering to his/her profession and professional community. 

The scholarship is named after Emeritus Professor Jack Dempster Lawson in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the fields of hydraulic and water resources engineering. After working briefly with the Commonwealth Department of Works and for two years as a Research Hydraulic Engineer with the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Authority he joined the University of Melbourne as a Senior Lecturer then Reader in 1954. In 1970 he was appointed Professor of Civil Engineering, a position he held until his retirement in 1989. At the time of his death in 1991, he was the world President of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR).

The recipient will receive financial support to attend an IAHR World Congress. The prize will include financial support for flights and accommodation.

The scholarship recipient will be required to prepare a brief report on the benefits gained from his/her attendance at the Congress.  This report is to be submitted to the Chair of the National Committee on Water Engineering (NCWE) of Engineers Australia.

A panel of members from the NCWE of Engineers Australia will judge the scholarship.

The National Committee on Water Engineering actively encourages applications from women and indigenous Australians.

Nominations close Friday 26 November 2021 5:00pm AEST
Eligibility Criteria
Submission Guidelines
Judging of Applications

JD Lawson Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria

The scholarship supports the attendance of an Engineers Australia member in a field of hydro-environmental engineering recognised by the IAHR.

  • The recipient must be a professional engineer who is under the age of 40 years (at the time of the IAHR Congress) who is actively pursuing a career in a field of hydro-environmental engineering recognised by the IAHR.
  • The recipient may have a background in consulting engineering, government service, construction or academia.
  • The recipient must be a current financial member of Engineers Australia.

JD Lawson Scholarship

Submission Guidelines

The NCWE encourages applications from women and indigenous Australians.

Applications for the Scholarships should include the following:

  • A statement addressing each of the eligibility criteria
  • A CV (max 2 pages)
  • Applicant statement of approximately 1,000 words outlining the benefits the applicant and/or his/her professional community of practice would receive by attending the IAHR Congress.
  • Nominee’s current Biographical Information
  • Nominee’s portrait photo

JD Lawson Scholarship

Judging of Applications

The judging of applications is based on the following criteria:

  • Relevant Experience = Experience working in fields relevant to IAHR/NCWE (up to 10 points)
  • Level of CPD = Level of involvement in CPD activities eg. conferences, seminars, etc (up to 10 points)
  • Benefit to Individual = Expected benefit to the career of the applicant (up to 10 points)
  • Benefit to Community of Practice = Level of involvement in EA activities, Likelihood of knowledge transfer to other EA members, Likelihood of knowledge transfer to others (up to 18 points)
  • IAHR member = Bonus score if IAHR member (2 points)

Contact us

For general enquiries on these awards please contact  [email protected]

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