2016 Student Scholarship Now Open

Stormwater Queensland would like to invite all undergraduate students currently undertaking engineering, hydrology or other urban water related degrees, to apply for our 2016 Student Scholarship which will be awarded to one student to the value of $5000.

The 2016 Student Scholarship will include:

  • Registration to the Stormwater 2016 National Conference and Technical Tour. The Conference will be held from Tuesday 30th August to Thursday, 1st September at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Hotel. The Technical Tour, showcasing real time examples of stormwater engineering projects will be held on Friday, 2nd September. It is expected that the successful applicant will attend the Stormwater 2016 National Conference.
  • Free of charge registration fees to all Stormwater Queensland Technical Events for the period of 1st July, 2016 to 30th June, 2017. These Technical Events will assist recipients to further develop their knowledge and professional capacity in the Stormwater industry. It is expected that the successful applicant will attend a minimum of two technical events.
  • The Scholarship can be used to cover costs of attending training or professional development activities and reasonable associated travel costs (limited to accommodation, taxis to and from airport and flights).

These funds will not be paid directly to the student. Funds will be held by the Association and any invoices applicable to professional development for the duration of the scholarship are to be submitted to the Association Secretariat for payment.

Should the Scholarship recipient wish to attend a professional development activity convened by an organisation other than Stormwater Queensland, an application in writing to the Chair of the Membership Sub Committee, Stormwater Queensland must be submitted detailing the nature of the professional development activity, the convening organisation and the costs involved. Once approval has been granted, invoices for the professional development are to be submitted to the Association Secretariat for payment.

The funds will be available for period specified and any unused funds will be ‘forfeited’ thus retained by Stormwater Queensland.

Applications open on Friday, 1st April and close Friday, 21st May, with the successful submission being decided at the May 2016 Stormwater Queensland Committee Meeting.

Submission Requirements

All students who meet the requirements of Stormwater Queensland’s FREE Student Membership are eligible to submit an online application for the 2016 Stormwater Queensland Student Scholarship. The application for the 2016 Student Scholarship will require the student to submit a CV, and respond to three (3) short answer questions.

Scholarship recipients will also be required to promote and advocate the benefits of Stormwater Queensland and the FREE Student Membership and if the opportunity arises, assist Stormwater Queensland in organising any student focused events during the period of the scholarship.

Successful applicants will be required to meet with two members of the SQ Committee upon being awarded the scholarship so they are aware of the requirements and expectations of the scholarship and to assist with short course opportunities and planning of the 12 month scholarship. At the completion of the 12 month scholarship they will also need to report back to the committee on the outcomes and benefits of the scholarship. Ideally, the scholarship recipient will present at either a 2017 technical event or SQ Conference to briefly speak on their experience of the scholarship and how it helped them future their career aspirations.

To view/submit the online application click here – apply_now_button

Suggested Relevant Short Courses for Training

Please find below a list of organisations who provide professional development activities for practitioners specialising in urban water management:

  • Healthy Waterways Professional Development Courses
  • Stormwater Queensland Workshops
  • eWater – MUSIC Modelling courses
  • AWA or Engineers Australia Training Courses
  • CRC for Water Sensitive Cities Training Courses
  • Any other relevant short course where prior approval has been obtained by the Stormwater Queensland Committee

Events and Conferences

  • Stormwater Australia or Stormwater Queensland Conferences
  • Stormwater Queensland Technical Events
  • AWA or Engineers Australia Conferences and Events
  • CRC for Water Sensitive Cities Conferences and Events


2015 Student Scholarship Recipient

Mr Daniel Robson


It is with great pleasure that we announce the inaugural winner of the Stormwater Queensland Student Scholarship to Daniel Robson. Daniel’s submission was selected as he made some valid points on creating a sense of ownership between the Stormwater assets and the community and suggested that by incorporating stormwater assets as part of usable public space – walkways, paths, recreation facilities, and community gardens may help to achieve this. He is also enthusiastic and passionate about improving environmental and community outcomes in a positive manner.