Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Current students

Study area

Engineering and Information technology

Eligibility criteria



Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications open
1 November 2021
Applications close
27 March 2022

What you'll receive

You'll receive a scholarship valued at $20,000. The scholarship will be paid as a stipend of $5,000 per semester over two years after the HECS-HELP census date each semester, starting in Semester 1, 2022.

Other benefits may include further personal development opportunities including work-integrated learning (WIL) and opportunities for paid internships.


You must meet the following requirements:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen OR a permanent resident OR hold a permanent humanitarian visa
  • identify as female
  • have a GPA of 6.0 or greater
  • be enrolled in your course full-time with two years remaining as at Semester 1, 2022 in one of the course majors listed below:
    • Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science) (IN01)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Computer and Software Systems) (EN01)
    • a double degree including one of the above majors.

How to apply

Complete and submit the online application form by the close date, Sunday 27 March 2022 11.59pm.

Your application must include a copy of your:

  • academic record from HiQ site
  • resume/curriculum vitae.

What happens next?

A Shell Energy selection panel will allocate the scholarship based on information provided in the applications. You may need to attend an interview.

If your application is successful, Shell Energy will notify you via telephone and by email.

If your application is unsuccessful, Shell Energy will notify you via email.


Read the terms and conditions for this scholarship (PDF file, 232.9 KB).

About the scholarship

This scholarship is being offered within the Digital Technology Solutions (DTS) team within Shell Energy Australia.

About Shell Energy Australia:

Shell Energy is Shell’s renewables and energy solutions business in Australia, helping its customers to decarbonise and reduce their environmental footprint.

Shell Energy delivers business energy solutions and innovation across a portfolio of electricity, gas, environmental products and energy productivity for commercial and industrial customers, while our residential energy retailing business Powershop, acquired in 2022, serves more than 185,000 households and small business customers in Australia.

As the second largest electricity provider to commercial and industrial businesses in Australia1, Shell Energy offers integrated solutions and market-leading2 customer satisfaction, built on industry expertise and personalised relationships. The company’s generation assets include 662 megawatts of gas-fired peaking power stations in Western Australia and Queensland, supporting the transition to renewables, and the 120 megawatt Gangarri solar energy development in Queensland.

Shell Energy Australia Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries trade as Shell Energy, while Powershop Australia Pty Ltd trades as Powershop. Further information about Shell Energy and our operations can be found on our website here.

1 By load, based on Shell Energy analysis of publicly available data.

2 Utility Market Intelligence (UMI) survey of large commercial and industrial electricity customers of major electricity retailers, including ERM Power (now known as Shell Energy) by independent research company NTF Group in 2011-2021.

About the Scholarship:

This DTS vision is:

"We aspire to develop leading-edge products through innovative technology and customer-led solutions. By empowering our people, we foster a culture of inclusion, creativity and growth so we can enable our ambitions  to deliver low-carbon and smarter energy solutions to our customers."

Shell Energy and DTS are passionate about diversity within our workforce. Research shows that organisations comprising of an employee base with a broad range of experience and attributes in a workplace environment that encourages diversity of thought make better decisions and ultimately produce stronger results.

We understand the gender diversity challenges within the Technology sector and are proud that over recent years our focus on diversity has seen the number of women in our team grow to 44%. To continue to progress our ambitions, Shell Energy’s Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Steve Nichols, worked with QUT to establish this scholarship in 2019. Since then the scholarship has been awarded to four women who have thrived within the program.

Shell Energy is pleased to partner with QUT Faculty of Science to continue this scholarship to support female students to become technology leaders.

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