The latest Scholarship Rules document published by UQ is available here.
Please note that the information is correct as at 15th February 2021. This website has been developed to supplement the information provided by the University of Queensland online – if there is any discrepancies, the advice and guidance provided directly by the University of Queensland shall take precedence
The scholarship was established in 1956 as a memorial to Edward Satchwell Cornwall, general manager and director of the Southern Electric Authority of Queensland, by public subscriptions amounting to $17,442 and a subsidy of $17,324 by the Southern Electric Authority of Queensland
The purpose of the Scholarship is to enable Engineering graduates from Queensland universities to obtain special experience overseas in aspects of the electricity supply industry so that the industry in Australia may benefit by the knowledge and experience thus gained by them.
In these rules—
Advisory Committee means the advisory committee comprising The Faculty of Engineering, Information Technology and Architecture and representatives of various sectors of Queensland’s electricity supply industry as follows:
(a) Electricity transmission;
(b) Electricity distribution;
(c) Generation or consulting engineering;
(d) Electrical power equipment manufacturing;
(e) Australian Power Institute
Chairperson means the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee
Dean means the Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.
Scholarship means an ES Cornwall Memorial Scholarship.
Graduate in Engineering means a student who is a graduate from a Queensland university in the Bachelor of Engineering or the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or the integrated engineering program or the Master of Philosophy or the Doctor of Philosophy in the broad field of engineering.
3. Award and value of scholarship
(1) One or two scholarships may be awarded every 2 or 3 years (depending on availability of funds) on the recommendation of the Dean.
(2) The Dean will determine the value, duration and payment frequency of the Scholarship.
4. Eligibility for award
An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship, if the applicant –
(a) submits an application to the Dean, by the closing date for applications; and
(b) is a Graduate in Engineering of a Queensland university.
5. Selection of award
(1) To assist the selection process, the Dean must establish an Advisory Committee, comprising –
(a) A member of academic staff of the University nominated by the Dean, as Chair of the committee;
(b) representatives of various sectors of Queensland’s electricity supply industry as specified in section 2.
(2) The Advisory Committee will review the applications and provide advice to the Dean on –
(a) the applicants’ relative merit based on the applicant’s performance in their previous studies and the strength of the written application submitted by the applicant, outlining their proposed program of work and/or study, and how the Scholarship will enable the applicant to participate in –
(i) employment by a manufacturing or research organisation or by an electricity supply authority, or by 2 or more of such bodies in succession, the employment being for the most part in a responsible capacity in a field approved by the committee; or
(ii) studies towards a higher degree; and
(b) the preferred value, duration and payment frequency of the scholarship, based on the recommended applicant’s proposed program of work and/or study.
(3) The Dean may seek advice from the Advisory Committee on the relative merit of applicants’ proposed program of work or study.
6. Conditions for scholarship
(1) The recipient may hold the Scholarship for the duration specified by the Dean subject to the recipient providing a quarterly report, giving a general account of the work and/or study performed during the previous quarter and impressions gained thereby, during the tenure of the Scholarship.
(2) The recipient must provide a full report, suitable for circulation within the electricity supply industry, on the work and/or study performed during the tenure of the Scholarship, within 3 months of the end of the Scholarship.
(3) The recipient must acknowledge the Scholarship in any publication or report that arises as a result of the work and/or study undertaken while the recipient holds the Scholarship.
(4) If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 6(1), the recipient must show cause to the Dean as to why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.