Applications open – for the next round of E.S.Cornwall scholars

As a young Queensland engineer working in the Electricity Supply Industry, how much would you learn and grow (professionally and personally) from an overseas professional work experience placement, in a countries of your choice, for a 9-18 month duration?

The E.S Cornwall Scholarship has been running for 60 years, and previous scholars have described their experiences as follows:

“Above all, it was a life changing experience and my wife and I fully immersed ourselves in travel, new friends, new experiences, and enriching our lives.”
Brian Becconsall (1965)

“In a profound way, this period has become a reference point in my professional life. Since then I have a broader toolkit and some great contacts. But the value of the experience goes far beyond my work objective. I consider it as one of the defining periods of my life.”
Frank Montiel (1998)

“The ES Cornwall scholarship is not only a great opportunity to further your career but also to see the world. The niche experience gained will be an asset to you professionally but will also benefit prospective employers and the Australian ESI as a whole.”
Aidan Roberts (2008)

“Aside from the work based activities, I have been fortunate enough to experience a different way of life and benefited from involving myself the variety of cultures and people in Europe, Northern Afri-ca & North America. I have many great memories from my time abroad, both professionally and personal – far too many to list.”
Nick Craig (2008)

More details about what these people thought are here in the Scholarship Brochure.

The full list of scholars is here – with their profiles on LinkedIn provided (where available), so you can see how their scholarship experiences have benefited them throughout their careers:

Colin Morwood (1957)
Frank Schroder (1959)
Waren Wager (1962)
Graham Francis (1965)
Brian Becconsall (1965)
Michael Sargent (1969)
John Leggo (1972)
Simon Bartlett (1976)
Kerry Connell (1978)
Gary Price (1983)
Adam Aspinall (1986)
Robert Weir (1990)
David Bones (1992)
Paul McArdle (1995)
Frank Montiel (1998)
Daniel Anderson (2005)
Nicholas Craig (2008)
Reena Kwong (2008)
Jonathan Dennis (2008)
Aidan Roberts (2008)
Sarah Hiley (2011)
Jared McKee (2011)
Don McPhail (2011)
Alexandra Price (2012)

Now it is your opportunity to benefit from similar experiences, of your own design.

Applications are now open – until 31st March 2013

Applications are invited from Queensland university graduates.

The scholarship is awarded every three years in memory of Edward Satchwell Cornwall who, in the first half of the 20th century, was a highly influential member of the Queensland energy industry and a strong advocate of tertiary education and professional development for engineers in the power industry.

Previously open only to University of Queensland graduates, now engineering graduates from all Queensland universities are eligible to apply for the E.S Cornwall Scholarship.

The scholarship recipient will receive $3,000 per month for a period of between nine to 18 months to pursue a program of paid work in the global power industry outside of Australia.  The program may include:

  • Employment by a manufacturing or research organisation or by an electricity supply authority, or by two or more such bodies in succession; or
  • Study for a higher degree.

 Applications are now open and close on 31 March 2013.


To learn more – come to the Scholarship Information Night

Previous scholarship recipients and university representatives will talk about their experiences and give advice on Scholarship application requirements at an information session to be held at St Leo’s College, Saint Lucia:

               Time:    5pm to 6.30 pm (followed by a BBQ re-union of Past Scholars)

               Date:    Friday 15th February, 2013

               St Leo’s College – Leodian Room
               The University of Queensland
               College Road, St Lucia Campus

               RSVP : by Thursday 7th February to
               – phone 3365 2035


To apply

Please download this Scholarship Application Form and return by 31st March 2013 – complete with your study plan.