Len Stevens Scholarship

This scholarship supports high-performing graduate students to undertake a project or experience either locally or overseas, beyond the core requirements of their studies.

Applications open

29 Jul 2019

Applications closed

21 Aug 2019

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

$15,000 - $20,000

Applicable study areas

Computing and Information; Engineering

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be enrolled in a graduate coursework or research higher degree within the Melbourne School of Engineering
    • be planning to participate in a program that will enhance your study and broaden general experience

    The proposed program could be in community development, humanitarian programs or could involve visits to universities, research centres or labs. Applicants are encouraged to think BIG!

    The proposed program must be within the candidature or during the program of study, post-confirmation for a PhD student and after the first semester for a student taking a Master of Engineering.

    Program examples

    The Len Stevens Scholarship has been created to support students to undertake learning opportunities beyond your course – things that will extend your learning experience beyond what you will do within your University of Melbourne course. What experience will provide great opportunities to learn, network and explore concepts that are highly beneficial and relevant to your university studies without forming part of your assessment?

    Examples of past successful applications include:

    • A three-month research stay in France to work with an expert researcher, followed by a visit to a USA lab and attendance at an international research conference – all of these experiences benefited the student through learning, collaboration and extending the student’s network in the field
    • Creation of a biogas project at CERES Community Park in Brunswick to educate schoolchildren and the local community about waste-to-energy, and travel to Cambodia to learn from the engineering team who developed the biogas digester machine
    • An educational trip to the UK and USA to learn about energy geo-structures – three weeks with an international researcher, five construction projects visited, followed by an international conference on sustainable cities.

    Go on... THINK BIG!

    Selection criteria

    • Academic merit
    • The merit of the proposed program of extracurricular learning
    • The strength of a personal statement
    • The applicant's ability to source alternative funding for the project

    Shortlisted students will be required to attend an interview.

  • Application process

    Submit an online application via the Melbourne School of Engineering current students website.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately two to four weeks after the application close date.
    Shortlisted students will need to be available to attend a panel interview.

  • About the donor

    Leonard Stevens

    A respected member of the school's community, Emeritus Professor Leonard Stevens AM, played a crucial role in the changing face of Australia's infrastructure over the past 60 years. Graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1950, Professor Stevens went on to serve as a staff member, Head of Department and as Dean of Engineering for nearly a decade throughout the 1970-1980s. Due to the financial support he received throughout his academic career, Professor Stevens has strongly championed the creation of scholarship opportunities for others.

    The Len Stevens Scholarship was established in perpetuity through an Appeal celebrating 150 years of engineering education at the University of Melbourne in 2011, thanks to the generosity of the MSE Foundation and the School's community of alumni and donors.

What are the benefits?

A single payment equal up to $20,000.

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