The Kim Jackson Scholarship is to be awarded to a woman from a non-metropolitan area and enrolled in the ANU Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Research and Development) single or double degree for the duration of their undergraduate degree.
This exciting opportunity is valued at $20,000 per annum for each year of an ANU undergraduate engineering degree. The recipient must come from a non-metropolitan area to apply for this scholarhip.
Named after its donor, the award is funded by ANU alumna Kim Jackson. Kim studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce at ANU, graduating in 2002.
Kim is a strong advocate for how education has the power to change lives, and how technology has the ability to change the world for the better. She believes this scholarship will change the life of the recipient, enabling them to study engineering at ANU and engage in all facets of university life, and to continue that passion into a career in technology.
Kim grew up in the small Queensland town of Yeppoon, near Rockhampton. While at ANU, she spent university Christmas holidays working on the floor at an aluminium smelter in Central Queensland (earning her crane and forklift licences). Post-graduation, Kim moved into investment banking, where she put together multi-billion dollar deals and subsequently was a board director of infrastructure companies including the Sydney Desalination Plant, The Mater Hospital PPP, Transgrid and ElectraNet.
Kim now runs Skip Capital which is one of Australia’s largest private investment funds. Skip Capital invests in Australia’s most promising technology start-ups, several of which are founded by women. Skip Capital has strong passion in the areas of data technology, health and wellness, as well as the future of water, waste, food and energy.
“I was always either the only or one of two females in a room. I just really want to change that,” said Kim.
She is passionate about supporting young women from rural and regional areas to pursue careers in technology.
The award is available each year to a prospective ANU student who identifies as a woman and who:
a) is an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident;
b) is enrolling in a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Research and Development) single or flexible double degree offered by the College of Engineering & Computer Science
c) has a residential address from a non-metropolitan area.
Does this sound like you? Find out more and apply.
How to apply
Applications for this award in 2024 are open until Sunday 6 August 2023. Submit your video application for consideration today!
To be considered for the award, applicants must apply for admission through the ANU Admission Scholarship and Accommodation (ASA) application system and elect to be considered for scholarships.
Students who meet the eligibility criteria are required to submit a short video application, using the prescribed form, by the application close date to be considered for the award.
The purpose of the video application is for the applicant to
• Demonstrate their passion for Engineering
(eg why do you want to study Engineering at the ANU, what areas interest you the most, have you engaged in any extracurricular activities in the area of engineering)
• Describe their grand vision for using their Engineering Degree
(eg what do you hope to achieve once you graduate from the ANU)
• Outline what the scholarship means to them
The content and the format of the video application is at the student's discretion and does not require professional editing or video equipment (smart phone recording is all that is expected, video-quality will not be taken into account). Videos should be no more than three minutes in length.
Funding for this award has been provided by Kim Jackson, an ANU alumna who graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce. Kim is a strong advocate for how education has the power to change lives and believes this scholarship will change the life of the recipient, enabling them to study at ANU and engage in all facets of university life.
Closing date: 6 Aug 2023