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Scholarships

Through our scholarship program, we aim to support the development of skills in the maritime industry and build our brand as an employer of choice.

The 2020 scholarship program is representative of the community we serve and recognises potential, assists those in need and rewards high achievement. We partnered with the University of Wollongong (UoW) and the University of Tasmania (UTAS) to offer several scholarships from the commencement of this year. Additional scholarships will be on offer in second semester.

We have awarded three of our scholarships. Find the details below.  

AMSA Vocational Near Coastal Seafaring Indigenous Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students who are commencing a Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24m near coastal) followed by the Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 near coastal) at the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in the second half of 2020.

Selection will be based on the applicant's aspiration to work in the industry and having career goals which align with AMSA's vision and mission.

IMPORTANT: Applicants who apply for this scholarship MUST meet the Commonwealth definition of Aboriginality to be eligible.

The Commonwealth definition of who is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is someone who meets all the following:

  • Is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.
  • Who identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.
  • Is accepted as such by the community in which he/she lives.

Apply or find out more at the University of Tasmania website.

AMSA Excellence in maritime policy scholarship

The scholarship will be awarded to a student undertaking the Master of Maritime Policy to analyse the legal, political and operational factors that contribute to the development of the law of the sea and maritime policy, with the aim of devising solutions to gaps in legal and policy frameworks. A research project or minor thesis aligned with our work will be highly regarded.

Apply or find out more about this scholarship on the University of Wollongong website.

AMSA Excellence in maritime studies scholarship

This scholarship has been awarded.

The recipient of this scholarship is Matthew Ellis. Matthew will be studying a Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies at the University of Wollongong.

Matt is interested in pursuing a research project, investigating the policy and operational role, satellite imagery could play in SAR and marine pollution incidents, both in Australian waters and in areas of the Pacific.

AMSA Vocational near coastal seafaring Indigenous scholarship

Available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are commencing a Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres near coastal) followed by the Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 near coastal) at the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in the first half of 2020.

Selection will be based on the applicant's aspiration to work in the industry and having career goals which align with AMSA's vision and mission.

Find out more on the University of Tasmania website.

AMSA Women in maritime engineering scholarship

This scholarship has been awarded.

The recipient of this scholarship is Hayley Bellinger. Hayley will be studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Engineering) with Honours at the University of Tasmania.

Hayley is the Ambassador at the Australian Marine College. She is driven by her desire to improve safety at sea through the design of systems on board vessels, including fire and pollution reduction systems.

AMSA First year access scholarship for maritime studies

This scholarship has been awarded.

The recipient of this scholarship is Naomi Caucau. Naomi is studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) with Honours at the University of Tasmania. 

Naomi is motivated by her experiences growing up in Fiji, Naomi is pursuing a career in naval architecture in order to design safer, sustainable and more affordable marine vessels for communities that depend on maritime transportation.

Related information

Find information about the AMSA vision and mission.

Last updated: 

Thursday 28 May 2020