Kim Jackson Scholarship

Overview

The Kim Jackson Scholarship is a new scholarship at ANU. It will support a promising female engineering student to pursue her passion for technology/engineering through an undergraduate degree at the ANU College of Engineering & Computer Science.

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.  

Eligibility/Requirements

You may be eligible for the Kim Jackson Scholarship if you are: 

- Female

- From a non-metropolitan area

- Planning to study undergraduate engineering at ANU.

Does this sound like you? Find out more and apply.

 

Selection basis

The scholarship will be awarded to the candidate who the selection committee believes best exhibits the following criteria: 

  • Demonstrated passion for engineering: why do you want to study engineering at the ANU, what areas interest you the most, what have you done outside of school in the areas of engineering/science/technology?
  • Vision for using your engineering degree: what do you hope to achieve once you graduate from the ANU?
  • What does receiving this scholarship mean to you?

Funding source

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.

Value

$20,000 per annum

Application date

Opening date: 1 Mar 2020
Closing date: 25 May 2020

Residency

Domestic

Contact

Updated:  1 June 2019/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing