The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) Perth Branch will offer annual scholarship awards to either undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking studies that embrace relevant component areas of marine science, underwater technology or offshore engineering. Applicants are welcome to apply where they can demonstrate a clear interest in pursuing a career in a relevant area of underwater technology.

SUT will consider awarding a scholarship for full-time students entering the last two years of their undergraduate course, or undertaking a postgraduate course.

The grants are open to any student studying in Australia, irrespective of age or nationality and previous scholarship applicants (including winners) may reapply.   (Note: re-application via the web site is necessary to be considered for continuance of the scholarship.)


1 July 2021 – SUT Scholarship Applications open
12 August 2021 – SUT Scholarship Applications close
September 2021 – Assessment of candidates by the SUT Scholarship Sub- committee
October 2021 – Interviews held with short listed candidates & members of the SUT Scholarship Sub-committee
26 November 2021 – SUT Annual Dinner – Scholarship Winners publicly announced


Postgraduate candidates should have a first degree in a relevant engineering or science subject, and have enrolled in a postgraduate course of study related to offshore engineering, marine science or underwater technology.
Undergraduate candidates should have permission to proceed to their last or second last year of their degree course in 2022.
Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in full time education.  Applicants who are employed full time are not eligible for the scholarship, however, part-time employment is acceptable.
Applicants are required to be enrolled at university full-time for at least the first semester of 2022.


Students wishing to be considered for an SUT scholarship award should complete the application form, and send in their academic transcripts and academic reference by 12 August 2021.


Selection will be on the basis of the information provided in the application form, the academic transcripts and reference, and an interview of the short-listed candidates.
Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the assessment before the end of October 2021.


SUT will award:

The “Chris Lawlor” scholarship of $7500 plus one free attendance for a SUT short course in 2022 to the most outstanding candidate.

A Marine Renewable Energy Scholarship of $5000 plus one free attendance for a SUT short course in 2022. This is kindly sponsored by:




A Digital Automation in Engineering Scholarship of $5000 plus one free attendance for a SUT short course in 2022. This is kindly sponsored by:




Other SUT scholarships may also be awarded.

The cash component is paid 50% at the early 2022 and the remaining 50% in June 2022.
Scholars may apply for other sources of funding, and still be eligible for a SUT Scholarship.


2022/2023 Scholarship Applications will open in June 2022

All SUT scholarship applicants are expected to join the SUT ($30 for student membership). Click here to become a student member of the SUT.

Click here for the  Scholarship Flyer 2021

For any queries, please contact Fiona Allan






Photo: 2022 Scholarship Winners