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Scholarships & Bursaries

TasWater Steve Balcombe Scholarship

In honour of the inaugural Hobart Water chairman, Steve Balcombe, TasWater offers the ‘Steve Balcombe Scholarship’ each year. Mr Balcombe was an engineering graduate of the University of Tasmania and a pioneer in the Tasmanian water industry. He had a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors in Tasmania before his premature death in March 2001.

The scholarship allows recipients to gain insight and experience in the water industry and participate in real projects with real outcomes to improve the delivery and quality of water, protection of the environment and to improve the essential services we all take for granted. Past recipients have worked on important projects within TasWater and several have progressed to successful careers within the water industry.

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Available to a Tasmanian student commencing full-time study in Semester 1, 2023 in an undergraduate degree in an area relevant to TasWater's core activities, including engineering, environmental science and earth science. The experience students undertake while completing their degree is considered invaluable preparation prior to entering the workforce. Recipients may have the opportunity to undertake work placement during Summer holidays, and upon successful completion of their degree will be invited to apply for TasWater’s two year Graduate Program.

On-going Eligibility

To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.


$6,000 per year


Up to four years (includes an Honours year)

Closing Date

31 October 2022


Apply online prior to closing date. Applications cannot be submitted after closing date. As applicants will be assessed on the quality of application, all questions should be answered in full. Please ensure care is taken with spelling and grammar.

Application status

Closed. Successful applicant/s advised.