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Bell Bay Aluminium (part of the Rio Tinto Group) Access Scholarship

Bell Bay Aluminium (BBA) smelter began operating in 1955 and holds a unique place In Tasmanian and Australian history as the first aluminium smelter In the Southern Hemisphere. We use leading technology to find new ways to increase productivity and reduce use of our natural resources. We have embraced smart technology and in 2019, the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) granted its Performance Standard and Chain of Custody certifications to the smelter. ASI certification means customers can be assured that the aluminium they purchase has been produced to the highest environmental, social and governance standards, ranging from greenhouse gas emissions to human rights.

We know scholarships can change lives and that the provision of financial assistance often enables students to undertake further education opportunities that may otherwise be hard for them to access. We want to support young Tasmanians to achieve their goals and enhance their career opportunities.



Available to a student who is commencing study in either a Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours or Bachelor of Science, with an interest in majoring in Environmental Remediation and/or Geography and Environment. Selection will be based on demonstration of financial need.

Preference will be given to applicants from the Tamar Valley region which includes the areas within the George Town Council, West Tamar Council and City of Launceston boundaries and all suburbs within the greater Launceston area.

On-going Eligibility

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


$5,000 per year


Up to four years (does not include a separate Honours year)

Closing Date

28 February 2023


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

Application status

Closed. Applications are being assessed.