Tony Noon Scholarship

This scholarship provides a one-off grant to the value of $3,000 and is aimed at assisting students who are aspiring to a career in the upstream petroleum industry.  Applicants must be enrolled in honours, Masters or PhD programs at an Australian university and may come from a range of disciplines, including, for example, geology, safety, engineering, economics, law or environmental management.  The scholarship is open to Australian citizens and residents.

The scholarship is intended to help students aspiring to, or considering, a career in the Australian oil and gas industry in any discipline directly related to the industry. This includes, but is not restricted to, exploration, safety, engineering, environment, and economic or legal areas.

Applicants may seek funds for purposes including but not limited to:

  • Travel within or outside Australia.
  • Attendance at a relevant conference to present a paper or poster describing their original work in a petroleum-related discipline.
  • Work with relevant companies or academic institutions.

The fund was established in memory of Tony Noon who made an outstanding contribution to the petroleum industry through his work with the Queensland Department of Mines and Energy and later as a member of the APPEA staff.

Funds awarded must be used as set out in the successful application.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be an honours, Masters or PhD student attending an Australian university in the year of application and must be an Australian citizen or resident. The letter of application must include:

  1.  The field of study and how it relates to the oil and gas industry;
  2.  Details of the funds sought and the purpose to which they will be applied; and
  3.  A statement setting out how the applicant’s career will benefit from the grant.

The application must also be accompanied by a statement of support on official university letterhead/stationery from the applicant’s supervisor or head of department.

The award will be made on the basis of the nature and relevance of the research to the petroleum industry.

Closing date

The closing date for applications was Friday, 25 August 2017. The successful applicant will be notified by the end of October 2017.

 APPEA reserves the right not to present the award if applicants are not of a suitable calibre.