THE T.J EFFENEY AWARD
In honour of the late Terry Effeney (one of the Australian energy industry’s greatest contributors), API along with The Effeney Family, Ergon Energy & Energex (as part of the Energy Queensland Group), have created the T.J Effeney Award.
This Award was created to support one of Terry's great passions which was to support the next generation. This annual award (providing a stipend of up to $20,000) will allow succesful applicants (API Bursary Holders) to undertake a project or program of study in the Energy Sector either domestically or internationally to further their professional career development.
2020 AWARD APPLICATIONS OPEN 1 JULY 2020:
Existing API Bursary Holders within their final 2 years of study are invited to submit a 2-4 page proposal outlining the training program they wish to undertake including travel costs (overseas or nationally). The proposal must include detailed explanation of the initiative/s that are proposed in order to enhance professional development.An example of the 2018 successful application can be referenced here.
APPLICATION CLOSE DATE: FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2020.
AWARD JUDGING CRITERIA:
The award selection criteria (based on the values and strengths Terry displayed during his career) are;
- How the proposal will broaden the students knowledge and skills in the energy sector
- How the proposal will increase the personal network of contacts for the student
- How the student plans to share the knowledge gained from the award with other students and the broader API Bursary cohort.
If you have any questions (contact API).
2018 RECIPIENT - JACK BRYANT
Based on a very strong proposal, the selection committee was very impressed and came to an unanimous decision to grant the 2018 Award to Mr Jack Bryant. Jack conducted work alongside a Vennema Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan (USA) while undertaking short-term placements within local industry. This allowed him to further develop a broad range of professional and personal skills/qualities over a 16-week period.
We look forward to following Jack's experience while abroad and sharing updates.
2019 RECIPIENT - LACHLAN MCKENNA
Although Lachlan has been faced with many challenged relating to COVID-19, he has graciously and efficiently adjusted his plans in order to allow him to continue his learning experience. Lachlan is currently learning all about the marine energy sector with Irish renewables developer DP Energy while in the United Kingdom and, hopefully, will be able to visit Japan later in the year as an intern at the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP) in Tokyo.
We look forward to following Lachlan's experience while abroad and sharing updates accordingly.