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Are you a student interested in a career in the Power industry? Want to be part of a global shift in the way we source and power the world? The API is here to support you in kickstarting your career with our Power UP Program.

Join the Power UP Community now!


Power UP is our new name for the API Bursary program for undergraduate students it includes access to:

  • Power UP Scholarships (bursary)

  • Learning and Development opportunities

  • Access to industry conferences (including travel and accommodation paid)*

  • Become part of the Power UP community and get to network with Industry professionals and help you land your Grad role.

Meet some of our previous recipients:

Learn more about our Scholarship below!

Who can Apply?


Every year, API looks for high quality electrical, mechanical, mechatronics, data science, and renewable energy related engineering students with an interest in power engineering.


The scale of investment and technological change required in the Australian energy sector is significant and real & diverse engineering & technology talent is needed to meet the customer expectations for price, reliability, and service of electricity for the future.


The API offers a Scholarship (bursary) to students undertaking degree level studies in engineering relevant to the power industry at particular Australian universities as follows:

  • Available to current engineering students (the majority of Scholarships will be awarded to 1st year students with a proportion available to 2nd and 3rd year students)

  • Studying electrical, mechanical/mechatronics, or power industry related degrees or studying a mix of science, technology, & engineering subjects relating to the power industry other subjects e.g., telecommunications / computing / IoT/ Data / Science, etc.

  • The API is an equal opportunity organisation and supports equal by 2030, we currently have 43% female recipients and continue to strive towards 50/50.


The bursaries provide a $1,000 payment for every year of study, the opportunity of at least one paid summer vacation placement in the power industry + more professional development opportunities.

What Scholarship recipients receive:

  • $4,000 cash paid at $1,000 per year of study.

  • At least one paid vacation placement in the power industry valued at over $10,000+

  • Find out more about industry and grow connections with our Power Up inside Industry series.

  • Recognition as a Scholarship recipient via Credly credentials

  • Opportunity to attend Industry Conferences for free with travel and accommodation paid through the TJ Effeney Award

  • Be an emerging leader in Australia’s clean energy future.

Thank you to our Scholarship Sponsors

Bursary Sponsors

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