TJ 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 were to support the next generation. This annual award (providing a stipend of up to $20,000) will allow successful 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.
The TJ Effeney Award has closed for 2022 and will open applications in mid 2023.
For the past couple of years, we have had to shift gears due to the pandemic which makes it difficult to travel overseas. For the 2021 and 2022 awards, we brought together a national group of 25 bursary students from across Australia, to attend the national conferences - ENA and EECON, including an afternoon of activities with the API and its member organisations.
This award would not be possible without Energy Queensland (Ergon Energy and Energex) and the Effeney family. We thank you for your continuous support.
For the second time, we brought together a group of API Bursary students and power interested students from across Australia to attend the Electric Energy Society of Australia EECON conference. As you can read in their feedback below, it was a truly meaningful and impactful experience for them and we saw genuine excitement about their future careers in the power sector, thanks to the knowledge, exposure and connections created through the conference.
You can read the 2022 TJ Effeney Report here.
This was the first time that we have brought together a group of API Bursary students from across Australia, and for many of the students it was their first time attending a professional conference. As you can read in their feedback below, it was a truly meaningful and impactful experience for them and we saw genuine excitement about their future careers in the power sector, thanks to the knowledge, exposure and connections created through the conference.
You can read the 2021 TJ Effeney Report here.
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 learnt all about the marine energy sector with Irish renewables developer DP Energy while in the United Kingdom and, then returned to Australia to work remotely during the 2020 lockdowns.
You can read Lachlan's TJ Effeney Report here and see what he learnt during his time overseas.
2018 RECIPIENT - JACK BRYANT
Based on a very strong proposal, the selection committee was very impressed and came to a 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 the local industry. This allowed him to further develop a broad range of professional and personal skills/qualities over a 16-week period.
You can read Jack's TJ Effeney Report here.