TJ EFFENEY AWARD
The 2023 TJ Effeney Award is open for applications.
Scholarships are available to all current bursary holders, POWERful Women participants (Early Career Program) AND power sector-interested undergraduates to attend the EECON 2023 Conference in Melbourne. Our goal for the 2023 award is to get as many of you as possible to this conference.
Sunday, 1 October, Applications Close at midnight
Monday, 16 October Students advised of outcome, please note students may be offered places prior to this date
Tuesday, 14th November – API Afternoon Activities and Welcome Dinner
Wednesday, 15th November – EECON 2023 Conference
Thursday, 16th November – EECON 2023 Conference
The TJ Effeney award brings together a national group of over 20 students from across Australia, to attend the national conferences - ENA and EECON, including an afternoon of activities with the API and its member organisations.
Successful recipients of the award will receive flights, accommodation and registration, as well as a number of activities arranged by the API.
The TJ Effeney award is for students seeking a career path in power, it is an opportunity to grow their knowledge and expand their industry network.
This award would not be possible without Energy Queensland (Ergon Energy and Energex) and the Effeney family. We thank you for your continuous support.
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.
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.