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The Tyree Foundation announces the establishment of scholarships for study at RMIT University

The Tyree Foundation is proud to announce the expansion of the Sir William Tyree Engineering scholarship program to include RMIT University.

Following on from the scholarships established in 2018 with a NSW based university, additional Sir William Tyree Scholarships for Engineering studies have been established with RMIT University to provide financial assistance to electrical & mechanical engineering undergraduate students for the duration of their four year study program. The scholarships are valued at $16,000 per year to support high performing Victorian regional and rural students who may otherwise be unable to attend university without financial assistance.

In addition to financial assistance scholarship holders will be offered the option to undertake work experience within the Tyree Group of companies where they will benefit from seeing engineering theory placed into practice in the design & manufacture of electrical equipment.

The first round of scholarships are open for applications from the 1st of February 2019 for study at the RMIT University in Melbourne and are targeted to support students applying to study mechanical and electrical engineering from 2019 onward.

In announcing the scholarships Robyn Fennell (nee Tyree) stated; “The Sir William Tyree Engineering scholarships were established in memory of my father who gifted so much to engineering education in Australia and it is very pleasing the Tyree Foundation is able to continue his legacy through ongoing distribution of the profits made by the Tyree Group businesses to support engineering students from regional and rural areas of Australia, giving back to the communities where Tyree Group products are sold.”

For further details on the scholarships and to apply please visit the RMIT University website at