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Introducing the

Quentin Flannery

Resources Scholarship

The Quentin Flannery Resources Scholarship supports students that are pursuing careers which have a focus on resources, specifically in the areas of mining, geology or metallurgy.

During Quentin Flannery’s career across the energy and resources sector, one thing has stood above all others as integral to his success: strong mentoring.

That’s why for successful applicants, the Quentin Flannery Resources Scholarship will provide not just the standard financial assistance, but also the opportunity to receive one-on-one mentoring sessions.

To be eligible, students must explain how they will approach the challenges the mining sector faces during this time of major technological change and innovation.

Successful candidates will be supported with a grant of $5,000 to go toward their education, as well as guidance from Quentin and his team at Ilwella, ensuring they have a strong foundation from which to launch their careers and become tomorrow’s leaders in the sector.


Quentin Flannery

Quentin Flannery has extensive experience across the resources and energy space in Australia, including at companies such as Yancoal, Sunset Power International and Delta Coal, making him well suited to guide and mentor talented individuals interested in pursuing a career in this space.


This scholarship is offered annually to one person. Applications for 2021–2022 are open until October 31, 2021.

The Award

The value of this scholarship is AUD $5,000 (total amount). This amount is paid as a one-off payment to the winner.

Eligibility criteria

  1. To be eligible, you must be enrolled full-time in an accredited Australian Tertiary Education Institution and be studying for a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in Mining Engineering, Process Engineering, Geology, Metallurgy, or similar fields of study.
  2. Only citizens or permanent residents of Australia can apply.
  3. You must have reached 18 years of age to enter.

The challenge

To apply for the Quentin Flannery Resources Scholarship, you will need to write an essay (maximum 1,000 words) on how you’ll approach the challenges the resources sector faces during a time of major technological change and innovation.

How to apply

All applicants must email the following documentation to [email protected]:

  • Proof of Identification;
  • Proof of enrolment, including course name, tertiary institution name and enrolment status;
  • Your response (max word count 1,000 words); and
  • Contact details (including residential address).

Selection process

The winner of the scholarship will be selected and awarded by Quentin Flannery on the basis of the entry that best grasps the challenge. Quentin Flannery will decide which submission is successful on November 15, 2021.


The winner will be notified by email and their name will be published on our website on January 31, 2022.

See full Terms and Conditions.