Savvy Scholarship - The Future of EVs in Australia

Enter the Savvy Scholarship program for your chance to win $5,000 towards your academic expenses.

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2023 Electric Vehicle Scholarship winner announced.

We are pleased to announce Samantha Santana from Torrens University has been awarded the 2023 Savvy – Future of Evs Scholarship.

Our 2023 scholarship application is now closed and no longer accepting new submissions.

Samantha Santana - EV Scholarship winner 2023

Winner – Samantha Santana

Torrens University

Bachelor of Business and

Bachelor of UX & Web Design

Savvy Scholarship - The Future of EVs in Australia

Savvy's The Future of EVs in Australia Scholarship is now open for any university student enrolled in an applicable course. The scholarship provides support worth $5,000 towards the academic expenses of the winning applicant.

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Scholarship details


To be eligible for the prize, candidates will write a 300 to 500-word essay on the selected topic. Applications are open to the following groups:

  • Students who have completed one year (100 units) of their undergraduate or master's degree majoring in commerce, banking, marketing, finance, accounting, actuarial studies, economics, business studies, engineering and environmental or climate science.
  • Australian and international students who are studying either part-time or full-time at university.

Selection Criteria

A panel of financial professionals from Savvy will judge submitted essays based on demonstration of excellence in:

  • Knowledge of the automotive industry in Australia and the role of electric vehicles within it
  • Knowledge of climate change and the impact of petrol and electric vehicles
  • Critical and business thinking
  • Trend analysis
  • Clear, lucid and persuasive communication
  • Creativity and overall presentation

The essay deemed most outstanding will be declared the winner of the 2023 Savvy Scholarship.

How to apply

To apply for the scholarship, students will have to submit a 300 to 500-word essay on this topic:

‘The Future of EVs in Australia'

Submit your application and any further questions regarding the Scholarship and eligibility to [email protected].

When emailing your application, please provide the following information:

  • Full name
  • Postal address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Name of university
  • Name of degree

Applications submitted after 5pm AEST on November 30, 2023, will not be considered.

The scholarship will be offered to the applicant who we deem has provided the best response.


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