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2009 Prizes & Awards

Every year, prizes and awards are presented to high achieving students. Explore the prizes and awards offered in 2009 below.

View the 2009 Scholarships Guide (PDF, 1 MB)  to see the opportunities for access and equity and achievement scholarships available

Undergraduate Prizes & Awards

University-wide prizes and awards

The Vice-Chancellor acknowledges students for their outstanding academic performance and contribution to the University and community by the awarding of the following student prizes and awards:

  • Undergraduate - Deakin Vice-Chancellor's Prize
  • Undergraduate - Austin and Valerie Asche Essay Prize in Contemporary Australian Society and Culture
  • Undergraduate - Alfred Deakin Medals
  • Postgraduate - The Isi Leibler Prize

Visit the Student awards and prizes website for further information in regard to these prizes and awards, including the nomination/selection process.

Faculty of Arts and Education

Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) Travel Grant

The Faculty of Arts and Education offers a limited number of travel grants to assist students enrolled in A326 Bachelor of Arts (International Studies), D323 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) and D338 Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)/Bachelor of Commerce, seeking an international study experience. The grants are awarded to support:

  • In-Country Language Studies (Arabic, Chinese and Indonesian)
  • International Internships
  • Exchange/Study Abroad

Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry Travel Grant

Up to five grants are awarded to assist students undertaking the Arabic In-Country Language Program.


In-Country Language Program Travel Grants

Travel grants are offered to assist with travel costs towards an In-Country Language Program. The grants are open to students completing a major sequence in:

  • Arabic Language Studies (three grants)
  • Chinese Language Studies (one grant)
  • Indonesian Language Studies (one grant)

One grant is awarded to the highest achieving first-year student to meet travel expenses associated with undertaking an international study experience, as part of A326 Bachelor of Arts (International Studies).


Dr. Malcolm Crick Memorial Prize

A prize of $200 is awarded to the highest achieving second-year Anthropology student, who is continuing on to level three.


Rabbi Dr Israel Porush Prize

A prize of $250 for the best overall academic record by a new graduate in a social sciences discipline.


Renee Erdos Memorial Prize

A prize of $525 for the best honours student in the Faculty of Arts and Education, more than half of whose honours program has been undertaken in the off-campus mode. The nomination will be based on the student's work in the honours year only.


Robert McDonald Prize

A prize of $100 for an outstanding graduating student of Journalism or International Relations.


Cavalier Art and Design Prize

A voucher to the value of $200 for sustained high achievement in Painting.


Darrian Office Products Prize

A voucher to the value of $200 for the best folio of work in Painting.


National Gallery of Victoria Trustees Award

A prize of $750 for sustained high achievement in Graphic Art and outstanding studentship.


National Gallery of Victoria Trustees Award

A prize of $750 for sustained high achievement in Fine Art and outstanding studentship.


Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA)

Two prizes of one year's membership to the ALEA awarded for graduating with a primary education degree and having achieved the highest aggregate marks in literacy education subjects (Melbourne campus at Burwood, and either Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds or Warrnambool campus).


Australian Society for Music Education (ASME)

A prize of one year's membership to ASME and a selection of ASME publications for graduating with a secondary education degree and having achieved the highest performance in Music Method Studies.


Gillian Barnsley/Victorian Association for Teachers of English Award (VATE)

One prize awarded for graduating with a secondary education degree and having achieved the highest all-round performance in English education subjects and in English teaching practicum.


Mathematical Association of Victoria Prizes (MAV)

Three prizes of a year's membership of MAV and a selection of MAV publications awarded to the most outstanding students in mathematics and mathematics education: two for graduating with a primary education degree and having achieved the highest marks in mathematics education subjects (Melbourne campus at Burwood, and either Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds or Warrnambool campus); and one for graduating with an education degree qualifying to teach secondary mathematics with the highest aggregate marks in mathematics and mathematics education subjects (any campus).


Primary English Teaching Association (PETA)

Two prizes of one year's membership to PETA awarded for graduating with a graduate-entry primary education degree and having achieved the highest aggregate marks in literacy education subjects (Melbourne campus at Burwood, Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campus).


Technology Education Association of Victoria (TEAV)

Two prizes of a year's membership of TEAV and a selection of TEAV publications awarded to the most outstanding students in technology education in an undergraduate education course, having completed the unit EST400 Primary Technology Education: Creativity and Design (Melbourne campus at Burwood, Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campus) with distinction and within the unit focused on either the integration of all three strands of technology or on either systems or materials strands.

Faculty of Business and Law

Dean's Merit List

For outstanding academic performance throughout the course in any bachelor degree offered by the Faculty of Business and Law.

Geoff Neilson Prize

A prize of $1000 for the highest achieving Bachelor of Commerce student undertaking third year of study at the Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds.

Shipwreck Coast Tourism Prize

A prize of $300 and a framed certificate for the most outstanding graduating student in Bachelor of Management/Advanced Diploma of Tourism Management.

Warrnambool Cooperative Society Ltd Prize

A prize of a $100 voucher and a certificate for the most outstanding on-campus student in MSC228 Information Systems Analysis and Design at the Warrnambool campus.

School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

Melbourne campus at Burwood

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Prize

A prize of $200 voucher for the best student MAA350 Ethics and Financial Services.

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Prize

A prize of $300 voucher and one-year subscription to CIMA Journal for the best student MAA202 Accounting for Planning and Control.

CPA Australia Prizes

  • A prize of $100 voucher and framed Certificate of Excellence for the best student in first year accounting and finance.
  • A prize of $200 voucher and framed Certificate of Excellence for the best student in second year accounting.
  • A prize of $300 voucher, framed Certificate of Excellence and one free CPA Program segment for the best graduating student in accounting.

Deakin Commerce Society Prizes

  • A prize of $300 voucher for the best student in MAF208 Financial Institutions Management.
  • A prize of $300 voucher for the best student in MAE206 Managerial Economics.

Economic Society of Australia - Victorian Branch Prize

A prize of $200 voucher plus one year's membership of the Society for the best economics graduate.

Financial Planning Association Prizes

  • A prize of $100 voucher for the best student MAF255 Financial Planning.
  • A prize of $100 voucher for the best student MAF312 Advanced Financial Planning.
  • A prize of $250 voucher for the best student in the Financial Planning major sequence.

FINSIA - Financial Services Institute of Australasia Prize

A prize of $250 voucher for the best graduating student in Finance.

Grant Thornton (Vic) Pty Ltd Prize

A prize of $200 book voucher for the best student MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making.

John Scouller Prize

A prize of $110 voucher for the Outstanding performance in accounting and finance with emphasis on individual or independent work.

John Wiley and Sons Australia Ltd Prize

A prize of $250 book voucher for the best student MAF306 International Finance and Investment.

KPMG Prize 

A prize of $250 voucher for the best student MAA260 International Financial Reporting.

LexisNexis Prizes

  • A prize of six month online subscription to Butterworths, Concise Australian Legal Dictionary for the best student in MAA301 Financial Accounting Theory and Practice.
  • A prize of six month online subscription to Butterworths, Concise Australian Legal Dictionary for the best student in MAF203 Business Finance.
  • A prize of six month online subscription to Butterworths, Concise Australian Legal Dictionary for the best student MAF302 Corporate Finance.
  • A prize of six month online subscription to Butterworths, Concise Australian Legal Dictionary for the best student in MAF303 Treasury Management.
  • A prize of six month online subscription to Butterworths, Concise Australian Legal Dictionary for the best student in MAF307 Equities and Investment Analysis.
  • A prize of six month online subscription to Butterworths, Concise Australian Legal Dictionary for the best student in MAF308 Applied Investment Analysis.

McGraw Hill Education Australia Pty Ltd Prize

A prize of $250 book voucher for the best student in MAF202 Money and Capital Markets.

Productivity Commission Prize

A prize of $100 voucher for the outstanding Honours Student in Economics.

Quicken Australia Prize

A prize of $200 voucher plus a copy of Quicken Personal Plus for the best student MAA203 Accounting Concepts and Systems

Target Australia Pty Ltd Prize

  • A prize of $100 voucher for the best student MAE305 Business and Financial Forecasting.
  • A prize of $100 voucher for the best student MAF384 Financial Modelling.

Webb Group Prize

A prize of $300 voucher for the best student MAA303 Auditing.

WHK Horwath Prize

A prize of $100 voucher for the best student MAF311 Superannuation Planning.

Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds

Alcoa World Alumina Prize

A prize of $300 voucher for the best students MAA203 Accounting Concepts and Systems.

Austbrokers Geelong Prize

A prize of $150 voucher for the best project (1st Prize) MAE305 Business and Financial Forecasting.

Bendigo Bank Prize

A prize of $250 voucher for the best second year finance student.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Prize

A prize of $100 voucher for the best project (2nd Prize) MAE305 Business and Financial Forecasting.

CPA Australia Prizes

  • A prize of $100 and framed Certificate of Excellence for the best student in first year accounting and finance.
  • A prize of $200 and framed Certificate of Excellence for the best student in second year accounting.
  • A prize of $300, framed Certificate of Excellence and one free CPA Program segment for the best graduating student in accounting.

Davidsons Prize

A prize of $250 voucher for the best student MAA202 Accounting for Planning and Control.

Deakin Commerce Students' Society Prize

A prize of $250 for the best first year Commerce Student.

Financial Planning Association Prize

A prize of $100 voucher for the best student MAF255 Financial Planning.

GMHBA Limited Prize

A prize of $100 book voucher for the best student MAF307 Equities and Investment Analysis.

Kathleen Lewis Prize

A prize of $150 voucher for the best female graduating student in an accounting/finance major sequence.

Kelly and Associates Prize

A prize of $100 voucher for the best student MAF302 Corporate Finance.

LBW Chartered accountants

A prize of $200 for the best student in MLC305 Business Tax Law.

LexisNexis Prizes

  • A prize of six month online subscription to Butterworths, Concise Australian Legal Dictionary for the best student MAF202 Money and Capital Markets.
  • A prize of six month online subscription to Butterworths, Concise Australian Legal Dictionary for the best student MAF203 Business Finance.
  • A prize of six month online subscription to Butterworths, Concise Australian Legal Dictionary for the best student MAF303 Treasury Management.

Peg and Peter Sullivan Prize

A prize of $200 voucher for the best student MAA103 Accounting for Decision Making.

Robert W Gibson Prize

A prize of $180 voucher for the best student MAA301 Financial Accounting Theory and Practice.

The Geelong Chamber of Commerce Prize

A prize of $150 voucher for the best class performance in MAE305 Business and Financial Forecasting.

Victorian Regional Channels Authority Prize

A prize of $200 for the best student MAF205/384 Financial Modelling.

WHK Day Neilson Prize

  • A prize of $250 voucher for the best student MAA303 Auditing.
  • A prize of $250 voucher for the best student MAF311 Superannuation Planning.

Warrnambool campus

Coffey Hunt Chartered Accountants Prize

A prize of $250 voucher for the best student MAF101 Fundamentals of Finance.

CPA Australia (Western District Branch) Prize

A prize of $100 voucher for the best student MAF307 Equities and Investment Analysis.

CPA Australia

  • A prize of $100 voucher and a certificate for the best first year student in accounting and finance.
  • A prize of $200 voucher and a certificate for the best second year student in accounting.
  • A prize of $300 voucher and a certificate for the best graduating student in accounting.

LexisNexis Prizes

  • A prize of six month online subscription to Butterworths, Concise Australian Legal Dictionary for the best student MAA202 Accounting for Planning and Control.
  • A prize of six month online subscription to Butterworths, Concise Australian Legal Dictionary for the best student MAA260 International Financial Reporting.
  • A prize of six month online subscription to Butterworths, Concise Australian Legal Dictionary for the best student MAF203 Business Finance.

McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd Prize

A prize of $250 book voucher for the best student MAF302 Corporate Finance.

Pola and Co. Chartered Accountants Prize

A prize of $100 voucher for the best student MAA301 Financial Accounting Theory and Practice.

Sawyer Hill and Brooks Prize

A prize of $200 voucher for the best off campus student MAA303 Auditing.


School of Accounting, Economics and Finance Prize

A prize of $200 voucher for the Helen Buckley Prize for best first year on-campus Economics student on-going to second year Economics.

Sinclair and Wilson Prize

A prize of $200 voucher and framed certificate for the best student MAA203 Accounting Concepts and Systems.


School of Information Systems

School of Information Systems Prizes

The Head of School Prize and a certificate for the most outstanding Information Systems honours student.

Australian Computer Society Prize

12 months' ACS membership, and a certificate for the best performing student in the final year of the Bachelor of Business Information Systems and Bachelor of Commerce (in a major offered by the School of Information Systems).

Cengage Learning Prize

A prize and a certificate for the best student in MSC244 Business on the Internet.

GS1 Australia Prize

A prize and a certificate for the best student in MSC245 eSystems for Business

John Wiley and Sons Australia Pty Ltd Prize

A prize and a certificate for the best student in MSC228 Information Systems Analysis and Design

Pearson Education Australia Prizes

  • A prize and a certificate for the best student in MSC120 Business Information Systems at Melbourne campus at Burwood, Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds, Warrnambool campus and off campus.
  • A prize and a certificate for the best student in MSQ171 Business Data Analysis at Melbourne campus at Burwood, Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool campus (on or off campus)

Rodney Fountain Memorial Prize

A shared prize and certificates for the most outstanding group project in MSC303 Information Systems Project.


School of Law

Supreme Court Prize

Awarded to the best student completing the Bachelor of Laws.

Law Firm Prizes

Arnold Bloch Liebler Prize

Awarded to the best student in MLL406 Taxation

Australian Institute of Administrative Law Prize (AIAL)

Awarded to the student who submits the best essay in MLL324 Administrative Law.

BJT Legal Prize

Awarded to the best student in MLL110 Law, Society and Civil Rights.

Blake Dawson Waldron Prize

Awarded to the best student in MLL111 Contract.

Clayton Utz Prizes

Awarded to the best student in:

  • MLL213 Torts
  • MLL327 Property.

Coulter Roache Prizes

Awarded to the best student in:

  • MLL221 Business Organisations
  • MLL342 Workplace Law.

Davies Collison Cave Solicitors Prize

Awarded to the best student in MLL410 Intellectual Property.

DLA Philips Fox Prize

Awarded to the best student in MLL334 Evidence.

Geelong Law Association Prize

A prize for the best student in MLL323 Constitutional Law.

Harwood Andrews Prize

Awarded to the best student in MLL215 Commercial Law.

Herbert Geer and Rundle Prizes

Awarded to the best student in:

  • MLL217 Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts
  • MLL409 Competition Law and Policy

Kennedy Wisewould Lawyers Prize

Awarded to the best student in MLL408 Family Law.

Thomson Legal and Regulatory Prizes

Awarded to the best student in:

  • MLL391 Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • MLL214 Criminal Law
  • MLL218 Criminal Procedure
  • MLL325 Land Law
  • MLL335 Legal Practice and Ethics
  • MLL377 International Law

M & R Lawyers Prize

Awarded to the best student in Health and Biotechnology Law.

Transport Accident Commission Prize

Awarded to the best student in MLL324 Administrative Law.

The Alan Missen Foundation Prize

Awarded to student with the best essay in MLL110 Law, Society and Civil Rights.

Victorian Society for Computers and the Law Prize

Awarded to the best student in MLL370 Law and the Internet.


School of Management and Marketing

The Bowater Trust Medal

The Bowater Trust Medal is awarded each year to the Bachelor of Commerce of Bachelor of Management graduate who has completed a major sequence offered by the School of Management and Marketing and is deemed to be most deserving of the title "Bowater Trust Graduate of the Year".

Bowater Trust Honours Prize

The Bowater Trust Honours prize is awarded each year to the student gaining the best mark, based on the year overall, who is enrolled in an end-on honours degree in Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Sport Management or Information Systems at Deakin University.

Business Communication Prize

Prizes for the students with the highest mark in MMH299 Business Communication at the Melbourne campus at Burwood; the Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds; and the Warrnambool campus and off campus. To be confirmed.

DeakinPrime Prize

A prize for the best student in MMI301 Business Internship 1 or MMI302 Business Internship 2.

Human Resource Management

A prize for outstanding achievement in the Human Resource Management major sequence by a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Management graduand.

The National Tertiary Education Union Deakin Branch Prize

A prize of $500 awarded to the student with the best essay on the nature and role of trade unions in MMH349 Industrial Relations.

Management

A prize for outstanding achievement in the Management major sequence by a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Management graduand.

Marketing

A prize for outstanding achievement in the Marketing major sequence by a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Management graduand.

Sport Management

Australian Football League Prize

A prize for the top graduand in the Bachelor of Commerce, Sport Management major sequence, recognising outstanding achievement throughout the course.

Australian Football League Prize

A prize for the best strategic marketing plan in MMS308 Sport Marketing.

Melbourne Cricket Club Prize

A prize for the best student in MLC310 Sport and the Law.

Netball Victoria Prize

A prize for the most outstanding student in MMS308 Sport Marketing.

Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences

Australian Unity Award

A prize of $500 for the student in the Faculty who submits the best fourth year research project relevant to the topic of 'human wellbeing'.

Heart Foundation Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Health Advancement

A prize of $250 for the top student in the Faculty completing a fourth year research project in the area of cardiovascular health.

Parks Victoria Award

A prize of $100 together with a book awarded for the best fourth year honours project in the Faculty relating to health and nature or the environment.

Faculty prizes will be decided by the Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee following recommendations from individual schools.

School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Head of School Prize
  • A prize of $250 for an outstanding student in first year.
  • A prize of $250 for an outstanding student in second year.
  • A prize of $250 for an outstanding student in third year.
Agilent Technologies Award

A $50 book voucher awarded to the most outstanding student from the Melbourne campus at Burwood in HSN203 Food Composition enrolled in an award course.

Anadis Limited Prize

A $50 book voucher awarded to the most outstanding student from the Melbourne campus at Burwood in HSN304 Food Biotechnology enrolled in an award course.

Bounce Health Prize

A prize of $250 awarded to the most outstanding student in HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy enrolled in an award course from the Melbourne campus at Burwood.

Cadbury-Schweppes Prize

A prize of $250 and a certificate awarded to the most outstanding third year undergraduate student from the Melbourne campus at Burwood in HSN303 Functional Foods in the Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition course.

Nu-Mega Ingredients Prize

A $50 book voucher awarded to the most outstanding student from the Melbourne campus at Burwood in HSN206 Food Analysis and Quality Assurance enrolled in an award course.

Cricket Victoria Hookes Scholes Coaching Award Prize

A certificate and $500 to the student with the best academic performance in the six coaching units across the three years of the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science majoring in Sport Coaching graduating mid or end of year 2008 and enrolled in an award course. The award is based on the grades obtained in these units and determined by the course coordinator in consultation with the School Academic Progress Committee.

Freedom Foods Prize

A $50 book voucher awarded to the most outstanding student from the Melbourne campus at Burwood in HSN303 Functional Foods enrolled in an award course.

McFarlane Marketing Prizes
  • A $50 book voucher awarded to the most outstanding student from the Melbourne campus at Burwood in HSN201 Principles of Nutrition enrolled in an award course.
  • A $50 book voucher awarded to the most outstanding student from the Melbourne campus at Burwood in HSN301 Diet and Disease
Pearson Education Award for Academic Distinction in Anatomy and Physiology

A prize of a $150 voucher for a Pearson Education textbook to add to the student's professional library and a certificate, awarded to students enrolled in HBS109 Human Structure and Function enrolled in an award course who have the highest average mark for the unit on each campus (excludes the student awarded the Pearson Education Award for Academic Excellence in Anatomy and Physiology).

Pearson Education Award for Academic Excellence in Anatomy and Physiology

A prize of a $600 voucher for Pearson Education textbooks to add to the student's professional library and a certificate, awarded to a student enrolled in HBS109 Human Structure and Function enrolled in an award course for the highest average mark for the entire unit on each campus.

Professor's Prize in Dietetics

A prize of $250 for the most outstanding graduating student from the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics or Master of Dietetics.

Sports Medicine Australia Award

A prize comprising a one-year student membership of SMA and a certificate, awarded to the most outstanding first year undergraduate student who has the highest Weighted Average Mark (WAM) after completing a minimum of six credit points in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science.

School of Health and Social Development

Head of School Prize
  • A prize of $250 for an outstanding student in first year.
  • A prize of $250 for an outstanding student in second year.
  • A prize of $250 for an outstanding student in third year.
Accredited Occupational Therapist (Acc OT) Prize

A prize of a two-year membership to the AccOT program and a certificate awarded to fourth year graduating student in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. In recognition of excellence in professional development in Occupational Therapy knowledge and skills.

A J Pollock Awards

A prize of $250 for an outstanding student in the first year of Family, Society and Health.
A prize of $250 for an outstanding student in the second year of Family, Society and Health.
A bursary of $500 for an outstanding incoming honours student undertaking a project relating to Family, Society and Health.

Colleagues Award

A prize of $500 awarded by the Jack Brockoff Foundation to provide an opportunity for a promising student who has a disability undertaking an undergraduate degree within the School of Health and Social Development to develop his/her potential for leadership.

CRS AUSTRALIA Award for Excellence

A prize of a $250 book voucher to the most outstanding fourth year graduating student in the Bachelor of Social Work who has achieved outstanding academic results and outstanding fieldwork reports.

CRS AUSTRALIA Fieldwork Award

Awarded to a third year Bachelor of Occupational Therapy student, from the Geelong Waterfront campus, based on the student's application and determined by the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy course team for demonstrated academic performance and interest in rehabilitation-a certificate and a guarantee of a fourth year trimester 1 placement with CRS Australia, as close as practical to the location of the student's choice.

CRS AUSTRALIA OT Prize

A prize of a $250 book voucher to the most outstanding fourth year graduating student in academic and field excellence in the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.

George Dyer Prize

A prize of $400 for the most outstanding undergraduate student in Disability Studies.

Home Economics Institute of Australia, Victoria Award

A prize of student membership to the Home Economics Institute of Australia association, awarded for the most outstanding performance in the second year for a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences, majoring in Family, Society and Health.

JC Paul Duerdoth Memorial Award

A prize of $300 to acknowledge the efforts and diligence of an undergraduate student in Disability Studies.

Parks Victoria Award

A prize of $100 together with a book awarded to a student graduating in the Bachelor of Health Sciences with a major in either Family, Society and Health or Health Promotion, who has achieved outstanding results in the third year unit HSH306 People, Health and Place.

Research and Graduate Studies Prize

A prize of $500 for the best honours project.

The OT AUSTRALIA Victoria Award for Clinical Excellence

A prize of $100 and a certificate to be awarded annually to the fourth year undergraduate occupational therapy student who has demonstrated excellence in a fourth year clinical education placement.

Yungaburra Foundation Awards
  • A prize of $500 for a student making a significant contribution to an agency serving people who have disabilities, or to a person or group of persons who have disabilities, while on practicum placement as part of Disability Studies.
  • A prize of $500 for an honours or postgraduate student with leadership potential in the disability field.

School of Nursing

Australian Nursing Federation Award

A prize of $500 awarded to a graduating student for excellence in the Bachelor of Nursing and decided annually by the School Academic Progress Subcommittee.

Barwon Health Acute Care Clinical Award (Margaret Parkes)

A book prize awarded to a first year student from the Geelong Waterfront campus who has performed outstandingly on clinical placement.

Barwon Health Award of Excellence (Marjory Taylor)

A book prize awarded to a student from the Geelong Waterfront campus for best all-round academic performance in the academic year.

Barwon Health Community Care Clinical Award (Joy Buckland)

A book prize awarded to a third year student from the Geelong Waterfront campus who has performed outstandingly on clinical placement

Barwon Health Mental Health Services Award

A book prize awarded by Barwon Health Community and Mental Health to a student from the Geelong Waterfront campus who demonstrates outstanding clinical skills within a mental health service and/or who submits a written paper which clearly shows a high level of interest and understanding regarding mental health nursing.

Barwon Health Rehabilitation and Aged Care Award (Mary Barry)

A book prize awarded to a second year student from the Geelong Waterfront campus who has performed outstandingly on clinical placement.

Box Hill Hospital McNair Medal

A medal awarded by Box Hill Hospital to a graduating student of the Bachelor of Nursing and combined degrees from the Melbourne campus at Burwood for consistent outstanding achievement.

Colac Area Health Community Health Nursing Award

A prize of $200 presented to the student from the Warrnambool campus who demonstrates the most outstanding achievement in HNN217 Nursing Practice in the Community.

Heidelberg Uniforms Award

A prize of a clinical dress wardrobe to the value of $160 awarded to a first year student exhibiting motivation, commitment to the course and outstanding overall achievement in the Bachelor of Nursing and combined degrees from each campus.

IDP Education Prize

A prize of $100 and a certificate awarded to the best final year, international graduate from the Bachelor of Nursing for the highest academic and clinical performance.

Lyndoch Warrnambool Inc Nursing Award

A prize of a $100 book voucher awarded to the student from the Warrnambool campus who demonstrates the most outstanding overall achievements in HNN318 Transitions in Ageing.
The award is based on clinical placement performance, class presentation and understanding of contemporary aged care issues.

Marjory Walkowski Award

A prize of $1000 and a certificate to a student in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) based on nomination by academic staff and determined by the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) course team, for demonstration of excellence in Clinical Nursing research.

Pathways Rehabilitation and Support Services Award

A prize of $200 awarded to a second year student from the Geelong Waterfront campus based on nomination by academic staff for outstanding performance in psychiatric nursing.

Personal Achievement Award

A $100 book voucher donated by the Geelong Hospital Nurses League awarded to a first year student from the Geelong Waterfront campus, based on nomination by academic staff and determined by the Bachelor of Nursing course team for demonstration of commitment to the nursing program.

Portland District Health - Roy Aitken Award

A prize of $250 awarded for outstanding academic and clinical performance in HNN324 Maternity, Paediatric and Adolescent Nursing.

Royal College of Nursing Australia High Achiever Award

A prize of one year's membership to RCNA presented to a graduating Bachelor of Nursing student from each campus for outstanding performance and commitment to the nursing profession during the course of study in nursing.

South East South Australia Director of Nursing Group Clinical Excellence Award

A prize of $250 and a certificate presented to a Bachelor of Nursing graduate from the Warrnambool campus for clinical excellence in HNN325 Care of the Hospitalised Patient with Complex Needs.

South East South Australia Director of Nursing Group Encouragement Award

A prize of $250 and a certificate presented to a second year Bachelor of Nursing student from the Warrnambool campus who has achieved academic and clinical excellence in the area of acute care.

South West Health Care (Warrnambool) Nursing Award

A prize of $200 presented to a second-level student from the Warrnambool campus for outstanding clinical excellence in level 2 of the program.

St John of God Health Care (Warrnambool)

A prize of a stethoscope awarded to a graduating student from the Warrnambool campus for outstanding clinical excellence throughout the Bachelor of Nursing program.

UniTexts Bookshop Award

A prize of a $100 book voucher awarded to the most improved graduating student throughout the Bachelor of Nursing program from each campus.

The Werribee Mercy Psychiatric Award

A prize of a $150 book voucher awarded to a graduating student from the Geelong Waterfront campus who has shown outstanding ability in the field of psychiatric nursing.

VG Balmer Memorial Award

A prize of a $50 book voucher granted to the most outstanding graduating student within the Bachelor of Nursing program from the Warrnambool campus. The criteria for this award is overall academic achievement based on total score for all units undertaken in the Bachelor of Nursing program.

Western District Health Service Nursing Award

A prize of $250 awarded to a graduating student of the Bachelor of Nursing program from the Warrnambool campus for the most outstanding clinical performance in level 3 of the course.

School of Psychology

Head of School Prize
  • A prize of $250 and a certificate awarded to the most outstanding 1st year undergraduate student enrolled in either the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) or the Bachelor of Psychology for the highest average mark over the entire course.
  • A prize of $250 and a certificate awarded to the most outstanding 2nd year undergraduate student enrolled in either the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) or the Bachelor of Psychology for the highest average mark over the entire course.
  • A prize of $250 and a certificate awarded to the most outstanding 3rd year undergraduate student enrolled in either the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) or the Bachelor of Psychology for the highest average mark over the entire course.
The Australian Psychological Society Prize

A prize of $300 for the most outstanding fourth year student.

Australian Unity

A prize of $200 will be awarded to the best final year graduate from the Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) for the highest average grade over the entire course.

Faculty of Science and Technology

David Stokes Award

The David Stokes Award is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement for a qualifying student with the highest weighted average mark.

The Bennett Summer Placement

For a student enrolled in the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering or related combined degree who has completed the 2nd or 3rd year of their degree and who is an Australian citizen. Recipient will be awarded a 3 month Summer Placement within the Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation valued at $3,000 paid in cash.


School of Architecture and Building

AIB (Victoria) Chapter

Awarded annually to the best student completing the Construction Management degree.

ARBV Professional Practice

Outstanding student in the area of Professional Practice, Architecture program.

Arthur Collins Award

$200 prize named in honour of Arthur Collins. Awarded for the best student project submitted by a fourth year Architecture student.

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOBA) Undergraduate Award

Awarded to an excellent undergraduate student enrolled in the Construction Management degree.

CIOBA Excellent Building Research Postgraduate Award

Awarded to an excellent postgraduate student enrolled in the Construction Management degree.

Donald Cant Prize

$250 prize awarded to the best student completing the quantity surveying subjects in the Construction Management degree. The prize is named in honour of Donald Cant.

Ian Fulton-Rotary Awards

Named in memory of Ian Fulton and is awarded annually by the Geelong Rotary Club. The 2 x $500 awards are given to the top two Construction Management students entering the honours stream with the highest weighted average marks based on level 3 units completed to date.

Nick Beattie Prize

The prize is principally offered to fourth year architecture students, and the scholarship includes the offer of a practical placement for student work experience for a minimum period of three months, and financial assistance towards travel, personal allowance and accommodation.

Peddle Thorp Award

$5000 award given as encouragement and in recognition of excellence in the final year design unit in the Architecture degree.

Peddle Thorp Prize

A $1000 prize awarded to a first year student who completed Year 12 in the previous year on the basis of academic merit in Year 12 as indicated by the ENTER score. (Recipient of Dean's Scholars Program will not be eligible.)

RAIA McGlashan Everist Graduate Prize

Awarded to a graduating student in Architecture. The prize recognises the successful balance between design excellence and construction and practice excellence. Short listed candidates will be invited to attend interview. The prize awarded to an individual consists of a $2500 cheque, certificate presented by the RAIA Chapter President, offer of 1 year's employment with McGlashan Everist P/L, RAIA membership fees paid for 2 years, RAIA 'Practice of Architecture' course fees paid upon enrolment, AACA registration examination fees paid upon application and Board of Architects first year of registration enrolment fees paid upon application.

Richard Gibson Award

$200 award named in honour of Richard Gibson. Awarded to a third year Architecture student for the best design project.

RICS Prize

Awarded annually (2 x $300 prizes) to the best student completing the Construction Management (honours) and Facilities Management (honours) degrees.

Schiavello Prize

$1000 prize is awarded to a student enrolled in the Construction Management degree for initiative in construction management.

Spowers Scholarship

Awarded to the most outstanding fourth year Architecture or combined degree student. Student to receive $5000 plus student rates to work in the office during trimester break at the end of the year.

Studio 101 Architects Award

$500 award for the most outstanding second year design student from SRD264 studio. Prize also includes 2 weeks paid work experience.

The Cavalier Prize

$250 prize awarded to the best student in first year design.

Third Ecology Prize

A prize of $500.00 and an opportunity for a part-time placement with Third Ecology (if there is work to support employing the student) for a student who has received top marks in the area of ecologically sustainable design learning.

Victoria Digital Solutions Prize

For each year level a cash award of $400 or digital printing / output to the value of $400, 5 x $400 totalling $2,000 or printing to the value of this amount. Each level to have a range of submissions presented in an A1 format. The winner's work is to be a non discipline based selection which is graphically rich of digital medium use, visually engaging and informative.


School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Byron Williams Award

Named in memory of Byron Williams. A prize of $300 and a certificate is awarded annually to a student who has completed the final year in environmental science and completed at least half of the course part-time, has shown commitment, high personal achievement, not exclusively academic, demonstrated the potential to pursue the ideals of the course in the community, and persevered with studies alongside other external activities.

CCMB-Roche Prize

This prize will be presented annually to the highest performing honours student undertaking the majority of research on a project in CCMB and whose principal supervisor is a member of the CCMB. The objective is to encourage and recognise research excellence in the honours students.

Christopher Oakley Prize

Named in memory of Christopher Oakley. A prize of $1000 cash is awarded annually to a student who has completed third year of the marine science course and enrolled in the honours year. Suitable students will be nominated by staff together with a written supporting statement. This student should have achieved standards of excellence in their academic record, demonstrated a personal commitment to Marine Science, demonstrated suitable personal qualities in leadership and concern for fellow students and demonstrated a financial need.

Earthwatch Institute Fellowship Program

Students in environmental sciences are provided the opportunity to conduct research with reputable and prestigious investigators working on a variety of environmentally critical projects with eminent researchers. These projects are funded by the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, valued between $2000 and $3000.

Edmund Gill Award

Named in memory of Dr Edmund Gill. A prize of $200 and a certificate is awarded to the best first year Warrnambool student who has completed first year of the environmental science course.

Frances O'Connor Award

Named in memory of Frances O'Connor. A prize of $200 and a certificate is awarded to a first year Warrnambool student in environmental science who shows great endeavour in his/her studies.

Head of School Prizes

A prize of $200 each is awarded to the full-time student completing first year with the highest weighted average mark (WAM) in each of the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Burwood
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Geelong
  • Bachelor of Biological Science at Burwood

Invitrogen Prize

A prize of $500 and a certificate is awarded to the highest achiever in SBB321 Molecular Biology Techniques.

John Clarke Prize

A prize of $350 and a certificate is awarded annually to the outstanding third year student entering an honours course in forensic sciences.

Kate England Award

Named in memory of Kate England. A prize worth $200 and a certificate is awarded to a student who has completed final year in the Bachelor of Environmental Science and has shown commitment, high personal achievement (not exclusively academic) and demonstrated the potential to pursue the ideals of the course in the community.

Michael J Liddy Forensic Science Moot Court Prize

A prize of $200 and a certificate is awarded annually to the Forensic Science student who achieves the highest mark in the moot court presentation in the final year Forensic Science unit.

Royal Australian Chemical Institute (Geelong Section)

A prize of $500 and a certificate is awarded annually to the best academic performance in the second year of the forensic science course.

Victoria Police Forensic Services Honours Prize

A prize of $250 awarded annually to the best forensic science honours project.

Water Quality Laboratory Prize

A prize of $200 and a certificate is awarded to the best student who has completed second year of the environmental science course on the Warrnambool campus.


School of Engineering

Alcoa Future Leaders of Industry Engineering Award

An award of $7000 and 12 weeks paid vacation work awarded to one Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) student who has completed second year in a single degree or third year in a combined degree. This student should display a high level of academic achievement, possess motivation for the chosen field of engineering and demonstrate and possess a high level of communication, team and interpersonal skills.

Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Scholars Program) 

The Engineering Scholars Program is designed to extend high-achieving students by providing them with opportunities to work with Deakin's leading researchers and industry partners on cutting-edge projects. Students will be assigned a mentor and be given opportunities for vacation work in the Geelong Technology Precinct, and industry placements. Applications are made through VTAC. Students are also encouraged to apply for the Dean's Scholars Program.

Hatch Mechanical Engineering (Work-Integrated) Award

An award of $10,500 for a student enrolled full-time in the 3rd year of their Mechanical Engineering undergraduate degree at Deakin University, or the 4th year of a double degree, part of which being Mechanical Engineering. Students must have achieved a credit average (minimum) in their University studies to date to be eligible to apply, and must maintain a credit average (minimum) throughout the course of the Award to continue to be eligible. The successful student must be available to complete work experience at Hatch offices in Pt Henry during the academic year session breaks.

IGNITED 

Awarded to the first year female students with the highest ENTER scores above 80 in each appellated Bachelor of IT degrees (Multimedia Technology, Web and Mobile Technologies, Games Design and Development, IT Security, Computer Science and Software Development) and Bachelor of Engineering streams in Mechatronics and Robotics, Mechanical Engineering and Electronics. The IGNITED scholarships are each valued at $10,000 in total over the duration of the course. Recipients will also be assigned an academic mentor.

IMechE Award

A prize of the equivalent of 200 pounds sterling for the best project on a Mechanical topic in the Bachelor of Engineering.

IMechE 'Frederic Barnes Waldron' Award

A prize of the equivalent of 200 pounds sterling for the best academic performance in fourth year of the Bachelor of Engineering-Mechanical.

The AGB Group Award

A prize of $300 for the best academic performance in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Engineering- Computer Systems Engineering.

The Alcoa World Alumina Australia Award

A prize of $500 and work experience for the best academic performance in the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering-Mechanical/Mechatronics.

The Barwon Water Award

A prize of $500 for the best academic performance in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Engineering-Environmental.

The Des Munday and Son Award

A prize of $500 for the best academic performance in the third year of the Bachelor of Engineering-Mechanical.

The Godfrey Hirst Australia Award

A prize of $300 for the best honours graduate of the Bachelor of Engineering .

The GM Holden Ltd Award

A prize of $1000 for the best academic performance in the third year of the Bachelor of Engineering.

The Incitec Pivot Ltd Award

A prize of $500 for the best project on an environmental topic of the Bachelor of Engineering.

The Industrial Control Technology Award

A prize of $500 for the best academic performance in the third year of the Bachelor of Engineering-Mechatronics .

The Engineers Australia Award

A prize of $300 for the best academic performance in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Engineering.

The Kempe International Award

A prize of $500 for the best project in the Bachelor of Technology.

The Shell Refining Australia Award

A prize of $250 for the best project in the Bachelor of Engineering.

The Shell Refining Australia Award

A prize of $250 for the best graduate in the Bachelor of Technology.

The WorleyParsons Award

A prize of $800 for the student enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) who achieves the best overall academic performance at levels 1, 2 and 3.


School of Information Technology

IGNITED 

Awarded to the first year female students with the highest ENTER scores above 80 in each appellated Bachelor of IT degrees (Multimedia Technology, Web and Mobile Technologies, Games Design and Development, IT Security, Computer Science and Software Development) and Bachelor of Engineering streams in Mechatronics and Robotics, Mechanical Engineering and Electronics. The IGNITED scholarships are each valued at $10,000 in total over the duration of the course. Recipients will also be assigned an academic mentor.

Professor of Information Technology Award

A prize of $500 and a certificate are awarded to students completing full-time study at levels 1 and 2. These awards are available for each of the specialisations of the Bachelor of Information Technology. The award in each specialisation goes to the top student who has demonstrated the highest average above 80 High Distinction.

Sheila Haydon Award

Named in memory of Sheila Haydon. A prize of $200 prize and a certificate is awarded to the best student in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Multimedia Technology) who has demonstrated a commitment to scientific and technical communication.

 

Postgraduate Prizes & Awards

University-wide prizes

University-wide prizes

The Vice-Chancellor acknowledges students for their outstanding academic performance and contribution to the University and community by the awarding of the following prizes and awards:

  • Undergraduate - Deakin Vice-Chancellor's Prize
  • Undergraduate - Austin and Valerie Asche Essay Prize in Contemporary Australian Society and Culture
  • Undergraduate - Alfred Deakin Medals
  • Postgraduate - The Isi Leibler Prize

Visit the Student awards and prizes website for further information in regard to these prizes and awards, including the nomination/selection process.

Deakin Education Abroad Travel Grants
Deakin University offers travel to students taking part in a formal international exchange program with an exchange program with an exchange partner University.

Applications are invited from both Australian residents and international students. Award of the Education Abroad travel grants is based on the eligibility criteria for the Education Abroad program.

Enquiries should be directed to Education Abroad, Deakin International. Further information is available at the Deakin International website.

Faculty of Arts and Education

Naomi and Isi Leibler Prize

A prize of $500 for the best MA or PhD thesis approved during the previous year in the area of Social Sciences.

Philip Brown Award

A prize of $1600 is awarded annually to an enrolled higher degree by research student within the Faculty of Arts and Education, for research into Australian History entailing the use of primary sources. Where possible, preference will be given to research relating to the state of Victoria. The award is named in memory of Dr Philip Brown, an eminent historian whose work is characterised by meticulous research and the extensive use of primary sources.

Roslyn Lawry Award

The Roslyn Lawry Award is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies who has achieved standards of excellence in his or her academic record and demonstrated a personal commitment to museum training. The recipient will receive a museological book and a framed certificate.

Faculty of Business and Law

Deakin Business School

Brookes Scholar Award

A medal and citation will be awarded to the two most outstanding students in the MBA graduating class.

Graduate Management Association of Australia Award

A prize of $250 for the best on-campus student in MPM706 Strategic Management in trimester 1 and trimester 2.

Michael King Prize

A prize of $500 for the best business plan assignment in MPR705 Entrepreneurship (Residential)


School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance Prize

A prize of $500 voucher for the best graduating student in the Graduate Diploma of Financial Services.

Chubb Insurance Company of Australia Prize

A prize of $200 voucher for the best student in MAS705 Liability Insurance.

Financial Planning Association Prize

A prize of $100 voucher for the best student in MAF708 Retirement Income Streams.

National Institute of Accountants Prize

A prize of $500 book voucher for the best student in the Graduate Certificate of Accounting. A prize of $500 book voucher for the best student in the Master of Commerce in Accounting.

Powercor Australia Prize

A prize of $200 voucher for the best student in MAA702 Corporate Accounting.

Cengage Learning Prize

A prize of $200 book voucher for the James Dimelow Thomson Learning Australia Prize for the best student in the Graduate Diploma of Accounting.


School of Information Systems

GS1 Australia Prize

A prize of $300 and a certificate for the best student in MSC753 eBusiness and Supply Chain Management.


School of Management and Marketing

Arts and Entertainment Management

George Fairfax Fellowship Prize

A prize for the best graduand in the Master of Arts and Entertainment Management.

Human Resource Management

A prize for the best graduand in the Graduate Diploma of Human Resources. To be confirmed.
Sport Management

Tennis Australia Prize

A prize for the best graduand in the Master of Business (Sport Management).

Cricket Australia Prize

A prize for the best case study in MMS712 Sport Marketing.

Cricket Victoria Prize

A prize for the best case study in MMS736 Strategic Management.

IMG Prize

A prize for outstanding research in MMS716 Sport Organisation Theory.

Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences

School of Health and Social Development

Yungaburra Foundation Award

A prize of $500 is presented to an honours or postgraduate student with leadership potential in the disability field.


School of Nursing

Box Hill Hospital DeVoil Medal

Awarded to a postgraduate student from Box Hill Hospital specialising in Critical Care or Perioperative Nursing who demonstrates excellence of academic results and promotes leadership and excellence in the field of either perioperative or critical care nursing.

JR Medical Books Prizes

  • A $75 book voucher is awarded for the best all-round academic and clinical performance by a student enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Critical Care).
  • A $75 book voucher is awarded for the best all-round academic performance by a student enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Perioperative).
  • A $75 book voucher is awarded for the best all-round excellence of academic results and clinical performance by a student enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery.

Faculty of Science and Technology

Coltman Prize

The Coltman Prize of $3000 is awarded for outstanding achievement. It is awarded to an enrolled higher degree by research student undertaking research in biomedical science.

The Bennett Research Scholarship 

For outstanding students undertaking projects in the field of study of fibres or textiles at the Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation. For a student enrolled in Masters or PhD (new and existing research students) and who is an Australian citizen. The duration of the Scholarship is 2 years for Masters/3 years for PhD and is valued at $10,000 per annum.

Faculty of Science and Technology International Biotechnology Scholarships

For international students enrolled in either S772 Master of Biotechnology or S771 Master of Biotechnology (Honours). Scholarships are valued at $1500 per semester of full-time study, up to a total of $6000 over the duration of the Master of Biotechnology (Honours).


School of Life and Environmental Sciences

CCMB Director's Encouragement Prize 

This prize is intended to encourage research excellence and effort in producing publications. It aims to encourage a culture of publication of results at an early stage in a student's PhD candidature.

CCMB Postgraduate Excellence Prize 

This prize will recognise overall excellence in a PhD student currently between 12-36 months of candidature. Excellence will be judged on academic performance and the student's role in wider activities of the Centre, the University and professionally. The objective of this award is to give recognition for a student's contribution to the academic life of the Centre, the School, Faculty, University and relevant professional bodies. This award aims to encourage unselfish excellence and foster the development of professional attitudes in students.

Loch Postgraduate Research Award

A prize of $1000 and a certificated is awarded to the best postgraduate research environmental science student enrolled in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. At the time of application students should have an elapsed candidature between 12 and 24 months ((full time equivalent). Students should have had their candidature confirmed. Recipients can only receive the Loch award once.

Ralph Segnit Award

A prize of $500 and a certificate is awarded to staff/student on the Burwood campus for best first paper presentation at either a national or international conference on biological science or wildlife and conservation ecology.

Rex Williamson Prize 

A prize of $5000 and a certificate is awarded to the best PhD student enrolled within the Faculty of Science and Technology whose research involves a significant component of Chemistry. The prize shall be awarded on the basis of demonstrated research potential and academic merit. Applicants are expected to have completed an equivalent two years full-time candidature and currently enrolled in the third year. Recipients can only receive the award once.

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