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Faculty of Arts and Education prizes and awards for undergraduate students

Note: Prizes and Awards are subject to change from year to year.

For further information regarding Faculty of Arts and Education Awards or Prizes email artsed-awards@deakin.edu.au


Grants

Travel grants
The Faculty of Arts and Education offers a number of travel grants to assist students with the cost of overseas course-related travel. These include;

Miscellaneous Travel Grant
Miscellaneous requests for travel grant support are available to students undertaking travel related to their studies that does not involve any of the specific Faculty of Arts and Education programs or activities outlined in the following Designated Travel Grants students. Up to 23 grants are available.

Designated Travel Grants
Bachelor of 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 International Studies, D323 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies and D338 Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Commerce, seeking an international study experience. The grants are awarded to support International Internships.

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
  • Chinese Language Studies
  • Indonesian Language Studies

Global Experience Program Travel Grants
Travel grants are offered to assist with travel costs towards a Global Experience Program. The grants are open to Education students participating in:

  • Canada Global Experience Program
  • Switzerland Global Experience Program
  • Vanuatu Global Experience Program
  • Thailand Global Experience Program

Global Experience Programs in other countries that may also be offered from time to time.

May and Romeo Schiavon Grants (Rural and Regional Journalism Internships)
The May and Romeo Schiavon Endowment, managed by the ANZ Trustees, offers grants to support students in journalism to undertake an internship at a rural and regional newspaper in Victoria. The aim of these grants is to attract graduates to the regional news environment and strengthen regional media outlets. The one-off grants are to be used to assist with travel, accommodation and food costs. To be eligible to apply:

  • applicants must be an Australian citizen, or holder of an Australian permanent visa
  • undergraduate applicants must have completed ALJ111 Contemporary Journalism A and ALJ112 Contemporary Journalism B, ALJ216 Research for Writers and ALJ217 Editing and Design by the end of Trimester 2, 2013

For more information, visit the May and Romeo Schiavon Grant webpage.


Prizes and awards


Judith Rodriquez Prize
This is an annual prize awarded to a piece of work in fiction/poetry/creative non-fiction by a student submitting the work for completion of assessment in a level 3 coded unit, in Trimester 1 or 2.
Work is nominated by relevant staff, shortlisted and judged by the Professional and Creative Writing discipline area.

The value of the prize is:

  • $450 of mentoring (2-3 sessions with follow-up email contact as negotiated with mentor)
  • One year's free membership of Victorian Writers Centre
  • Publication of winning piece in Etchings, published by Ilura Press, or Verandah Literary and Art Journal.

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 $1000 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.

The Standard Journalism Prize
An academic excellence prize of $1500 is awarded annually to a student majoring in journalism who resides within Warrnambool or the surrounding districts and meets the following criteria:

  • An Australian citizen or a holder of a permanent humanitarian visa;
  • Enrolled full time in the first year of a degree program at the Warrnambool Campus and majoring in journalism
  • Completed ALJ111 Contemporary Journalism A at the Warrnambool Campus;
  • Demonstrated a commitment to continuing studies at the Warrnambool Campus.

Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA)
One prize of one year's membership to the ALEA and a certificate, awarded for graduating with a primary education degree and having achieved the highest aggregate marks in a final, core English Language and Literacy subject.

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 the Teaching of English (VATE) Award
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 Burwood Campus, and either Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus 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).

Design and Technology Teachers' Association Victoria (DATTA)
Three prizes of a year's membership of DATTA and a selection of DATTA 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 Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus 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.

Victorian Teachers Mutual Bank (VTMB)

  • Two scholarships to the value of $500 each awarded to the highest achieving students together with outstanding results in teaching practice and having received no other scholarships (based on results of first three years of course) at the Melbourne Burwood Campus.
  • Two scholarships to the value of $500 each awarded to the highest achieving students together with outstanding results in teaching practice and having received no other scholarships (based on results of first three years of course) at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.
  • Two scholarships to the value of $500 each awarded to the highest achieving students together with outstanding results in teaching practice and having received no other scholarships (based on results of first three years of course) at the Warrnambool Campus.
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