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Faculty prizes and awards

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Prizes and Awards are sponsored by a number of different donors to the university. Their generosity provides support to students and acknowledges high academic achievement.

Occasionally a Prize or Award may be withdrawn where funding has not been confirmed in time for the Awards selection date. The University of the Sunshine Coast therefore reserves the right to amend or withdraw any of the following individual Prizes and Awards.

Faculty of Arts, Business and Law prizes

Anita Pitcher Memorial Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student MKG211 Services Marketing

Value: A$500

API (Australian Property Institute Prize) 

Awarded to the highest achieving graduating Property, Economics and Development student

Value: A$1,000 (in-kind membership benefits)

Argon Law Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in LAW307 Commercial Law

Value: A$500mkg211

BDO Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in ACC321 Auditing and Professional Practice

Value: A$500

Big Kart Track Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in TSM102 Introduction to Tourism, Leisure and Events

Value: A$500

Chris Delroy Financial Planners Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in FIN321 Financial Plan Construction

Value: A$500

Co-op Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in COR109 Communication and Thought

Value: A$1,000 (A$500 Co-op book voucher, A$500 cash prize)

CPA Australia Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving first-year Accounting student

Value: A$500

CPA Australia Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving second-year Accounting student

Value: CPA Australia Professional level segments (Ethics and Governance) at $1,170

CPA Australia Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving third-year graduating Accounting student

Value: CPA Australia Professional level segments (Ethics and Governance) at $1,170

Drew Stephenson Chartered Accountants Prize

Awarded to the achieving student in ACC106 Accounting Principles who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is studying at USC Fraser Coast

Value: $500 

Financial Planning Association of Australia Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving second-year student in the Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning).

Value: A$1,500

Focus Family Law Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in LAW305 Family Law

Value: A$500

Garland Waddington Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in PED222 Property Law

Value: A$400

Garland Waddington Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in FIN320 Tax and Estate Planning

Value: A$400

Garland Waddington Solicitors Property Law Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in LAW205 Property A and LAW206 Property B (overall combined academic results)

Value: A$400

Holmans Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in ACC311 Taxation Law and Practice

Value: A$500

Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in ENT211 New Venture Development

Value: A$500

Institute of Public Accountants Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in ACC310 Management Accounting

Value: Graduate Associate Membership and two full-day professional development seminars (valued at A$909)

Love and Partners Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in ACC106 Accounting Principles

Value: A$750

McCullough Robertson Law Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in LAW303 Corporations Law

Value: A$800 + one week of work experience in McCullough Robertson Lawyers' Brisbane office.

Oaks Hotels & Resorts Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in TSM313 Technology and Innovation in Tourism, Leisure and Events

Value: A$500

Proost De Deyne Family Prize for Best Portfolio in DES216

Awarded to the three highest achieving students (1st, 2nd and 3rd) in Graphic Design F - Professional Portfolio DES216

Value: Best Portfolio A$500, Runner up Portfolio A$300, 2nd Runner up Portfolio A$200

Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving graduating student in the Geography Major

Value: A$500, a medallion, and a one year membership to the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland

Sajen Legal Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in BUS203 Business Law and Ethics

Value: A$750

Save on Tax Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in ACC211 Business Finance

Value: A$500

Schultz Toomey O'Brien Part of the Slater & Gordon Group Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in ACC220 Law of Business Associations

Value: A$750

Schultz Toomey O'Brien Part of the Slater & Gordon Group Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in LGL301 Professional Practice: Legal Frameworks and Issues

Value: A$750

Sea FM Prize 

Awarded to the highest achieving student in MKG220 Marketing Communication

Value: A$500

Sunshine Coast Council Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in Planning and Environmental Law ENP211

Value: A$500

Sunshine Coast Council Cultural Heritage Prizes

Awarded to the highest achieving students in HIS200 Heritage: Australian and Global Contexts  - one prize for a student who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning (Honours) and one prize for a student enrolled in any other Bachelor's program

Value: $500 (for each prize) 

Tax Institute (Australia) Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in Contemporary Accounting Issues ACC320

Value: One-year subscription to Institute's Journal valued at $375

Telstra Business Centre Sunshine Coast Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in Telecommunications and Networks ICT220

Value: A$500

U3A Frayda Myers Cooper Memorial Prize

Established in 2014 in memory of Mrs Frayda Myers Cooper, the founder of U3A Sunshine Coast Branch. Awarded to the highest achieving student in EGL205 Imagined Homelands

Value: A$1,000

Valuers Registration Board of Qld Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving second-year Property Economics and Development student

Value: A$1,000

 

Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering prizes and awards 

Adapt Health Care Occupational Therapy Award for Achievement

Certificate and prize awarded annually in recognition of Craig Greber, inaugural Head of the USC Occupational Therapy Program. Awarded to a graduating student with good academic standing who has embraced challenges and demonstrated a commitment to achieve in the field of occupational therapy. This award is based on the recommendation of the Occupational Therapy Discipline Lead in consultation with academic staff

Value: A$500

Australian Steel Institute - Undergraduate Steel Design Award

Awarded in Semester 2 each year for excellence in the third year of Bachelor of Engineering program, for Steel Structures and Structural Steel Design

Value: A$200 Technical Book Voucher and Certificate from the Australian Steel Institute

Centaur Joy Crocker Silver Medal

Awarded in Semester 2 each year by the Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses to outstanding Nursing students from several universities across Queensland. Certificate and medal awarded to the student gaining the highest grade point average in the final year of an undergraduate Nursing Degree

Value: Silver medal

Inner Wheel and Rotary Club of Hervey Bay Prize

Awarded to the highest achieving student in NUR111 Practice Foundations 

Value: A$500

Jill Chamberlain Environmental Science Prize

Established in 2010. Awarded in Semester 2 each year to a third year student with the highest achievement in environmental science disciplines

Value: A$1,000

Laurie Cowled Women in Engineering Prize

Established in 2011. Awarded to a female student achieving the highest mark in Engineering Professional Practice, ENG101. The award seeks to recognise the achievement of women in male dominated sectors

Value: A$500

Engineers Australia Sunshine Coast Regional Group Prize

Awarded to an Engineering student of distinction in their second year

Value: A$500 book voucher.

E S Sabey Mosel Prize

Established in 2009. Awarded in Semester 2 each year to a nursing student who has completed 12 courses (50 percent) at USC and demonstrated academic growth through progressive GPA improvement; demonstrated the ethos of nursing in clinical practice and service to nursing and/or the community

Value: A$1,000

Fraser Coast Anglican College Education Prize

Established in 2016. Awarded in Semester 2 each year to the highest achieving second or third year undergraduate Bachelor of Education student studying at the USC Fraser Coast Campus

Value: A$500

Graduate Women Queensland Inc. Sunshine Coast Branch Rural and Remote Education Prize

This Prize is awarded in Semester 2 each year by Faculty selection to a high performing USC female undergraduate student, undertaking a rural or remote Education placement as a component of their Bachelor of Education degree

Value:  A$750.

Graduate Women Queensland Inc. Sunshine Coast Branch Rural and Remote Nursing Prize

This Prize is awarded in Semester 2 each year by Faculty selection to a high performing USC female undergraduate student, undertaking a rural or remote Nursing placement as a component of their Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery degree

Value:  A$750.

Graduate Women Queensland Inc. Sunshine Coast Branch Rural and Remote Nutrition and Dietetics Prize

This Prize is awarded in Semester 2 each year by Faculty selection to a high performing USC female undergraduate student, undertaking a rural or remote Nutrition and Dietetics placement as a component of their Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics degree

Value:  $750.

Mark and Susan Bradley Prize in Engineering

Established in 2009 and Awarded to the best overall second year student in the Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Value: A$500

The L.E.W. Mosel Prize in Engineering

Awarded to students who have performed well in their second year of Engineering and who have demonstrated creativity, original thought and critical analysis in academic work and projects

Value: A$1,000

Occupational Therapy Australia Queensland Division
Undergraduate Student Diligence Award

Certificate and medal awarded annually to a graduating student who has made the most significant progress in the development of professional character and ability during their final years of study. This includes participation in activities outside the normal scope of the formal program of study, service in student affairs, academic progress and performance in clinical practice. This award is based on the recommendation of the Occupational Therapy Discipline Lead in consultation with academic staff

Occupational Therapy Australia Queensland Division
Undergraduate Student Academic Award

Certificate and medal awarded annually to a graduating student who has achieved the highest academic merit, as measured by cumulative grade point average in studies leading to the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. This award is based on the recommendation of the Occupational Therapy Discipline Lead

Occupational Therapy Australia Queensland Division
Honours Thesis Student Academic Award

Certificate and medal awarded annually to the Honours student who has achieved the highest mark for the final Honours thesis. This award is based on the recommendation of the Occupational Therapy Discipline Lead

Occupational Therapy Surgical Synergies Award for Professionalism and Collegiality

Certificate and prize awarded annually to a graduating student who has consistently shown professional and collegial behaviour towards students whilst undertaking study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Occupational Therapy. This award is based on the recommendation of the Occupational Therapy Discipline Lead in consultation with academic staff. In making the recommendation, consideration will be given to overall approach to studies (including clinical placements) in terms of communication with student peers, staff members and others involved during the course of study

Value: A$250 worth of Surgical Synergies rehabilitation catalogue products (selected by the awardee).

Occupational Therapy Australia Queensland Division, Postgraduate Student Award

Certificate and medal awarded annually to a postgraduate student who has made significant progress in their professional and scholarly development during the previous year. This award is based on the recommendation of the Occupational Therapy Discipline Lead in consultation with academic staff. In making the recommendation, consideration will be given to engagement and accomplishment in postgraduate activities such as publications, conference and seminar presentations and contributions to communities of practice

Paramedics Australasia Prize

This prize will be provided to three (3) selected students each year from 2014 to 2018 (inclusive), by way of a donation from Paramedics Australasia. The recipients each year will be the highest achieving 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students in Paramedic clinic courses, as identified and confirmed by the Paramedic Science Program Leader and their team

Value: A$500

Stacey Mowle Smiles of Strength OT Prize

This prize shall be awarded to a Fourth Year Occupational Therapy student. The Occupational Therapy discipline area at USC will coordinate the selection process and award the prize based on the student's community involvement/engagement

Value: A$1,000

Sunshine Coast Haematology & Oncology Clinic Prize in Palliative, Rehabilitative and Continuing Care

Established in 2011 by Dr John and Mrs Sandra Reardon of the Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncology Clinic, and maintained by the Clinic. This prize is awarded annually to the highest achieving student based on second semester results in Palliative, Rehabilitative and Continuing Care NUR272. The awardee will be invited to meet the recipient at a presentation ceremony

Value: A$500

USC Co-op Voucher

Awarded to a student in recognition of academic excellence in Introduction to Behavioural Health PUB104

Value: A$250 book voucher

Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld Prize

Awarded to a student who has performed well in the second year of the Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) degree, in Vertebrate diversity and Ecology ENS222

Value: A$300

More information

Contact Student Central for more information on prizes, or contact the Development Office for donor enquiries.

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