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Prizes and Scholarships

General Scholarship Opportunities 

Macquarie University offers a range of scholarships for school leavers and undergraduate students. Most have a strong emphasis on social inclusion and equity and are awarded on the basis of financial need and/or other hardship. Others recognise factors such as academic excellence or sporting achievement. These Undergraduate Scholarships provide opportunities each year to many students to undertake studies at Macquarie University. 

Faculty Specific Prizes and Scholarships

According to their enrolment, Faculty of Human Sciences students are also eligible for the following prizes and scholarships: 

Education

  • Graham Hermann Memorial Prize
    Open to all candidates proceeding to the degree of Master of Education and Work.  Awarded for proficiency in the Master Of Education and Work Program.
  • Diana Terry Award for Excellence in Special Education
    Open to all students proceeding to the degree of Bachelor.  Awarded for proficiency in the unit EDUC371 Reading Acquisition in the Primary Classroom.
  • Louella Freeman Prize
    Open to all students proceeding to the degree of Bachelor.  Awarded for proficiency in the unit EDUC260 Language, Literacy and Learning.

Early Childhood

  • Ruth Way Memorial Prize for 400-level Early Childhood Studies
    This prize is awarded to a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) student enrolled in ECH416.  Based on the final essay in the unit which best reflects independence of research, effort, achievement and improvement from previous grades in child development units. ($500)
  • Ruth Way Memorial Prize for Honours in Early Childhood
    Most outstanding Honours thesis undertaken in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Hons) ($500)
  • Jo Pender Memorial Prize for Cultural Perspective in Aboriginal Early Childhood Curriculum – Year 2 studies
    This award is restricted to students who have completed the second year of the Bachelor of Teaching (Children's Services) and who are currently resident in NSW.  The Prize is awarded for proficiency in the units ABEC121 (Young Children and the Arts in the ATSI Contexts) and ABEP130 (Introduction to teaching ATSI children). ($1,000)
  • Jo Pender Memorial Award for Management in Aboriginal Early Childhood Services – Year 4 studies
    The award is restricted to students who have completed the fourth year of the Bachelor of Teachin (Children's Services) and who are currently resident in NSW.  The Prize is awarded for proficiency in the units ABEC340 (Management in Early Childhood in ATSI Contexts) and ABEC241 (Managing People). ($1,000)
  • The IEC Foundation Scholarship for Community Contribution to Early Childhood
    This scholarship is restricted to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching (Children's Services) and who have completed all units to the end of fourth year Semester 1 and who have demonstrated an outstanding community contribution in the field of early childhood. ($3,000)
  • George Lewis Indigenous Scholarship for Fourth Year Studies in Early Childhood
    The purpose is to support an Indigenous graduate of the Bachelor of Teaching (Children's Services) program to undertake and extra year of study through the Graduate Diploma (Advanced Studies in Early Childhood). ($3,000)
  • The Wiggles Arts Scholarship
    This scholarship is designed to promote the Arts in early childhood indigenous teacher education and to provide funding for a student in years 3 and 4 of the Bachelor of Teaching (Children's Services) program and the Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood if undertaken. (Up to $9,000)
  • The Kathy Griffiths Early Childhood Encouragement Scholarship (sponsored by The Bluesand Foundation)
    This award is to encourage students who have entered the university from a disadvantaged background through the Jubilee Scheme (or equivalent) by assisting them with a contribution towards tuition for their second year. ($1,000)
  • The Bluesand Foundation Scholarship for Professional Leadership
    This scholarship is to encourage a student who is midway through their Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to School Age) degree and who has shown potential for professional leadership. ($3,000)
  • The Bluesand Foundation Scholarship for Teaching Excellence
    This scholarship is to support Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) students identified as outstanding teachers in their final year by contributing to tuition payment and purchase of textbooks. ($3,000)
  • The Bluesand Foundation Honours Scholarship
    The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a student with outstanding academic merit who, for financial reasons, would find it difficult to proceed with their further year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) Honours program. ($3,000)
  • The KU Children's Services Scholarship
    This purpose of this scholarship is to identify the best all round student entering third year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education). ($700)
  • The SDN Hilda Antill Early Childhood Leadership Scholarship
    The purpose of the scholarship is for the student who has successfully completed third year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) who has undertaken leadership roles and shown commitment to social justice, social change and interest in family contexts and the impact of the social environment on children's learning and development. ($3,000)

Linguistics

  • Arthur Delbridge Prize for Linguistics
  • Cochlear Prize
  • Galley Club Prizes - 2 prizes
  • Oticon People First Scholarship Prize
  • The Oticon Prize
  • Phonak Audiology Prize
  • Reader's Digest Prizes for Editing and Publishing
  • Society of Editors Prize

Psychology

  • Alisa Burns Prize for PSY105 Introduction to Psychology II
  • Annie McGlinchey Memorial Prize for PSY305 Personality
  • Associate Professor Judy Ungerer Prize for PSY235 Developmental Psychology
  • Australian Psychological Society Prize
  • Australian Federation of University Women NSW-Prize for Psychology
  • Centre for Emotional Health Student Publication Prize
  • College of Organisational Psychologists Prize
  • Daphne Hewson Prize for the Master of Social Health
  • David Cairns Prize for PSY331 Design and Statistics III
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY224 Psychology, Health and Well-being
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY234 Social and Personality Psychology
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY236 Biopsychology and Learning
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY238 Introduction to Psycholinguistics
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY245 Principles of Psychological Assessment
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY246 Cognitive Processes 1
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY248 Design and Statistics 11
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY303 Cognitive Processes II
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY306 Psychopathology
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY307 Organisational Psychology
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY314 Applied Child Psychology
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY315 Perception 11
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY321 Neuropsychology
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY325 Principles and Applications of Learning
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY340 Research Methods in Psychology
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY346 Appetite: The Psychology of Eating and Drinking
  • Department of Psychology Prize for PSY361 Philosophy of Psychoanalysis
  • Department of Psychology Prize for the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Jacqueline Goodnow Prize for PSY104 Introduction to Psychology I
  • John Franklin Prize for the Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Clinical Neuropsychology Prize
  • Master of Organisational Psychologists Prize
  • Master of Organisational Psychologists Prize
  • Rod Power Prize for PSY247 Perception 1
  • Sandra Cotton Prize for PSY334 Social Psychology II Relationships

Special Education

  • River Branch Special Education Prize for Excellence