Recognising and rewarding student excellence

Each year Griffith University holds a prizes and awards ceremony to recognise, reward and celebrate outstanding student achievement.

Ranging from money and medals to the provision of plaques, books, vouchers and travel many awards are supplied through the generous donation and sponsorship of key partner organisations who share our vision to recognise and reward outstanding students.

All prizes listed are confirmed for the 2020 academic year only.

In the event of a tie the prize value may be split evenly between recipients. Cumulative GPA or further information, such as a requested statement, may be used to determine the recipient, conditions are dependent on the individual prize and donor.

Academic Prizes and Awards for the 2020 Academic Year

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Griffith Academic Prize for Improvement

Awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate Griffith University students whose academic results (measured by GPA) have improved markedly over a period of a year.

Griffith University

$3,000

The Emily Reinhardt Piano Scholarship

The purpose of The Emily Reinhardt Piano Scholarship is to assist entry level undergraduate students studying keyboard (classical) at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU). The scholarship is to be awarded annually to a recipient as they enter their study at a first year level and will continue for the duration of their undergraduate study (3 – 4 years). Students are automatically eligible as part of their audition application and assessment is made during the entry audition process. For Peter and Emily Reinhardt to make a donation to Griffith University of the bulk of their estate gave them fulfilment and the journey of their money from the despair of war to a worthwhile cause gave them great happiness.

The estate of Peter and Emily Reinhardt

Up to $30,000 for Bachelor of Music (3 year degree), up to $40,000 for Bachelor of Music Performance (4 year degree)

The QCGU Barbara Hebden Music Bursary

Awarded to Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student who shows outstanding musical ability and has contributed to the Conservatorium Community. The student must be an emerging instrumental or vocal artist studying at QCGU. Each Department Head will nominate their best student based on outstanding music ability and contribution to the Conservatorium community, and a panel made up of the Conservatorium Executive will make the final decision.

The Late Barbara Hebden OAM

up to $5,000

A.G. Francis Prize for Composition

Awarded to a Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student completing Composition Study for specified composition type. (Composition type is at the decision of the Head of Composition in February each year.)

Public Trust Office

$90

Alan Lane Award for Composition

Awarded to a fourth year Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student completing a completing a Bachelor of Music with a major in composition, judged to have submitted the best portfolio of compositions demonstrating secure craft.

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

$200

Beta Sigma Phi Award for Academic Excellence

Awarded to a full-time second year Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student in the Bachelor of Music, majoring in brass with the highest program GPA.

Ms Nita Buckingham

$600

Blanche and Hugh Campbell Singing Award

Awarded at end-of-year examinations as an Encouragement Award to a first year Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student completing a Bachelor of Music degree majoring in Voice.

The Late Blanche & Hugh Campbell

$200

Donald Penman Prize for Voices in Combination

Awarded to an ensemble of two or more full-time Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University students enrolled a Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in Voice, judged to have given the best performance as part of the Trimester 1 assessment process.

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

A total of $300 shared

Dulcie E.E Kappe Award

Awarded to a Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student, as the most outstanding string instrumentalist

The Late Dulcie Kappe

$350

Elizabeth Muir Memorial Award (Singing) Undergraduate

Awarded to a first year Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student completing a Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in Voice, with the highest result in the end of year performance examinations

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

$500/year for three years

Fred Ellaway Prize

Awarded to a final year Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student completing a Bachelor of Music in Performance majoring in piano, for the highest result in their performance examinations.

Stan Ellaway

$250

Linda Edith Allen Award Undergraduate (Singing)

Awarded to a final year Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University female student completing a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music in Performance degree, majoring in voice, with the highest result in their performance examinations.

Estate of Linda Edith Allen

$1,000

Margaret Anne Kerrison Pianoforte Prize

Awarded to a second year Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student/s studying full time completing Performance Study (piano)(classical) with the highest result in their performance examinations.

Family of Margaret Anne Kerrison

$250

Maurice Mears Memorial Award (Strings)

Awarded to a Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Classical String Performance Study student for dedication to studies.

The Late Maurice Mears

$100

MK Lassell Prize

The Prize is open to Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University classical piano students enrolled in the third year of a Bachelor of Music programme at the Conservatorium. The award is made to the student/s who gains the highest marks in their performance examinations at the end of the year

Estate of MK Lassell

$100

Pat Volek Orchestral Training Scholarship

Awarded to a student who is currently enrolled in the final year of a Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Bachelor of Music degree with a Performance Study of an acceptable main stream classical orchestral instrument

Family & Friends of Pat Volek

$150

QHorns Excellence Award

Awarded to the the Queensland Conservatorium student enrolled to study the french horn who has demonstrated musical excellence, evidenced by performance, and a demonstrated commitment to the QCGU community and contribution to the student cohort. Student can only be awarded once.

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Up to $1,500

Queenslanders Foundation Prize

Awarded to first year Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student enrolled in a Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in piano, with the highest marks in their performance examinations at the end of the year

Public Trust Office

$250

Robert S. Alva Memorial Award

Awarded to the student with the best overall results in the third year of Bachelor of Music majoring in composition or a classical instrument.

The Late Robert S Alva

$100

Rotary Club of Brisbane Mid-City Inc Endowment Award

Awarded to one or two students having studied at the Conservatorium in the year of the prize as deserving of such a prize by reason of outstanding achievement in the field of music and financial need at the discretion of the Director's Advisory Committee.

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

$500

Sid 'SJ' Bromley Jazz Award

Awarded to a full-time Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student completing elective studies in a Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in Jazz, with a GPA in the top 5 of all eligible students, who possess demonstrated skills as an improviser and a performer in the jazz style, have contributed to Conservatorium life and the community as a whole, and have demonstrated leadership skills.

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

up to $100

Silver Harris and Jeff Peck Composition Prize

Awarded to a potential graduand from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Bachelor of Music, Master of Music or Master of Music Studies student majoring in Composition, for exceptional skill and promise in composition. The candidate must apply for consideration by submitting to the Head of Composition a folio of compositions accompanied by a letter applying for the prize and a statutory declaration that the folio is the original work of the applicant. The folio must be submitted by the last Friday of Trimester Two

Silver Harris and Jeff Peck

up to $3,000

Sir Mostyn Hanger Opera Prize

Awarded to a Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student completing a Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in Classical Voice, for the best performance in a major or minor role in a Conservatorium Opera Production.

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

$75

The Doreen Ord & Lyceum Club Prize (Classical Voice) Postgraduate

Awarded to the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student, selected by the Head of Voice at the Queensland Conservatorium, in consultation with relevant staff and teachers, to the best meritorious student (male or female), at a Postgraduate level in Classical Voice.

The family of Mrs Doreen Ord and the Lyceum Club Brisbane Inc.

up to $1,500

Victoria Chalmers Education Award

Awarded to a Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University first year student from a country area (mining/farming community) living away from home and showing promise and with a good GPA in the first trimester.   The selected nominees are to come from the flute, then piano, then voice areas primarily with other students being considered if no qualifying students are found in these three areas.

Mr and Mrs Greg & Jacinta Chalmers

up to $3,000

Wagner Society in Queensland Inc Encouragement Award

Awarded to a current Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University student who through performance in a major or minor role in a Conservatorium Opera Production, best demonstrates vocal potential for a future career in large scale, romantic operas in the style of Richard Wagner or Richard Strauss.

Wagner Society in Queensland Inc

up to $1,000

AGL Energy Ltd Prize

Awarded to a Griffith University student with the highest aggregate result in the course 2313AFE Environmental and Energy Economics.

AGL Energy Ltd

$500

ANKGOLF Prize - Second year student

Awarded to a second year Griffith University student completing the Bachelor of Business- Sports Management full-time with the highest GPA who has completed the Diploma of Golf Management from the PGA International Golf Institute (Recipient cannot be a recipient of the Adam Scott Foundation Sports Business Scholarship).

ANKGOLF

$500

Professor Bill Faulkner Memorial Award

Awarded to a Griffith University student who fits the following criteria - Graduating, Demonstrated excellent performance over the duration of the degree (GPA), Must have completed a minimum of 240 CP (3 Year Degree) or 320 CP (Double Degree) of GU subjects, Evidence of important contributions to the University and the community Bachelor of Business and 1307/1308 Business Group Double Degree with the following majors: -event management - hotel management -sport management -tourism management -international tourism and hotel management - real estate and property development.

Department of Tourism, Leisure, Hotel Sport Management

1 x plaque

The Russell Trood Prize in International Relations

Awarded to a first year Griffith University student with the highest results in the course International Relations(1001GIR). The recipient must have achieved a course grade of over 80%.

The Estate of Russell Brunell Trood

$2,000

Robert Thwaites Memorial Prize

Awarded to the Griffith University final year student studying on the Gold Coast Campus, who achieves the highest cumulative grade point average in the first three years of study in the Bachelor of Engineering. This award was established by the Faculty of Engineering in memory of Robert Thwaites who was killed in the Bali Bombing of 12th October 2002. Robert was an outstanding student who in his final year was the recipient of: Engineering Medal, Business Medal and University Medal. This award emulates Roberts achievements

Kojo

$400