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 only confirmed for the 2019 academic year.

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 2019 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 Nora Baird Memorial Fund Audition Bursary

Awarded to students commencing in 2020, auditioning at the Queensland Conservatorium for entry into any Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University program in an area of instrumental need. (Determination of instrumental need is at the discretion of the Director of the Conservatorium). Students are automatically eligible as part of their audition application and assessment is made during the entry audition process. The students ranked the highest at the audition process in an areas of instrumental need (as determined by the Director of the Conservatorium), will be offered the bursary.

Helene Jones Foundation Testamentary Trust

up to $10,000 paid in instalments

The Queensland Conservatorium Audition Incentive Bursary

Awarded to students commencing in 2020, auditioning at the Queensland Conservatorium for entry into any Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University program in an area of instrumental need. (Determination of instrumental need is at the discretion of the Director of the Conservatorium). Students are automatically eligible as part of their audition application and assessment is made during the entry audition process. The students ranked the highest at the audition process in an area of instrumental need (as determined by the Director of the Conservatorium), will be offered the bursary.

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

up to $10,000 paid in instalments

The Queensland Conservatorium Audition Bursary

Awarded to students commencing in 2020, auditioning at the Queensland Conservatorium for entry into any Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University program in an area of instrumental need. (Determination of instrumental need is at the discretion of the Director of the Conservatorium). Students are automatically eligible as part of their audition application and assessment is made during the entry audition process. The students ranked the highest at the audition process in an area of instrumental need (as determined by the Director of the Conservatorium), will be offered the bursary.

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

up to $5,000 paid in instalments

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

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

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

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

$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

Two annual prizes to be funded by annual interest earned on principal amount

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

Mr Silver Harris

$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.

Ms Desirae Fenaddon

$1,500

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

$5,000

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

$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

$1,000

The Russell Trood Prize in International Relations

Awarded to a first year Griffith University student with the highest results(results must be over 80%), in the course International Relations(1001GIR).

The Estate of Russell Brunell Trood

$500

Combined Health Award for Academic Excellence in Exercise Prescription and Practice

Awarded to the Griffith University student enrolled within 3005AHS Exercise Prescription and Practice that has studied as part of any School of Allied Health Sciences degree: 1171 Bachelor of Exercise Science, 1172 Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), 1344 Bachelor of Exercise Science (Pre-Physio), 1420 Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Business, 1421 Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Psychological Science​

School of Allied Health Sciences

$150

Nair Prize for Oral Medicine

Awarded to the Griffith University graduate from the Bachelor of Oral Health in Dental Science who achieves the highest grade (Percentage) in Oral Medicine in year 3 of the program

Associate Professor Raj Nair

$200

Alan Mackay-Sim Award for Excellence in Biomedical Science

Awarded to the Griffith University student in their final year with the highest cumulative GPA in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (1031) or the Bachelor of Medical Science (1306)

School of Environment and Science

$500

Alex Forrest Award for Excellence in Forensic Science

Awarded to the Griffith University student in their final year with the highest cumulative GPA in the Bachelor of Forensic Science (1264), or the highest cumulative GPA for science courses in the Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (1433 and 1368)

School of Environment and Science

$500

Christy Fellows Memorial Award for Excellence in Environmental Science

Awarded to the Griffith University student with the highest cumulative GPA at the end of their final year in Bachelor of Environmental Science (1543 and 1547), or with the highest cumulative GPA for the science courses in the Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Law (1564 and 1565), Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Data Science (1600), or Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Business (1582)

School of Environment and Science

$500 + medal + nameplate

Frank Clarke Award for Excellence in Biomolecular Science

Awarded to the Griffith University student in their final year with the highest cumulative GPA in the Bachelor of Biomolecular Science (1350)

School of Environment and Science

$500

Geoff Dromey Award

Awarded to the Griffith University Student who has graduated with the highest GPA in the Bachelor of Engineering (software Engineering) with Honours program

School of Information and Communication Technology

$250 + Medal

Gillian Bushell Award for Excellence in Science

Awarded to the Griffith University student in their final year on the Nathan campus with the highest cumulative GPA in the Bachelor of Science (1210), or with the highest cumulative GPA for the science component of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business (1572), Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts (1592), Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Data Science (1601) or the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Commerce (1603)

School of Environment and Science

$500

Head of School Award for Excellence in Science

Awarded to the Griffith University student in their final year on the Gold Coast campus with the highest cumulative GPA in the Bachelor of Science (1018), or with the highest cumulative GPA for the science component of the Bachelor of Science)/Bachelor of Business (1571), Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts (1592), Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Data Science (1601) or the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Commerce (1603)

School of Environment and Science

$500

Head of School Award for Excellence in Marine Science

Awarded to the Griffith University student in their final year with the highest cumulative GPA in the Bachelor of Marine Science (1328).

School of Environment and Science

$500

Jane Hughes Award for Excellence in Science Honours

Awarded to the Griffith University student with the highest cumulative GPA at the completion of their Honours degree in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (2110, 2111, 2112), Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) (2087), Bachelor of Biomolecular Science (Honours) (2108), Bachelor of Forensic Science (Honours) (2107).

School of Environment and Science

$500

Joe Segal Prize for Excellence in Science

Awarded to the Griffith University graduate with the highest GPA from the Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) (1330) or the Bachelor of Biomolecular Science (Honours) (1540)

School of Environment and Science

$500

John Elkington Memorial Prize

Awarded to the Griffith University student at the completion of their second year of study who achieves the highest aggregate result for the following courses: 1001NSC Human Biology; 2002NSC Human Physiology and 2007NSC Human Anatomy

School of Environment and Science

$500

Lex Brown Award for Excellence in Urban and Environmental Planning

Awarded to the Griffith University student with the highest cumulative GPA in the final year of the Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning (1279 and 1086), or with the highest cumulative GPA for the science courses in the Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning/Bachelor of Science (1512 and 1516)

School of Environment and Science

$500

Patrick Troy Equity and Sustainability in Australian Cities Honours Prize (Gold Coast)

Awarded to the Griffith University student/s with the best Honours Project each calendar year assessed by the Honours Convenor and Director of the Cities Research Institute at Gold Coast Campus

Cities Research Institute

$500

Patrick Troy Equity and Sustainability in Australian Cities Honours Prize (Nathan)

Awarded to the Griffith University student/s with the best Honours Project each calendar year assessed by the Honours Convenor and Director of the Cities Research Institute at Nathan Campus

Cities Research Institute

$500

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

School of Information and Communication Technology - Applied Information Technology Award

Awarded to the Griffith University student who has graduated with the highest GPA in the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology academic program 1497 or Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT@work or Accelerated) 1250

School of Information and Communication Technology

$1000 + Medal

School of Information and Communication Technology - Computer Science Award

Awarded to the Girffith University student who has graduated with the highest GPA in the Bachelor of Computer Science 1534

School of Information and Communication Technology

$1000 + Medal

School of Information and Communication Technology - Information Technology Award - Gold Coast

Awarded to the Griffith University student who has graduated with the highest GPA in the Bachelor of Information Technology (1109 and 1539)

School of Information and Communication Technology

$1000 + Medal

School of Information and Communication Technology - Information Technology Award - Nathan

Awarded to the Griffith University student who has graduated with the highest GPA in the Bachelor of Information Technology (1042 and 1538)

School of Information and Communication Technology

$1000 + Medal

School of Information and Communication Technology Combined Programs Prize - Gold Coast

Awarded to the Griffith University student who has graduated with the highest GPA in the Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Multimedia 1462 ,Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business 1569

School of Information and Communication Technology

$1000 + Medal

School of Information and Communication Technology Combined Programs Prize - Nathan Campus

Awarded to the Griffith University student who has graduated with the highest GPA in one of the following combined programs: Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Information Technology 1045, Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Multimedia 1461, Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Business 1570 and Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Multimedia 1236

School of Information and Communication Technology

$1000 + Medal

School of Information and Communication Technology Multimedia Award - Gold Coast

Awarded to the Griffith University student who has graduated with the highest GPA in the Bachelor of Multimedia academic program 1110

School of Information and Communication Technology

$1000 + Medal

School of Information and Communication Technology Multimedia Award - Nathan

Awarded to the Griffith University student who has graduated with the highest GPA in the Bachelor of Multimedia Academic Program 1046

School of Information and Communication Technology

$1000 + Medal

School of Information and Communication Technology Postgraduate Programs Prize - Gold Coast

Awarded to the Griffith University student who has graduated with the highest GPA in ICT Masters programs (including combined degrees)

School of Information and Communication Technology

$1000 + Medal

School of Information and Communication Technology Postgraduate Programs Prize - Nathan

Awarded to the Griffith University student who has graduated with the highest GPA in ICT Masters programs (including combined degrees)

School of Information and Communication Technology

$1000 + Medal