Prizes, Awards and Scholarships

for School of Commerce students

The School of Commerce has many corporate sponsors who make generous yearly donations to sponsors prizes, awards, scholarships and grants awarded to students of the Commerce. This initiative allows for engagement between current students and industry as well as a motivator for high achievement.

Prizes and Awards

Students currently enrolled in School of Commerce programs or students who have recently completed their School of Commerce program are eligible for prizes and awards. The prizes and awards are awarded for outstanding achievement in the previous academic year. Many prizes and awards are offered to local and international students, though some are restricted to Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia. The School's current prizes and awards are outlined below along with their  sponsors.

 

CBRE
Awarded to the student/s enrolled in a School of Commerce Program who obtains the highest mark for the course BANK3007 Property Investment.
Value: $500

CPA Australia - Jack Harrison Memorial Award
The CPA Australia - Jack Harrison Memorial Award is awarded to student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program and studying in Australia, who obtains the highest marks for the courses ACCT 1008 Accounting for Business and ACCT 1006 Financial Accounting 1.
Value: $500

CPA Australia Postgraduate Prize
The CPA Australia Postgraduate Prize is awarded the student who obtains the highest grade point average upon completion of DMPA Master of Professional Accounting program.
Value: $500

CPA Australia Prize for Global Issues for Accounting and Issues in Accounting Theory
The CPA Australia Prize is awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program, with the most outstanding academic performance in BUSS 3017 Global Issues in Accounting and ACCT 3003 Contemporary Issues in Accounting and is also enrolled in a School of Commerce program.
Value: $500

CPA Australia Prize for Advanced Accounting M
CPA Australia Prize for Advanced Accounting M is awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce postgraduate Program, with the most outstanding academic performance in ACCT 5013 Advanced Accounting M.
Value: $500

CPA Australia Young Professionals Award
The CPA Australia Young Professionals Awarded is awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce program, who obtains the highest mark for the course ACCT 3007 Financial Accounting 3.
Value: $500

Colliers International Second Year Property Prize
The Colliers International Second Year Property Prize is awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program and studying in Australia, with the most outstanding academic performance in ECON3003 Property Research.
Value: $500

Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) Award
Awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program, who obtains the highest marks for the courses BANK 3004 Portfolio and Fund Management and BANK 3009 Corporate Valuation and Risk Management.
Value: $500

Gary Lindblom Memorial Prize
Awarded by the Australian Property Institute (SA Division) to the student with the highest grade point average over three years of the Bachelor of Business (Property) program. For students who reside in Australia.
Value: Gold medal plus $500

Jones Lang LaSalle Award
Awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program, who obtains the most outstanding academic performance in BUSS2061Property Valuation.
Value: $500

Pitcher Partners Prize
Awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program, who obtains the highest marks for the courses ACCT 1006 Financial Accounting 1, ACCT 2005 Financial Accounting 2 and ACCT 3007 Financial Accounting 3.
Value: $500

Property Council of Australia Prize
Awarded to the highest mark for the course BUSS 3032 Property Development. To be eligible the student must be enrolled in a School of Commerce program and be studying in Australia (onshore).
Value: $500

RP Data Prize
Awarded to the student enrolled in a School of Commerce Program who obtains the highest mark for the course BUSS1055 Discovering Opportunities in Property. To be eligible for this prize, students must be studying in Australia (onshore).
Value: $3,518 monetary equivalent

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Prize
Awarded to the student enrolled in a School of Commerce Program who obtains the highest mark for the course BUSS3059 Property, People and Place
Value: Fees to the value of $500, for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Assessment of Professional Competence and Graduate Membership.

Savills Prize
Awarded to the student enrolled in a School of Commerce Program who obtains the highest mark for the course AGEN2002 Land Use, Planning and Sustainability.
Value: $500

South Australian Auditor-General's Department Prize for Auditing Principles
Awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program, who obtains the highest mark for the course ACCT 5014 Auditing Principles M.
Value: $500

South Australian Auditor-General's Department Prize for Auditing Theory and Practice
Awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program, who obtains the highest mark for the course ACCT 3005 Auditing Theory and Practice.
Value: $500

The Economic Society of Australia (SA) Prize
Awarded to the student enrolled in a School of Commerce program who obtains the highest average mark for all attempts at the two courses ECON 3007 Economics of Public Policy and ECON 3008 International Economics.
To be eligible for this award‚ students must be studying in Australia (onshore).
Value: $500 plus 24 months membership subscription of the Economic Society of Australia (SA)

Thomson Reuters Eikon High Achiever Award for UniSA Master of Finance Program
Awarded to the two most outstanding students in the Master of Finance program, studying in Australia (onshore) and attaining the highest two GPAs in the graduating class.
If there are more than 2 graduates with the same GPA, then the 2 graduates with the greatest number of high distinctions (or Distinctions thereafter) will be awarded the prize.
Value: Certificate, voucher/subscription: Eikon's premium license for 60 days (Total value: $4,380)

UniSuper Best Student Award in Applied Financial Planning
Awarded to the most outstanding student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program and Studying in Australia (onshore), who obtains the highest marks for the course Applied Financial Planning (BANK3005).
Value: $500

Valuer General's Prize
Awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program, who obtains the highest mark for the course MGMT 3002 Statutory Valuations.
Value: $500


 

Scholarships and Grants

There are also a number of scholarships and grants available to current student students and students looking to complete Honours study with the School of Commerce. All of these scholarships and grants must be applied for via the myUniSA student portal and in most cases will require applicants to submit their academic transcript and answer a number of questions and to attend a selection panel interview. Details of the scholarships and grants offered to School of Commerce students can be found below. 

Advanced Business Program Grants

The School of Commerce offers three grants to give all new and eligible Accounting, Finance and Economic students a head start towards their dream career.
Students have the opportunity to receive one of three grants:

  • Advanced Accounting in Business Program (AABP) Grant
  • Advanced Finance in Business Program (AFBP) Grant
  • Advanced Economics in Business Program (AEBP) Grant

Eligible students will automatically receive the grant and be provided with the necessary information before commencing university studies. No application is required

Value: $1,000 to be used for an approved professional development elective and a course substitution

Ian D. McLachlan Memorial Grant

The University of South Australia has established the Ian D. McLachlan Memorial Grant in recognition of Ian McLachlan's commitment as a long-standing Council member of UniSA, who died on 30 April 2011. Ian was a member of the University's Finance Committee from July 1998 until April 2011 and joined the University Council as a co-opted member in 2000 and continued to serve as a Member of Council until April 2011. Ian also made significant contributions to the University through his role as Presiding Officer to the University's Audit and Risk Management Committee from 2005 until April 2011; and as Director of the ITEK Pty Ltd Board (UniSA's commercial arm) since 2006.

One grant, valued at $5,000, will be awarded each year to a final year, full-time student from one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor Commerce (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Applied Finance
  • Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce

Students who completed Year 11 or 12 at Unley High School, or are from a rural or isolated area will be encouraged to apply but it is not an essential criteria.

Applicants must submit a personal written statement (500 words) detailing career and personal goals and how the scholarship will assist their studies.

Applicants who completed Year 11 or 12 at Unley High School, or are from a rural or isolated area should include this information in their personal written statement.

The grant will be awarded on the basis of interview, financial disadvantage, academic merit and submission of a written statement. Continuance of the grant is subject to satisfactory academic performance and the recipient should maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or above.

Value: $5,000. Payment will be made in two instalments of $2,500 each, after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates provided the recipient continues to meet the grant criteria and maintains satisfactory academic performance.

Please note the Ian D. McLachlan Memorial Grant will be offered for the first time in 2014.

Mainfreight Grant

The Mainfreight Grant is available to students who are enrolled full-time in the final year of a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business program at UniSA. The recipient will receive up to $8,000. This amount will be paid in two instalments of $4,000 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates in the recipient's final year of undergraduate study, provided the recipient maintains full-time enrolment and satisfactory academic merit.

The eligible programs are:
DBCA - Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
DBCD - Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Business (Finance)
DBCF - Bachelor of Business (Finance)
DBIB - Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade)
DBBN - Bachelor of Business
DBCB - Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Applied Finance
DBCC - Bachelor of Commerce
DBBF - Bachelor of Applied Finance
DBBL – Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

Applicants are required to provide a personal written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:
- reasons for studying their current program
- academic achievements
- community involvement
- future career goals

The recipient will be selected on the basis of academic merit‚ leadership potential‚ interpersonal skills and team work orientation as demonstrated in the personal written statement.
Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend a selection panel interview.
Recipients are required to submit a report to the donor outlining their progress and how the grant has assisted them. The report should be submitted to Advancement Services no later than 1 October of the year in which they receive the grant.

Value: $8000 

SA Wealth Management Grant

The SA Wealth Management Grant is open to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Finance (DBBF), Bachelor of Business (Finance) (DBCF), Bachelor of Commerce's Bachelor of Applied Finance (DBCB) and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Business (Finance) (DBCD). Students who have completed and/or are currently enrolled in BANK 3005 Applied Financial Planning will be given preference.

A candidate must: 
- be in their final year of study 
- have achieved at least a credit average or 5.0 GPA 
- be studying in Australia (onshore) 

How to apply: Apply online through myScholarships on the myUniSA portal. Applications close in January of each year. 
An application letter outlining the following criteria - why the student is interested in financial planning and/or advisory and what their career aspirations are, should be submitted to the Marketing Officer in the School of Commerce via email at commerce@unisa.edu.au or in hard copy by January each year. 

Value: $1,000 (this will be paid after the census date of study Period 2 each year) and the possibility of work experience at SA Wealth Management.


For more information contact:

Awards Officer
School of Commerce
Email: commerce@unisa.edu.au