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.

Australian Taxation Office Award
The Australian Taxation Office Award is awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program, with the most outstanding academic performance in ACCT 3002 Taxation Law 1 . 
Value: $1,000

BankSA Prize for Finance Investment
The BankSA for Prize Finance and Investment is awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program, who obtains the highest mark for the course BANK 2005 Finance and Investment.
Value: $500

BankSA Prize for Business Finance
The BankSA Prize for Business Finance is awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program, who obtains the highest mark for the course BANK 2007 Business Finance
Value: $500

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

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

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

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Prize
Awarded annually to the student with the best academic performance in the course Global Issues for Accounting. To be eligible for this prize, students must be studying in Australia (onshore).
Value: $500

The Economic Society of Australia (SA) Prize
Awarded to the student enrolled in a School of Commerce program who obtains the highest mark (average) for the two level courses ECON3006 and ECON3007 within the Applied Economics and Public Policy major sequence.
Value: $500

Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) Award
The Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) Award is 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
The Jones Lang LaSalle Award is awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program, who obtains the most outstanding academic performance in BUSS2061Property Valuation.
Value: $500

Lewis Barrett Prize
Awarded to the graduate with the best academic performance in the Bachelor of Commerce professional stream courses of Auditing Theory and Practice and Taxation Law 1. To be eligible for this prize, students must be studying in Australia (onshore).
Value: $500

LexisNexis Prize for Corporations and Partnership Law
Awarded to the most outstanding student in the course COML2005 Companies and Partnership Law. To be eligible for this prize, students must be studying in Australia (onshore).
Value: Six month LexisNexis online Research Package subscription valued at $5,000

LexisNexis Prize for Property Law
The LexisNexis Prize is awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program, who obtains the highest mark for the course COML 2003 Fundamentals of Property Law.
Value: Six month LexisNexis online Research Package subscription valued at $5,000

McGraw-Hill Australia Prize
The McGraw-Hill Australia Prize is awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program, who obtains the highest mark for the course ECON1008 Principles of Economics.
Value: $500 book voucher

Pitcher Partners Prize
The Pitcher Partners Prize is awarded to the student, enrolled in either DBCC Bachelor of Commerce, DBBF Bachelor of Applied Finance or DBCD Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Applied Finance, 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
The Property Council of Australia Prize is awarded to the best student in 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

PwC Prize
The PwC Prize is awarded to the student, enrolled in a School of Commerce Program, who obtains the highest mark for the course ACCT 2005 Financial Accounting 2.
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 Theory and Practice
The South Australian Auditor-General's Department Prize is 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

South Australian Auditor-General's Department Prize for Auditing Principles 
The South Australian Auditor-General's Department Prize is 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


 

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. 

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 installments 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.

School of Commerce (Honours) Scholarship
Awarded to the student who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Business (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Program with a research focus in any discipline offered by the School of Commerce. Up to 4 scholarships are available each year. 
Value: $10,000 per full time student
How to apply: Apply online through myScholarships on the myUniSA portal. Applications close  December each year. All documentation to be submitted to the Marketing Officer in the School of Commerce via email at commerce@unisa.edu.au

Leedwell Grant
This grant is available to students studying in the Bachelor of Business (Property) Program (DBPY). 
A candidate must: 
- Have completed at least 36 out of 108 Program units (8 x 4.5)
- Have achieved at least a credit average by the end of their first year according to the relevant Program schedule
- 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 chose to study Property and what the students careers 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 Leedwell.  

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 on any of the prizes or scholarships and grants contact:
School of Commerce
Phone: 8302 9047
Email: cmr.enquiries@unisa.edu.au