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Aboriginal Pathway Program Prize

The Aboriginal Pathway Program Prize will be awarded to students attending either an Adelaide metropolitan campus or Mt Gambier campus who are undertaking the first year of study with UniSA College.

The prize will be awarded to the student who has completed their first year of study and achieved the highest cumulative Grade Point Average at the end of the academic year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Commencing students enrolled in the Aboriginal Pathway Program.
  • Minimum GPA of 5.5 after completing 18 units of study.
  • Studying at the Adelaide metro campus and/or Mt Gambier campus.
  • Preference is given to full time student‚ however part time students will be considered.

Value: $500

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Chancellor's UniSA 30th Birthday Student Awards

As part of the University’s 30th birthday celebrations, the Chancellor’s UniSA 30th Birthday Student Awards has been established to recognize outstanding students in the following categories:

  • Social Justice
  • Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Resilience
  • Entrepreneurship

The Prize:

The most outstanding candidate in each category will receive $1,000 payment, a certificate and congratulatory letter from the Chancellor, with the additional offer of a coaching session with the Coordinator: Student Leadership in the Student Engagement Unit.

Eligibility Criteria:

The Awards will be open to all full-time or part-time students at the time of submission, enrolled at any level and any mode of study (online, external or on-campus).

To be eligible students will need to complete an application form and write a statement addressing the criteria for one of the selected categories below.

  • Social Justice
        - There are many forms of social justice. Tell us how you have exemplified putting social justice into action.
  • Inclusion
        - There are many forms of inclusion. Tell us how you have exemplified being inclusive.
  • Leadership
        - Leadership can take many forms. Tell us how you have demonstrated outstanding leadership.
  • Resilience
        - Being resilient can take many forms. Tell us how you have embodied the quality of resilience.
  • Entrepreneurship
        - Entrepreneurship can take many forms. Tell us how you have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurship.

We are expecting there to be great diversity in the examples of student activity that demonstrates impact in the above categories. In the event that we need to focus our parameters, preference will be given to a student whose action was of benefit to the UniSA community and/or whose actions were established to have had the most profound impact.

How to apply

Step 1: An application form needs to be completed through myScholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal and selecting my Current Studies (or my Finances for UniSA Online Students)).

Step 2: In addition to applying via myScholarships, applicants are required to send a written statement (<500 words in PDF or WORD format), addressing the criteria for their selected category as outlined above, to Scholarships.Prizes@unisa.edu.au with “Application for Chancellor’s UniSA 30th Birthday Student Awards” in the subject heading.

Applications open from 5 July 2021 to 25 October 2021.

For more information, contact:

Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au

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David Pank Northern Areas High Achiever Encouragement Prize

This is an encouragement prize given to a David Pank Northern Areas High Achiever Scholarship applicant who strives to achieve their goals and has the determination to succeed.
Value: $1,000

David Pank Undergraduate Encouragement Prize

The David Pank Undergraduate Encouragement Prize will be awarded to a David Pank Undergraduate Scholarship applicant who is unsuccessful for the scholarship, but who strives to achieve their goals and has the determination to succeed.
Value: $1,000

David Pank UniSA College Diploma Prize

The David Pank UniSA College Diploma Prize will be awarded to a David Pank UniSA College Diploma Scholarship applicant who is unsuccessful for the scholarship‚ but strives to achieve their goals and has the determination to succeed.
Value: $1,000. Recipients' will receive two instalments of $500 after the Study Period 2 and 5 census dates.

David Pank UniSA College Encouragement Prize

The David Pank UniSA College Encouragement Prize will be awarded to a David Pank UniSA College Scholarship applicant who is unsuccessful for the scholarship, but strives to achieve their goals and has the determination to succeed.
Value: $1,000

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Numa Tirkanthi High Achiever Prize

The Numa Tirkanthi High Achiever Prize (numa tirkanthi meaning ‘skilful learning’ in Kaurna language) will be awarded to the highest achieving Aboriginal student enrolled in an undergraduate program in each of the University’s seven Academic Units.

One prize will be awarded to the student achieving the highest grade point average (GPA) in each of the Academic Units:

  • UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance
  • UniSA Business
  • UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences
  • UniSA Creative
  • UniSA Education Futures
  • UniSA Justice and Society
  • UniSA STEM

Seven prizes in total will be awarded following the results released for the First Semester.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria:

  • Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
  • Enrolled in a UniSA undergraduate degree with a minimum of 9 units
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 5 or above

Where a tie occurs‚ the student with a full-time load will be awarded the prize. If the load does not resolve a tie and funding limitations preclude additional allocation, the prize may be split (e.g. $1,500 awarded to each student where a tie exists between two students).

Assessment will commence during the prize selection period in July following the result release date.

No prize will be awarded if there are no candidates of sufficient merit.

Value: $3,000 per student

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The Tappa Tangka Manninendi Prize

The Tappa Tangka Manninendi Prize is awarded annually to the Aboriginal student with the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the completion of an undergraduate degree with the University of South Australia.

Eligibility and selection criteria:
- Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander descent
- Final year completing an Undergraduate program
- Minimum of 72 units completed in the UniSA program

Where a tie occurs, the prize may be split (e.g. $1500 awarded to each student where a tie exists between two students).

Value: $3,000. Payment will be made after results release date for Study Period 5

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UniSA Online Prize for Excellence

The UniSA Online Prize for Excellence will be awarded to UniSA Online students with the highest cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) in each program. To be awarded the prize, a minimum of four UniSA Online courses must have been completed in the relevant academic year.

18 prize recipients will be selected for the 2019 academic year. Prizes will be awarded in the following year.

A prize will be awarded for each of the following UniSA Online programs:

  • Accounting
  • Communication
  • Community Health
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Management (Honours)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Digital Media
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • IT and Data Analytics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Communication
  • Nutrition and Exercise
  • Psychological Science and Sociology
  • Public Health
  • Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning
  • Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning

It is expected further UniSA Online programs will be offered after 2019 and the number of prizes awarded will increase in line with program expansion.

Value: $500

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