Prizes

At the conclusion of each year, Avondale students who have excelled in their chosen area have the opportunity to be awarded with the following:

Faculty of Arts, Nursing & Theology


Discipline of Humanities & Creative Arts


Adventist Media Network Digital Media Prize
Prize for Excellence in Digital Media worth $1,000. More information coming shortly.

Adventist Media Network Journalism Prize
A prize for excellence in journalism worth $1,000. More information coming shortly.

Allen & Andrea Steele Huguenot History Prize
A prize of $1000 awarded to a student with a history minor or major, in recognition of outstanding scholarship in History. The prize is sponsored by Dr Allen & Mrs Andrea Steele, and from royalties of the book The French Pilot. More information coming shortly.

Avondale Conservatorium Alan & Yvonne Thrift Perpetual Shield for Musical Excellence
A shield and $1000 is awarded to a student in the third or higher year of a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business, or Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching degree, with a major in music. The shield is awarded on the basis of ensemble performance and involvement and leadership in the musical activities of Avondale, in addition to good academic grades in music units undertaken. More information coming shortly.

Avondale Conservatorium David Clark Harmony and Composition Prize
A prize of $500 is awarded to a student with the best individual grades in Harmony and/or Composition who has completed any musicology(MUHA or MUCO) unit and who is continuing their course in the following academic year. More information coming shortly.

Avondale Conservatorium George Greer Memorial Academic Excellence Prize
A prize of $500 is awarded to a student in the second or higher year of a BA or equivalent degree (including double degrees built on the BA) with a major, specialisation or double major in Music, with an average grade of at least 75% across all music units. More information coming shortly.

Avondale Conservatorium Noel Clapham Memorial Prize
A prize of $500 is awarded to a student about to commence the third or higher year of a BA or equivalent degree (including double degrees built on the BA) with a major, specialisation or double major in Music and is awarded primarily on the basis of solo and/or chamber ensemble performance as demonstrated in music units. More information coming shortly.

AWR Prize in Radio Production and Public Relations
A prize of $1000 sponsored by Adventist World Radio (AWR) in honour of Allen and Andrea Steele. The prize is given in recognition of academic achievement, vision and passion for the innovative use of communication in church mission, and contribution to public relations initiatives. More information coming shortly.

Willobee Floors Bachelor of Arts Prize
Awarded to a graduating Bachelor of Arts student in recognition of outstanding academic performance and good citizenship. Worth $1000 and sponsored by Willobee Floor Service. More information coming shortly.

WA Townend Christian Journalism Prize
Valued at $1000, this prize is awarded to an Avondale student with a publication record of writings with a christian focus. More information coming shortly.

Discipline of Nursing


Sydney Adventist Hospital Academic Excellence Prize
A certificate and prize of $500 and a gold medallion is awarded to the student graduating with the highest GPA through the Bachelor of Nursing course. More information coming shortly.

Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical Excellence Prize
A certificate and prize of $500 and a gold medallion is awarded to the student graduating with the highest clinical performance profile aggregate through the Bachelor of Nursing course. More information coming shortly.

Sydney Adventist Hospital Medical Nursing Excellence Prize
A certificate and prize of $250 awarded to the Bachelor of Nursing graduate with the highest academic and clinical performance for medical nursing in selected units. More information coming shortly.

Sydney Adventist Hospital Surgical Nursing Excellence Prize
A certificate and prize of $250 awarded to the Bachelor of Nursing graduate with the highest academic and clinical performance for surgical nursing in selected units. More information coming shortly.

Sydney Adventist Hospital Mental Health Nursing Excellence Prize
A certificate and prize of $250 awarded to the Bachelor of Nursing graduate with the highest academic and clinical performance for mental health nursing. More information coming shortly.

Prize for Consistent Effort and Accomplishment (Nursing)
A certificate and prize of $250 may be awarded to a student who demonstrates clinical competence, commitment to Avondale College of Higher Education values, and professional and personal achievement throughout the Bachelor of Nursing course OR who has completed the course within the constraints of an identifiable disadvantage. More information coming shortly.

Discipline of Ministry & Theology


Arthur Ferch Prize for Hebrew Studies
Sponsored by the Carole Ferch-Johnson family, awarded to a second year Theology student who scores highest in first semester Hebrew and second semester Old Testament studies where Hebrew is applied, worth $1,000.
More information coming shortly.

Arthur Ferch Prize for Greek Studies
Sponsored by the Carole Ferch-Johnson family, this prize will be awarded based solely on academic achievement in the second-year BA (Ministry & Theology) unit New Testament Greek or in the first-year Graduate Diploma in Theology unit New Testament Greek. Value $1,000.
More information coming shortly.

Bill Marr Institute of Public Evangelism Prize
A prize of $1,000 to a Theology student who shows promise in public outreach. Sponsored by the South Pacific Division. More information coming shortly.

Clifford Anderson Ministry Prize
A prize of $1,000 to a Theology student sponsored by the South Pacific Division. More information coming shortly.

Douglas Eliot Church Planting/Ministry Memorial Prize
A prize of $1,000, the Douglas Eliot prize was established in 2014 by Dr Elizabeth Ostring to honour her father Mr Douglas Eliot, a former Chief Financial Officer of Avondale College (1966 – 1975). The prize is given in recognition of outstanding performance in the area of church planting.
More information coming shortly.

Edna & Vern Heise Prize for Communication
A prize of $1000, sponsored by The Edna & Vern Heise Memorial Trust Fund, is given to a female theology student in the second half of her course who demonstrates excellence in written and/or verbal communication, interpersonal skills and service activities. The prize has been established in honour of the life and work of Edna (died 2006) and Vern (died 2014) Heise in memory of their outstanding support of women in ministry and Christian communication through preaching, writing and speaking. More information coming shortly.

Elwin Currow Prize for New Testament Apocalyptic Studies
A prize of $500 awarded to the top ranking student in New Testament Apocalyptic studies. This award is offered biennially and will not be offered in 2015. More information coming shortly.

Graham Miller Memorial Prize for Youth Ministry
A prize of $1,000 to a Theology student who shows particular aptitude for youth ministry sponsored by the South Pacific Division. More information coming shortly.

Faculty of Education, Business & Science


Discipline of Education


ACHPER Tertiary Student Health & Physical Education Prize
Twelve months membership of ACHPER (Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation) is provided to an eligible graduating student based on academic excellence as well as professional interest and aptitude demonstrated by the student.

Adventist Education Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) Prize
A prize of $1000 sponsored by the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists may be granted each year to a graduating Early Childhood Education student who has demonstrated outstanding teaching ability, professionalism and good citizenship. More information coming shortly.

Adventist Education Bachelor of Education (Primary) Prize
A prize of $1000 sponsored by the New Zealand Pacific Union Conference, given to an outstanding primary education graduand. More information coming shortly.

Adventist Education Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Prize
A prize of $1000 sponsored by the Australian Union Conference, given to an outstanding secondary education graduand. More information coming shortly.

Barritt Primary Teacher's Literacy Prize
A prize of $500 is provided by the Barritt family to the top graduating teaching student in Primary English, to acknowledge excellence in pre-service study and to support the recipient in their first year of teaching. More information coming shortly.

Avondale Business School


Asian Aid Australia Marketing Excellence Prize
Valued at $500, this prize was established in 2014 by Asian Aid Australia and is offered to a graduating BBus student with outstanding achievement in marketing units. More information coming shortly.

Asian Aid Australia Marketing Internship Prize
This prize is sponsored by Asian Aid Australia and includes $300 plus the offer of an unpaid internship. It is offered to a second or third year marketing student. More information coming shortly.

Gail Valentine Memorial Prize for Human Resource Management
Valued at $750, this book prize is sponsored by the Gail Valentine Memorial Association.
More information coming shortly.

Professional Advantage Bachelor of Business Prize
A prize of $1,000 sponsored by Professional Advantage. More information coming shortly.

Discipline of Science


Magnusson, Draper, Thompson Bachelor of Science Prize
This prize of $1000 is sponsored by the Magnusson, Draper and Thompson families. It is offered to a graduating BSc or BSc/BTch student.in recognition of outstanding performance and good citizenship. More information coming shortly.

Community Service and Excellence Prizes


Adventist Development & Relief Agency Social Justice Prize
A prize of $500 is awarded in recognition of a student or students possessing a strong academic record and demonstrating exceptional commitment to social justice, advocacy and the provision of humanitarian service. More information coming shortly.

Overseas Volunteer Service Prize
Sponsored by Marion & Cyril Youlden & Anna Rieger, half paid in cash and half paid off tuition worth $500. To qualify, students must have been a volunteer through the South Pacific Division Volunteer Program. More information coming shortly.

Sanitarium Prizes for Excellence
Three prizes of $1,500 each are awarded to one male student and one female student on the Lake Macquarie campus, and one student from the Sydney campus. More information coming shortly.
Last Updated:30th August 2016
Updated By: Brian Greentree