Undergraduate (including Honours) Scholarships

The University of Queensland advertises scholarships available to Domestic Undergraduate Students here and International Undergraduate students here. Information on scholarships for Honours students is here.

Undergraduate (including Honours) Prizes

The School awards the following prizes to our students each year. The SCMB Awards Ceremony generally takes place in May to recognise students with outstanding performances in the previous academic year. Winners are notified by mail when an award recommendation has been approved. Students do not need to apply to be considered for these awards, with the exception of the UQ Rowe Scientific Honours or Research Higher Degree Chemistry Student Bursary.

  

 

THE SUSAN HAMILTON SECOND YEAR BIOCHEMISTRY PRIZE
AWARDED TO:
  • Students who receive the highest overall mark in BIOC2000

 PRIZE: $250

These awards were established in 2014 and maintained by an annual gift from Emeritus Professor Susan Hamilton.

 

 

THE SUSAN HAMILTON THIRD YEAR BIOCHEMISTRY PRIZE
AWARDED TO:
 
  • Students who receive the highest overall mark in BIOC3000
 
PRIZE: $250

These awards were established in 2014 and maintained by an annual gift from Emeritus Professor Susan Hamilton.
 

 

 

THE RACI TREVOR APPLETON FIRST LEVEL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY PRIZE
AWARDED TO:
  • Students enrolled in a program administered by either the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.
     
  • Greatest overall proficiency in first attempt at CHEM1020 and CHEM1010 (CHEM1030)
PRIZE:
  1. $200
  2. a certificate; and
  3. one year free Non-Corporate Associate Membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
These  awards were established in 1987 and are maintained by an annual gift by the Queensland Branch of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
They are named in honour of the late Associate Professor Trevor Appleton.

 

THE RACI TREVOR APPLETON THIRD LEVEL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY PRIZE
AWARDED TO:
  • Students enrolled in a program administered by either the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.
     
  • Best overall performance in at least 8 units (#8) of level 3 chemistry courses, of which 4 units (#4) comprise a significant laboratory component, including the course entitled 'Advanced Experimental Chemistry' (CHEM3016)
PRIZE:
  1. $200
  2. a certificate; and
  3. one year free Non-Corporate Associate Membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
These two awards were established in 1987 and are maintained by an annual gift by the Queensland Branch of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
They are named in honour of the late Associate Professor Trevor Appleton.

 

THE EDWARD TAYLOR MEMORIAL PRIZE

AWARDED TO:

  • Students enrolled in a program administered by either the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.
  • Greatest proficiency in first attempt at any 3 second level chemistry courses studied in a single year or over 2 consecutive years

PRIZE: Books worth $200 (voucher)

This award was founded in 1934  by a gift of $200, from the Queensland Bowling Association, increased in 1936 to $300.
The award is in memory of Mr Edward Taylor, a patron and veteran member, who was also head of a wholesale chemists firm.

The Prize is currently maintained by an annual gift from the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences.

 

THE WILMAR PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY

AWARDED TO:

  • Students completing the BSc (Honours) in the field of chemistry.
  • Highest standard in the program

PRIZE: $400

This award was established in 1964 and maintained by an annual donation from Wilmar, previously called CSR Limited, and more recently Sucrogen.

  

THE CHEMISTRY HONOURS RESEARCH PRIZE

AWARDED TO:

  • Students who complete the BSc (Honours) program in the field of chemistry in the year of the award.
  • A high level of achievement in the research component of the honours program and a demonstration of a high potential for independent research.

PRIZE: Money

This award was established in 1999 by a bequest from the late Trevor John Beckmann.

  

THE BIOCHEMISTRY ALUMNI PRIZES

AWARDED TO:

  • Biochemistry students
  • Prize 1 - Highest mark in BIOC2000.
  • Prize 2 - Highest overall mark for any 4 of the following courses -
    BIOC3000, BIOC3003, BIOC3005, BIOL3004, BIOL3006, BIOL3222, BIOL3230.
  • Prize 3 - Highest overall mark in Biochemistry Honours.

Prize 1: $150

Prize 2:  $150

Prize 3:  $200

These awards was established in 1995 and are maintained by donations from Biochemistry alumni of The University of Queensland.

 

THE AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY FOR PARASITOLOGY PRIZE

AWARDED TO:

  • Students in programs administered by the Faculty of Science.
  • Highest mark in PARA3002.

PRIZE: $400

This award was established in 1992 and is maintained by an annual gift from the Australian Society for Parasitology.

 

THE SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCES ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD IN BIOCHEMISTRY PRIZE

AWARDED TO:

  • The student who achieves the best overall marks in - (i) #4 of level 2 courses; and (ii) #8 of level 3 courses in the discipline of biochemistry.

PRIZE:  $500

This award was established in 2007 and maintained by ongoing financial commitment from the School.

 

THE SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCES ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD 
IN MICROBIOLOGY AND PARASITOLOGY PRIZE

AWARDED TO:

  • The student who achieves the best overall marks in - (i) #4 of level 2 courses; and (ii) #8 of level 3 courses in the discipline of microbiology or parasitology, or both.

PRIZE: $500

This award was established in 2007 and maintained by ongoing financial commitment from the School.

 

THE T.G.H JONES AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN CHEMISTRY

AWARDED TO:

  • The student who achieves the best overall mark in - (i) #4 of level 2 courses; and (ii) #8 of level 3 courses in the discipline of chemistry.

PRIZE: $200

This award was established in 1971 by the bequest of $600 from the late Professor T. G. H. Jones, a member of the staff of the University from 1915, until his retirement in 1965.  He was a Professor of Chemistry from 1940 and a member of the Senate for 25 years. 
From 2007, the prize is maintained by an annual gift from the School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences.

 

THE JOHN AND JAN DE JERSEY BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY PRIZE

AWARDED TO:

  • the student who achieved the highest marks in eight units of level three courses administered by our School, undertaken in a pass degree that served as entry for qualification into a Bachelor of Science Honours in biochemistry.

PRIZE: $1000

This award was established in 2009 and is maintained by an annual gift from John and Jan de Jersey.
 

 

THE MICROBIOLOGY PRIZE

AWARDED TO:

  • The student who achieves the highest overall mark in 8 units from the following courses - BIOL3003, MICR3001, MICR3002, MICR3003, MICR3004.
  • The recipient's entitlement to the prize is conditional on the recipient successfully enrolling in the BSc honours program in microbiology the following year.

PRIZE: Money

This award commemorates the work done by the academic staff appointed between 1949 and 1972 towards the development of a broadly-based Department of Microbiology, with the support of tutorial, research, technical and administrative staff and graduate students. Staff were: Emeritus Professor VBD Skerman (general microbiology, taxonomy, microbial data, pictured); Professor WJ Halliday (immunology); Emeritus Professor KJC Back (microbial metabolism); Dr JG Atherton (virology); Dr HW Doelle (fermentation technology); Dr AC Hayward (phytobacteriology); Dr GHG Davis (medical bacteriology); Dr DS Teakle (plant pathology); Dr IC MacRae (applied and environmental microbiology). 
The award was established in 2002.

 

THE BING AND ROSS BARNARD BIOTECHNOLOGY PRIZE
AWARDED TO:
  • The student who achieves the highest overall mark for the Honours year in the Bachelor of Biotechnology program, in the year in which the prize is awarded.



 

PRIZE: $1000

This award was established in 2011 and is maintained by an annual gift from Bing and Ross Barnard.

 

THE DAVIES COLLISON CAVE BIOTECHNOLOGY PRIZE
AWARDED TO:
  • The student who received the highest overall marks in the courses “Issues in Biotechnology” and “Commercialisation of Biotechnology Products”.



 

PRIZE: $1000

This award was established just this year and is maintained by an annual gift from Davis Collison Cave.

 

 

THE UQ ROWE SCIENTIFIC HONOURS OR RESEARCH HIGHER DEGREE CHEMISTRY STUDENT BURSARY
AWARDED TO:
  • Domestic students to undertake a research degree at UQ who would not otherwise be able to do so, and fall into one of three categories: (i) have a rural background;  (ii) have some form of socio-economic disadvantage; (iii) undertaking taking study at UQ would represent a significant change in location (ie. do  not reside in or around Brisbane, or have not undertaken undergraduate studies at UQ).



 

PRIZE: $2000

This award was established in 2016 and maintained by an annual donation of $2000 from Rowe Scientific Pty Ltd.  Applications are called for towards the end of second semester each year.

 

THE UQ ROWE SCIENTIFIC CHEMISTRY AWARD - SECOND YEAR LABORATORY PRIZE
AWARDED TO:
  • Students enrolled in a program administered by the Faculty of Science.
  • Greatest overall proficiency in first attempt of CHEM2054 or equivalent.



 

PRIZE: $500

This award was established in 2016 and maintained by an annual donation of $500 from Rowe Scientific Pty Ltd.


 

THE UQ ROWE SCIENTIFIC CHEMISTRY AWARD - THIRD YEAR LABORATORY PRIZE
AWARDED TO:
  • Students enrolled in a program administered by the Faculty of Science.
  • Greatest overall proficiency in first attempt of CHEM3016 or equivalent.



 

PRIZE: $500

This award was established in 2016 and maintained by an annual donation of $500 from Rowe Scientific Pty Ltd.


 

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