Undergraduate Prizes

The School of Physics annually awards over $70,000 in scholarships and prizes to students in Junior, Intermediate and Senior Physics. These scholarships and prizes are eagerly sought by our students and provide a real incentive to continue with the study of Physics.

Past Winners of Prizes & Scholarships
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000


 Name

 Awarded to

 Conditions

 Amount

Smith Prize Junior Physics Awarded to the best undergraduate in Junior Experimental Physics. $200
Australian Sky & Telescope Prize Junior Physics Awarded to the best undergraduate in PHYS 1500 Astronomy. Two-year subscription to Australian Sky & Telescope magazine
Slade Prize Intermediate Physics Awarded for proficiency in Intermediate Physics practicals. $350
Geoffrey Builder - AWA Prize Intermediate Physics Awarded annually to a student for proficiency in practical work. $250
W.I.B. Smith Prize Senior Physics The prize may be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Physics to the student who best combines the characteristics of experimental skill, proficiency and exceptional motivation in the Senior laboratory classes, provided the student's work is of sufficient merit. $500
Henry Chamberlain Russell Prize for Astronomy Physics Honours Awarded for the best Honours thesis on an astronomical subject. Up to $1400
Shiroki Prize Physics Honours Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Physics to the student who submits the best Honours project in the Honours year provided the candidate's work is of sufficient merit. $750
Ormsby Hamilton Radio Prize An undergraduate or a graduate of not more than 4 years The prize is to be awarded for work submitted in the even years for a dissertation (such as an essay, research report or thesis) in the field of Radio science. Up to $600
Australian Institute of Physics (N.S.W. Branch) Prize in Physics Physics Honours Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Physics, to the student graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Physics who shows greatest proficiency provided that the student's work is of sufficient merit. $400