Prizes & Scholarships

A number of prizes and scholarships funded by the School, as well as by industry, alumni and commemorations are offered to psychology students.

School of Psychology Prizes

The School recognises outstanding academic achievement by awarding prizes to the best performing students in each undergraduate unit of study.

The School also encourages the development of its postgraduate research students by awarding publication prizes and prizes for outstanding presentations at the Annual Postgraduate Conference.

Industry, Alumni and Commemorative Prizes and Scholarships

 The Best Student in Junior Psychology Lithgow Scholarship V
 The Best Student in Intermediate Psychology Lithgow Scholarship VI
  Frank Albert Prize
The Best Student in Senior Psychology Lithgow Scholarship VII

The Best Student in Senior Psychology in a Faculty of Arts Degree

Blanka Buring Prize

The Best Honours Empirical Thesis in the area of Social Psychology

Dick Thomson Prize

The Best Honours Emprical Thesis in the area of Learning and Motivation

Dick Champion Prize
The Best Honours Theoretical Thesis O'Neil Prize
The Best Student in the Honours Year The Australian Psychological Society Prize

The Best Student in Year 1 of the Master of Clinical Psychology

 A H Martin Prize

The Best Student in Year 2 of the Master of Clinical Psychology

Martin & Elizabeth Jane Simmat Prize No. 2

The Best Student in Year 3 of the Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Martin & Elizabeth Jane Simmat Prize No. 1
The Best Doctor of Philosophy Thesis The H Tasman Lovell Medallion

Denison Research Scholarship Summer Program

Denison Research Scholarships are a great way to gain research experience and an insight into research processes while working alongside our leading scientific researchers. Research projects are available in most disciplines for a duration of between 6 weeks over the Summer holiday period (November-early March).

The program is open to both current domestic and international University of Sydney students as well as domestic students from other Australian Universities and New Zealand. Each scholarship is valued at $513 (in accordance with 2017 RTP rate) per week for the duration of the project. Students living outside of metropolitan Sydney may also be eligible for an additional scholarship - valued at $250 per week for the duration of the Denison Research Scholarship project - to assist with travel and relocation costs.

For more information visit the Faculty website.