Student Achievement
CTC and UDiv recognise student achievements each year with the following prizes.The prizes are recorded on the graduand's academic transcript.
University of Divinity Vice-Chancellor's Scholars
From 2009, one graduand per College has been named each year as a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar (originally Dean’s List). A Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar demonstrates excellence in fulfilling one or more of the University’s Graduate Attributes. This may include academic excellence, contribution to the College Community, and service to wider society.
Master's Prize
The Master may award the ‘Master’s Prize’ ($500) to a student at Catholic Theological College on one occasion each year. The prize is awarded to that student whom the Master, after due consultation, considers to have made a significant and valued contribution to the life of the College. In selecting the recipient of the ‘Master’s Prize’ account is taken not only of academic results, but also of overall participation in the life of the College. Winners of the ‘Master’s Prize’ are entered on the Honour Board in the Knox Room.
Academic Prizes
CTC offers the following prizes of $500 each. These prizes are presented at the annual College dinner (Thursday 6 June), on the basis of studies completed in the previous year.
Essays must be at least 1,500 words in length, and should have been submitted in a CTC unit above level one. Students may nominate essays for consideration by providing a clean paper copy of the essay to the Academic Records Office before the end of December, with a 50-100 word abstract. Prizes are only awarded if an essay of sufficient merit is submitted. All research essays are considered for the Roma Mitchell prize and are not eligible for other essay prizes.
For other prizes see the eligibility requirements listed below.
Current Prizes
The Archbishop's Prize
For an outstanding essay in Systematic Theology
The Archbishop Coleridge Prize
For an outstanding essay in Biblical Studies
The Austin Cooper Prize
For an outstanding essay in Christian Spirituality
(provided by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, in honour of Rev. Prof. Austin Cooper OMI AM)
The Baronius Prize
For an outstanding essay in Church History
(in honour of the Venerable Cesare Baronio, 1538-1607)
The Erasmus Prize
For the most outstanding student in Biblical or Ecclesiastical Languages
(in honour of Erasmus of Rotteram, 1466-1536)
Awarded to the student with the highest mark in a CTC Language unit, other than the introductory semester, provided that mark is a high distinction.
The Francis de Sales Essay Prize
For an outstanding essay in Pastoral Studies
(provided by the SRC)
The Gerald O'Collins Prize
For an outstanding undergraduate essay in Systematic Theology
(provided by Em. Prof. Anne Hunt OAM FACE, in honour of Rev. Prof. Gerald O'Collins SJ AC)
The Guilford Young Prize
For an outstanding essay in Liturgy
(in honour of Most Rev. Guilford C. Young DD KBE, 8th Archbishop of Hobart
The John Maher Prize;
For an outstanding essay in Philosophy
(provided by the SRC in honour of Rev. Dr John Maher OMI, head of CTC Philisophy Department, 2007-10)
Offered for 2013-14, 2019
The Leslie Tomlinson Prize
For an outstanding essay in Moral Theology
(in honour of Most Rev. Leslie Tomlinson DD, 7th Bishop of Sandhurst)
The Rod Doyle Prize
For an outstanding undergraduate essay in Biblical Studies
(provided by the Christian Brothers, in honour of Dr. B. Rod Doyle CFC)
The Roma Mitchell Prize
For an outstanding research essay
(in honour of Dame Roma Mitchell AC DBE CVO QC)
The Salesian Prize
For the most outstanding English as a Second Language Student.
Awarded to the CTC ESL student with the highest average mark across the previous year.
Eligible students: study load for the year at least 50%, born in an ESL country, lived in Australia less than ten years, English proficiency EITHER test results no higher than the University's threshold for coursework awards OR entry through a course listed in Table A2 of the University's English Language Requirements.
Past Prizes
The Thomas Shortall Prize — for an outstanding essay in Moral Theology
(in honour of Rev. Thomas Shortall OMI, head of the CTC Moral Theology Department, 1975-88)

Other Prizes

Students may apply for other grants and prizes including:

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