Student Achievement
CTC and University of Divinity recognise student achievements each year with the following prizes. The prizes are recorded on the graduand's academic transcript and on the CTC website. See also the 2019 Prize winners page.

University of Divinity Vice-Chancellor's Scholars

One graduand per College has been named each year as a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar. 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.

University of Divinity Prizes, Grants, Bursaries and Scholarships 

CTC students may apply for other grants and prizes, including:
  • Indigenous Theology Fund: University of Divinity aims to support indigenous people, especially Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, in theological study, research and scholarship. The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial support for activities that promote the participation of Indigenous people in theology, as students, researchers and teachers.
  • Janette Gray RSM Fund: the purpose of the Fund is to provide financial support for activities that promote the education and leadership of women in theology. This may include (but is not limited to) support for a woman or women to pursue theological study or communicate theological insight.
  • Leatherland Prize for Liturgical Scholarship: University of Divinity awards the Leatherland Prize for outstanding contribution to liturgical scholarship by a currently enrolled student or a graduate of the University.
  • Mary Ward Grant: In order to promote the dignity and role of women in church and society, the Mary Ward Grant was established in 2000 to support specialist or post-graduate study of theology, spirituality and pastoral ministry. Consideration is given to applicants completing undergraduate study. Applications close in October each year.
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools (ANZATS) New and Emerging Scholars Scholarship: ANZATS is committed to supporting and encouraging new and emerging scholars in theology. Three ANZATS scholarships of $800 each are awarded to HDR candidates and doctoral graduates of the last two years. Applications close 13 December.
For more information, see Vox.

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 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 (To Be Advised), on the basis of studies completed in the previous year.
  • 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 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 Philosophy Department, 2007-10)
  • 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. 
Admission Criteria for Essay Prizes
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.

The Bob and Cath Dixon Bursary

A bursary of $500 is available annually to assist CTC students in using methodologies of the social sciences in their studies (e.g., travel for interviews, transcriptions of interviews, software purchase, conference attendance). The bursary is presented at the College Mass and Dinner. Applications close 31 March.

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