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Prizes and Scholarships

Every year prizes, awards and scholarships are presented to Pharmacy students who are deserving of recognition.

Below is a list of prizes, awards and scholarships available specifically for Bachelor of Pharmacy students - grouped by year. Students are only required to apply for those prizes that specify an application process. For all other prizes, the student whom best meets the criteria outlined will receive the award.

Interested in scholarships? You may be eligible to apply for other scholarships that are not listed on this page. To search the full list of UTAS scholarships please visit the UTAS Scholarships and Bursaries website.

Students will be required to apply for scholarships. Please see the relevant link, or visit Scholarships and Bursaries for more information.

All Years

JC Burgin Memorial Prize
Awarded annually for outstanding commitment and dedication to academic studies in the Bachelor of Pharmacy. School of Pharmacy staff will be asked annually to put forward candidates to be considered by the prize selection committee.


First Year

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (Tasmanian Branch) Prize
Awarded annually to the student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in Year 1 pharmacy practice. To be eligible for the award the student must have completed Year 1 pharmacy practice units at their first attempt.

Pharmaceutical Defence Limited (PDL) Prize Year 1
Awarded annually to the student with the highest aggregate mark in Year 1 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree. To be eligible for the award the student must have completed Year 1 pharmacy practice units at their first attempt.

Judith Liauw Memorial Scholarship in Pharmacy
Available to a student commencing first year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy who lives in the north-west of Tasmania. Preference will be given to a student who can show that the financial support of the scholarship will enable them to study Pharmacy.

The Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme
The Scheme has been established to provide financial support to encourage and enable students from rural and remote communities to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies in pharmacy at University. There are up to 30 scholarships offered annually, with a value of $10,000 per annum per student (ie. $40,000 per student over a four year period). Scholarship recipients are encouraged to seek employment in rural and remote areas following graduation. Applications open in October each year, and are made direct to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme
The aim of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme is to encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies in pharmacy at University. It is acknowledged that if the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are to be adequately met by pharmacists, there is a need for more Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander pharmacists working in the industry. A total of 3 scholarships valued at $15,000 per annum for a maximum of four years are offered annually. Applications are available at any time during the year, and are made direct to the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.


Second Year

The Gould Memorial Prize
Awarded annually for the student with the highest aggregate mark Pharmaceutical Science, Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry. To be eligible for the award the student must have completed year 2 in a single academic year.

Pharmaceutical Defence Limited (PDL) Prize Year 2
Awarded annually to the student with the highest aggregate mark in Year 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree. To be eligible for the award the student must have completed year 2 in a single academic year.

Australian Journal of Pharmacy Prize Year 2
Awarded annually for the student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in Year 2 pharmacy practice. To be eligible for the award the student must have completed Year 2 pharmacy practice units at their first attempt.


Third Year

Pharmacy Honours Scholarship
The School of Medicine's Division of Pharmacy offers honours scholarships to Bachelor of Pharmacy students interested in studying the Integrated Honours Program in their third year of study.

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (Tas Branch) Third Year Prize
Awarded annually to the student with the highest aggregate mark in the clinical round assessment and hospital pharmacy placement in Year 3 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree. To be eligible for the award the student must have completed Year 3 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at their first attempt.

Excellence in Community Pharmacy Prize
Awarded annually to the student with the best placement reflective piece on what is excellence in community pharmacy. To be eligible for the award the student must have completed Year 3 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at their first attempt.

Australian Journal of Pharmacy Prize Year 3
Awarded annually to the student with the highest aggregate mark in Year 3 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree.  To be eligible for the award the student must have completed Year 3 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in a single academic year.

The Tall Foundation Honours Scholarship In Pharmacy
Available to a student commencing Honours in Pharmacy. Students undertaking the one year stand-alone Honours course or the two year integrated course are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Preference is for a research project involving community pharmacy practice. Selection will be based on academic merit and strength of proposed research project.


Fourth Year

Guild Insurance Prize
Awarded annually for the best professional experiential placement application. To be eligible for the award the student must have completed year 4 in a single academic year.

Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (Tas Branch) Fourth Year Prize
Awarded annually to the student with the highest aggregate mark for Year 4 clinical pharmacy. To be eligible for the award the student must have successfully completed Year 4 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in a single academic year.

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (Tasmanian Branch) Gold Medal
Awarded to a student for outstanding academic achievement over four years on a quantitative basis in the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, having completed all four years of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree consecutively at the University of Tasmania. This is a non-annual award, it will be awarded to a student with the highest GPA over 6.8.

BJ Shirrefs Prize for Therapeutics
Awarded annually to the student with the highest aggregate mark in therapeutics in Year 3 and Year 4. To be eligible for the award the student must have completed Year 3 and Year 4 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at their first attempt.

Westside Pharmacy Prize
Awarded annually to a student who demonstrates outstanding achievement in Year 3 and 4 pharmacy practice. To be eligible for the award the student must have completed Year 3 and Year 4 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at their first attempt.

Launceston United Friendly Society Prize
Awarded annually to the student with the highest aggregate mark in Year 4 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree. To be eligible for the award the student must have completed Year 4 in a single academic year.

LJ McLeod Prize (Fourth Year Honours)
Awarded for the best project in the integrated BPharm(Hons) program. Eligible students must have completed the integrated Honours program with 1st class Honours.

Symbion Prize for best Community Pharmacy Placement
Awarded annually to the student with the highest aggregate mark in the Year 4 Community Pharmacy Placement. To be eligible for the award the student must have completed Year 4 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at their first attempt.

Symbion Prize for outstanding contribution to the pharmacy profession
Awarded annually for outstanding contribution to the pharmacy profession. School of Pharmacy staff will be asked annually to put forward candidates to be considered by the prize selection committee.

George Taylor Scholarship in Clinical Pharmacy
Available to a student enrolling in 4th year of the Bachelor of Pharmacy (including honours students) in Semester 1, 2018 who can demonstrate an interest in pursuing Clinical Pharmacy.

Judith Liauw Postgraduate Fellowship
Available to a female student who will be graduating in the Bachelor of Pharmacy or has graduated within the last 2 years and is intending to undertake a Pharmacy Guild Intern Training Program (ITP) at a rural or remote location (phARIA categories 2 or above) in Tasmania.