Dwight Prize in Education

This prize celebrates academic excellence in the Master of Teaching (Secondary). The Dwight Prizes were established by Mr Henry Tolman Dwight, who bequeathed the proceeds of his personal estate to the University of Melbourne. Henry was a professional photographer, bookseller and publisher who died in June 1871. As an early and successful publisher Henry was recognised as one of the most enterprising and respected members of the bookselling trade. The prize is intended for the encouragement of learning in ancient history, constitutional and legal history, and natural philosophy and other branches of university education. The Dwight Prizes currently funds 12 prizes at the University of Melbourne, including this Education prize.

Application type

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $1,600

Applicable study areas

Education, teaching and training

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be graduating from the Master of Teaching (Secondary) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

    Selection criteria

    This prize will be awarded to the student with the highest completing course weighted average from the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

  • Application process

    No application is required.  Eligible students will be automatically considered.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    May at the latest.

What are the benefits?

This prize is valued at up to $1,600

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