Hugh Childers Memorial Prize

This prize recognises academic excellence in the Master of Teaching (Secondary). The Hugh Childers Memorial Prize was established in 1924 by Charles E. E. Childers and Mrs Stephen L. Simeon in memory of the Rt. Hon. Hugh Culling Eardley Childers, Vice Chancellor of the University. Childers had much to do with founding the University of Melbourne and became the university’s first Vice-Chancellor in 1853. He served until he left for England in 1857, continuing to assist the University in many ways after his departure.

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 $1,000

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

    The prize is awarded to the graduating student who receives the second highest weighted average mark (WAM) in the course for the degree of Master of Teaching (Secondary) in the previous year.

  • Application process

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

  • When will I know the outcome?

    May at the latest.

What are the benefits?

A cash payment of approximately $250.

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