Our prize partners

The Faculty of Education is proud to be able to offer awards to students and alumni each year, with the support of our valued prize donors.

The Peter McRae Meyer Primary Teaching Prize

The Peter McRae Meyer Primary Teaching Prize has been generously donated by the Meyer Family. An annual prize for an inspiring and effective first year teacher and recent graduate of Monash Education. This prize has been conceived to honour the memory of Peter McRae Meyer who was dedicated to excellent teaching practice throughout his career.  This award is selected by a panel of staff from the Faculty of Education, for a recent Monash Education graduate in their first year of primary teaching, who demonstrates engaging and high impact classroom practice and a love for teaching in Australia.

2019 Winner: Sarah Kounaves

The Kohli Award

The Kohli Award has been generously donated by the Kohli family.

Paramjit Kohli was amazed at the care, wealth of knowledge and passion for social justice that was instilled in his granddaughter Stephanie during her time at Monash, something he dearly valued. Stephanie lost her father Michael Shave (Paramjit's son) in 2011, in her first year of study at Monash University and the Kohli award was set up in honour of him. Paramjit Kohli passed away in 2016, and Stephanie’s grand-mother Barbara Kohli passed away in March 2018 -  this award now honours the three of them.

The recipient of this award is identified by a panel of staff from the Faculty of Education for excellent contributions to study and community engagement.

2019 Winner: Kayla Donovan

Bank First Aspiring Teacher Awards

Bank First (formerly known as Victorian Teachers Mutual Bank) have long been very generous supporters of Monash Education.

The recipients of the 3 Bank First Aspiring Teachers Awards are students identified by Monash Education as the highest performing student from the previous year in an undergraduate teacher education course (from across all UG specialisations), a postgraduate teacher education course (from across all Master of Teaching specialisations), and the Graduate Certificate of STEM Education.

Bank First also contribute annually to the Peter Fensham Scholarship.

2019 winners:
Undergraduate: Blake Cutler

Postgraduate: Ingrid Kertesi

Grad Cert STEM Education: Nathan Taylor

Margaret Clark Memorial Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education

This award has been generously donated by the Clark Family. This award is presented to the top graduating student of the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education who completed teaching methods in either Science or Mathematics. The award is presented in memory of the late Margaret Clark, who was a Science graduate who completed her Graduate Diploma and Master of Education with the faculty. It is in recognition of Margaret’s achievements and her attachment to Monash University that her family continues to support aspiring maths and science educators.

2019 winner: Stephanie Foster

Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) Tertiary Award

This is award is generously offered by ACEL, and aims to recognise and promote excellence in leadership

2019 winner(s): Adriana Box & Anthony Jackson

Drama Victoria Pre-Service Teacher Excellence Award

This award is generously offered by Drama Victoria, and aims to recognise and promote excellence in the field of Drama education

2019 winner: Kathryn Elliott

Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) Outstanding Graduate Prize

This award is generously offered by PACDA, and aims to recognise and promote excellence in the field of counselling and psychotherapy

2019 winner: Sascha Rixon

If you are interested in donating a prize to recognise a high performing student or alumni of Monash Education, please contact edu-alumni@monash.edu