Dr Osvaldo Contreras with School Science Award winning students at ANTSO

The Victor Chang School Science Awards

School Science Awards

Established in 2004 in honour of pioneering cardiac surgeon, Dr Victor Chang, the Victor Chang School Science Awards celebrate gifted students, and stimulate growth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

The School Science Awards foster and encourage an interest in science among secondary school students, with the goal of promoting careers in STEM as a viable and interesting career path.

The awards are targeted at government and non-government school students in Year 11 in NSW and WA.

Students are nominated by their teachers for their tenacity and commitment to science. We're looking for outstanding science students who deserve recognition for their efforts in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and other science subjects. A maximum of two students per school can be nominated.

Nominations will close on Wednesday 24th July 2024

For further information on the Victor Chang School Science Awards, including award ceremonies, please email scienceawards@victorchang.edu.au or call (02) 9295 8761

Participating Councils and Award Ceremonies

Participating Councils will be holding award ceremonies in August for schools in their LGAs.

School Science Award recipient with Institute scientist Dr Jeanette Villanueva

If your school’s local council is not on the Participating Councils list, we encourage you to nominate and celebrate your students by submitting their details via the nomination form. Awards will be sent directly to your school in August.

Participating Councils:

Female scientist working in laboratory

“It was not so much about the physical award, but the amazing series of opportunities that followed.”

- Monique Ohanian

Inaugural School Science Award recipientResearch Assistant, Fatkin Lab

Nominate your student for the School Science Award in the form below. Nominations close Wednesday 24th July 2024 and a maximum of two students can be nominated per school. Please enter each nominee separately.

Nominee Details

Nominee Name

Please provide a brief background about the nominated student’s science achievement and why they are an ideal candidate for the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute School Science Award

Tell us about the nominated student’s personality and character in 200 words or less

200 words left

Contact Details

You should be the teacher nominating your student for an award

Your Name
Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

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