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.

School Science Award recipient Dr Joshua Ho

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 close Thursday 15th June 2023

For further information on the Victor Chang School Science Awards, including award ceremonies, please email or call (02) 9295 8761

Participating Councils and Awards Ceremonies

School Science Award recipients participating at Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute student events

If you would like your school to be involved in an awards ceremony to celebrate School Science Awards winners in your LGA, please contact your relevant council. All council ceremonies will be held in August.

Participating Councils:

If your school’s local council is not on the Participating Councils list, but you would still like to nominate students and be involved in the awards, we encourage you to do so in the form below.

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 Thursday 15th June 2023 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 the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, on which we meet, work, and discover.
Our Western Australian laboratories pay their respect to the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the ongoing spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.