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 have now closed

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

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.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute - The Home of Heart Research for 30 Years