Scholarships & prizes

The UNSW Business School offers a wide range of scholarships to students who are thinking of applying for an undergraduate degree.  The School also recognises student excellence through the prizes program.

These scholarships and prizes are made possible by the generosity of our individual and corporate donors.

The School of Taxation & Business Law awards a number of prizes for outstanding academic performance each year. You can view the current prize winners below. Scholarship and prize winners are presented with their award by the Donor or Corporate Representative at an awards ceremony which is held in June each year. The ceremony is one of the School’s most prestigious events in the annual calendar and is attended by over 400 scholars, donors, senior staff and guests.

Business School Honours Scholarships

Up to 20 honours scholarships are awarded annually by the Business School. These scholarships provide financial support to outstanding students studying in their Honours year, in any of the disciplinary areas available within the Business School.

2019 prizes, scholarships & awards

The CPA Australia (NSW Division) Prize

Donated by CPA Australia

This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of International Taxation or Master of Taxation (International Taxation)
2019 winner: Monika Brown

The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) Prize

Donated by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of Applied Taxation or the Master of Taxation (Applied Taxation specialisation)
2019 winner: Andrea Van Reenan

The Gordon Cooper Memorial AM Prize in Capital Gains Tax

The Prize is awarded for best performance in TABL5515 Taxation of Capital Gains (Masters students)
2019 winners: James Collacott and Andrew Collignon

The KPMG Prize

Donated by KPMG

This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of Taxation (excluding International Taxation or Taxation and Financial Planning specialisations)
2019 winner: Anna-Elly Trikoulis

University International Postgraduate Award (Research students)

This is awarded to Research students
2019 winner: Lindelwa Ngwenya

2018 Prizes, scholarships & awards

The CPA Australia (NSW Division) Prize

Donated by CPA Australia

This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of International Taxation or Master of Taxation (International Taxation)
2018 winner: Haylee Cau

The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) Prize

Donated by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of Applied Taxation
2018 winner: Stephan Agarwal

The Gordon Cooper Memorial AM Prize in Capital Gains Tax

The Prize is awarded for best performance in TABL5515 Taxation of Capital Gains (Masters students)
2018 winner: David Fechter

The KPMG Prize

Donated by KPMG

This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of Taxation (excluding International Taxation or Taxation and Financial Planning specialisations)
2018 winner: Briony Hutchens

2017 Prizes, scholarships & awards

The CPA Australia (NSW Division) Prize

Donated by CPA Australia

This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of International Taxation or Master of Taxation (International Taxation)
2017 winner: Cindy Cin Yee Chan

The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) Prize

Donated by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of Applied Taxation
2017 winner: Elizabeth Jaspers

The KPMG Prize

Donated by KPMG

This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of Taxation (excluding International Taxation or Taxation and Financial Planning specialisations)
2017 winner: Benjamin Fletcher

2016 Prizes, scholarships & awards

The CPA Australia (NSW Division) Prize

Donated by CPA Australia

This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of International Taxation or Master of Taxation (International Taxation)
2016 winner: David Fitzgerald

The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) Prize

Donated by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)

This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of Applied Taxation
2016 winner: Katherine Leung

The KPMG Prize

Donated by KPMG

This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of Taxation (excluding International Taxation or Taxation and Financial Planning specialisations)
2016 winner: Maris Vatner

2015 Prizes, scholarships & awards

The Australian Taxation Office Prize 

Donated by the Australian Taxation Office
This Prize is awarded for the best performance by a graduating student in the Bachelor of Taxation.
2014 winner: Kaori Nishioka Lopez

The CPA Australia (NSW Division) Prize 

Donated by CPA Australia
This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of International Taxation or Master of Taxation (International Taxation)
2014 winner: Natalia Chatalova

The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) Prize

Donated by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of Applied Taxation
2014 winner: Michelle Backwell

The KPMG Prize 

Donated by KPMG
This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of Taxation (excluding International Taxation or Taxation and Financial Planning specialisations)
2014 winner: Andrew Smailes
2014 Prizes, scholarships & awards

The Australian Taxation Office Prize 

Donated by the Australian Taxation Office
This prize is awarded for the best performance by a graduating student in the Bachelor of Taxation.
2013 winner: Alana Macklin

The CPA Australia (NSW Division) Prize 

Donated by CPA Australia
This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of International Taxation or Master of Taxation (International Taxation)
2013 winner: Daniel Van Heerden

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) Prize 

Donated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) 
This prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of Applied Taxation
2013 winner: Thomas Patterson

The KPMG Prize 

Donated by KPMG
This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of Taxation (excluding International Taxation or Taxation and Financial Planning specialisations)
2013 winner: Michael McLaughlin

2013 Prizes, scholarships & awards

The Accru+ Prize 

Donated by Accru Felsers
This Prize is awarded for best performance by a graduating student in the Master of Taxation and Financial Planning.
2012 winner: Rodney Brown

The Australian Taxation Office Prize 

Donated by the Australian Taxation Office
Awarded for the best performance by a graduating student in the Bachelor of Taxation.
2012 winner: Kathryn Kennedy