Awards Information

Each year ASHS offers students a range of awards. 


Bonnie Hicks Humanities Award
Bonnie Hicks is a former teacher who holds a strong passion for History and Literature. Bonnie, a published author, has long documented the history of Albany and its people. Her passion for literature and history is evident in her self-published books and articles on the History of Schools, Whaling in Albany, St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Albany and school packs used by students visiting historic Patrick Taylor Cottage. Bonnie also managed a museum of school history located at the Albany Education Office and provided students with an opportunity to experience school life of an era gone by. Students wrote on slate, learned to write with fountain pens at desks that had places for ink pots to sit.


Year 11 ATAR students who are studying ATAR English and at least one ATAR HASS subject (Geography, History, Philosophy and Ethics, Economics) are invited to apply for this award towards their school costs in Year 12.


The Bonnie Hicks Humanities Award is now finalised for 2019. The winner will be announced shortly.


Ryde VET Award
The Ryde VET Award is an award for VET (non-ATAR) students, promoting students who will live and grow their career pathway in Albany.  The award is for Year 10 students who are looking to gain an apprenticeship in the future and who have applied for a Certificate II course and Workplace Learning in Year 11. The award will be used towards course and equipment costs in Year 11.


The Ryde VET Award for 2019 is open for 2019. Students have until 9.00 am on 29 October 2018 to apply for this award.

Please click on this link to access the information/application form - Ryde VET Award




Albany Inner Wheel STEM Award
Any female Year 10 student who is applying to study a combination of Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics in Year 11 and Year 12 are invited to apply for an award towards their school/education costs in Years 11 and 12.


The Albany Inner Wheel STEM Award for 2019 will be opening in Term 4 2018.


Sue Codee Art Award

Year 10 students who are planning on studying Visual Arts/Media in 2019 are invited to apply for a $500 award (towards course and equipment costs in Year 11) and a one-week internship in November 2019 with Sue Codee, a local professional artist.

The inaugural Sue Codee Art Award is open for 2019. Students have until 9.00 am on Monday 12 November 2018 to apply for this award.

Please click on this link to access the information/application form - Sue Codee Art Award


Students who apply for awards have a much better chance of being successful in securing one, than those who don’t.


Universities also offer scholarships. Potential students are advised to check university websites and apply for what is available. These vary in what they offer and can cover university costs, book costs and in some cases accommodation.

Secondary schooling scholarships are now open for applications through the Department's website.

A range of scholarships are on offer, including scholarships for students who:

  • attend a country school; or
  • attend a Perth public school; or
  • live in the Fremantle area; or
  • attend Cannington Community College, Kent St SHS or Como Secondary College.
Our scholarships support studies in all years of secondary school, with most open to students currently completing Year 10 or 11 who intend to go on to complete the WACE. In addition, students currently in Years 6 - 9 at your school may be eligible for one of the two specific scholarships below:
  • James and Rose Coombe Scholarships for regional and remote students.  A number of these scholarships are available each year and successful applicants can reapply in subsequent years.  The funding amount starts at $1 000.
  • Maud Zervos Education Grants for students with a parent/caregiver who has a disability related to spinal or limb paralysis or limb loss.  A 'rollover clause' in this scholarship makes funding available for every year of secondary study, subject to satisfactory progress.  The funding amount starts at $750 in lower secondary and rises to $1 000 for upper secondary studies.

Applications for our scholarships close at 5.30pm on Thursday 6 December 2018. 


Scholarship eligibility criteria, application forms and information on how to apply can be found on the Department's scholarships webpage:


Thanks in advance for promoting these scholarships to eligible students and their families, and directing them to the site.


@ 2019 Albany Senior High School