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 open for 2018. Students have until 9.00 am on 10 September 2018 to apply for this award.


Please click on this link to access the information/application form - Bonnie Hicks Humanities Award




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 will be opening in Term 4 2018.





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.






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.