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TJ Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarship

Applications for the 2017 TJ Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarships are now open. Scholarships will be awarded to successful candidates in March 2017.

Up to ten TJ Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarships are awarded each year, to support exemplary Queensland students to pursue tertiary studies.

State and non-state secondary schools can nominate one high achieving year 12 student for this award. Nominees should demonstrate outstanding leadership in their school and community, and academic excellence.

Detailed Information

Detailed information about the TJ Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarship, nomination and selection process can be found on Smart Jobs.

All nominations and supporting documentation must be submitted by midnight Sunday, 11 December 2016.

History of the Scholarship

The TJ Ryan Memorial Medal represents a long-standing tradition of recognising educational achievement in Queensland. The award is a memorial to Thomas Joseph Ryan, former teacher, barrister and Queensland Premier (1915 - 1919), and are provided to Queensland students who demonstrate a strong commitment to high academic achievement and outstanding leadership in both their school and the local community.

From 1927 to 1970, the TJ Ryan Memorial Scholarship was awarded to the student who achieved the highest result in the state Scholarship Examination. The Scholarship program ceased with the end of these public examinations.

In 1993, the TJ Ryan Awards were re-introduced by the Queensland Government. The Award was open to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who demonstrated academic excellence and who displayed leadership qualities through their achievements in Year 12. From 1996, the Awards were expanded to all Queensland students who demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and academic excellence during their senior years at High School.

In 2003, the Award was renamed the TJ Ryan Memorial Medal and Scholarships but has also been known as the Premier's Awards and the Lilley Medal. Up to 10 TJ Ryan Memorial Medals and Scholarships are awarded each year.

Congratulations to the Past Winners of this prestigious award.

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Enquiries

Enquiries may be directed to scholarships@det.qld.gov.au or by telephone on (07) 3055 2969.

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