2016 will be the 5th year of the AHEPA Victoria VCE/IB Awards, recognizing the fine achievement of students of our AHEPA Family who have successfully completed Year 12 in either the Victorian Certificate of Education or the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Distinguished Achievement Awards
The Distinguished Achievement section of the AHEPA VCE/IB Awards recognized outstanding academic achievement at Year 12 level. In the past four years, recipients of this award have finished in the top 5% of Australian school leavers. In 2012/13 and 2013/14, the top two recipients finished in Australia’s top 1% of school leavers (having attained an ATAR of 99.00+).
Distinguished Achievement awards are the most generous out of all awards presented by AHEPA: in 2014/15, the top award was $1000. The purpose of these awards is to identify the top academic talent within our AHEPA family and the Greek Australian community; to recognise, financially incentivise and encourage sustained, outstanding academic achievement, and; to give our students a sure footing as they embark upon the next chapter of their life.
No matter your ATAR score, AHEPA recognises that successful attainment of either the VCE or IB Diploma is an achievement in itself and requires tireless and consistent effort, hard work, dedication to one’s studies and countless sacrifices on the part of the student, family and school.
Whilst the ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) is indicative of academic talent and dedication of studies, it is not an absolute nor sole indicative of a student’s overall potential, self-worth or career direction. One only has to look at some of our country’s finest leaders to understand that school success, whilst worthy and lucrative in its own right, is not a sole determinant of career or personal achievement: former Labor Prime Minister Paul Keating and former Liberal Premier Jeff Kennett, whilst never having excelled academically at secondary or tertiary levels, proved to be some of our country’s finest, most visionary and reformist leaders in living memory.
That is why the General Award does not discriminate amongst applicants based on the student’s final ATAR score and all successful school leavers are encouraged to apply. In 2014/15, the General Award was $200.
To be eligible to be considered for the AHEPA VCE/IB Awards 2015/16, you must:
The application form (click here) plus relevant documentation (i.e. copy of ATAR certificate) must be sent via:
All applications must be submitted by Friday 19 February 2016. If you have any questions, please contact the Committee via email at [email protected].
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