Madge Sceriha Social Work Prize


History of the prize

Scattering the Seeds of Change. The Madge Sceriha Award was established in 2017 to recognise the contributions made to the Townsville community by Madge Sceriha. Madge Sceriha was a well-respected member of the Townsville community; she was an advocate for social change, with special interest in issues relating to women, families, domestic violence, the environment, the arts, seniors and people with a disability. Madge Sceriha was a contributor to the development of Townsville's social and community sector for over 50 years.


Townsville City Council

Prize Information

Awarded to the College of Arts, Society and Education, Townsville student who demonstrates outstanding engagement in social change and/or social action initiatives.


2021 - Emma Kay Small

2020 - Georgina Sarah Stewart

2019 - Natalie Jean Maclean

2018 - Eslanda Hazel Koch

2017 - Esther Jennifer Clun