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Joan Peyton-Smith Prize in Social Work and Community Welfare

History of the prize

This prize was founded in 1991 in memory of Joan Peyton-Smith and is maintained from a fund established by friends and fellow students. The prize is awarded to an Indigenous Australian or Torres Strait Islander student enrolled in one or more of level 1, level 2 and level 3 of the Bachelor of Social Work degree course.


College of Arts, Society and Education - Social Work

Prize Information

Awarded to an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student admitted to a Bachelor of Social Work or a Master of Social Work (PQ) who is deemed to have achieved the highest overall results in the first year of their studies.


2021 - Braithen Knox

2020 - Katrina Dawn Lacy