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Awards and prizes

Sister Kenny Memorial Medal of Distinction

For a graduating student who achieves distinction in rural and remote (i.e. a graduating student who achieves highest GPA in the Graduate Certificate of Health Specialisation Rural & Remote). This award is dedicated to Sister Elizabeth Kenny for the contribution she made to the treatment of the victims of polio during her lifetime. Sister Elizabeth Kenny died in Toowoomba in 1952.

Prize: Medal
Generously provided by the Sister Elizabeth Kenny Memorial Fund Inc.


The Joy Croker Centaur Silver Medal

The medal is available at each Queensland University to annually award an outstanding nursing student with the highest grade point average upon graduation. The award honours the memory of the nurses who died with the sinking of the AHS Centaur in 1943 and supports development of the nursing profession by acknowledging the academic achievements of new graduates.

Prize: Medal, Centaur History Book
Generously provided by the Centaur Memorial Fund for Nurses.