stablished in 2008, this award commemorates Professor Peter W. Sheehan AO, Vice-Chancellor of Australian Catholic University (ACU) from 1998 to 2008 and his roles as former President of the Australian Psychological Society, the International Congress of Psychology and the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He was also made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 1995 and received the Centenary Medal in 2003 for his contributions to Australian Society. This award honours Professor Peter W. Sheehan’s deep commitment to the University and his professional commitment to the Psychology profession. Professor Peter W. Sheehan has demonstrated much passion about the power of education, research and psychology to improve the lives of individuals and change society for the better. He devoted significant time at ACU, encouraging students and colleagues to recognise and develop their strengths and harness their skills and experience to work for social justice and the common good. The Award has a value of $1000. (Once only payment.
The Award is open to full-time or part-time students enrolled in the third year (or part-time equivalent) of the Bachelor of Psychological Science. Applicants must have completed 50 credit points in Psychology units from the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APACA) accredited sequence. Applicants will also be considered on academic merit as demonstrated by your overall grade point average, the grades you achieved in psychology units of study and other evidence of academic merit such as Dean’s List or other awards.