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Dean's Award

Your chance to receive a 50% scholarship!

Are you a current Kaplan Business School student achieving exceptional academic results while contributing positively to the KBS community? Submit an application and you could be the winner of the Dean's Award!

Awarded to up to two students nationally each trimester, the Dean's Award winners are awarded a 50% scholarship for the remainder of their current course and any future Kaplan Business School course. The award winners will be determined based on academic performance and overall contribution to the KBS community.

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For students to be eligible for the award, they must fulfil the following criteria:

  • At the time of application, the student must have a Distinction average or higher grade
  • Submit a 500-word personal statement or 2-minute video on why they should receive the award
  • Provide evidence or examples where they have gone above and beyond for the KBS community


  • Submissions will be open from Monday Week 8 until Sunday Week 10 of each trimester
  • Students submit their personal statement or video to
  • Award submissions will be reviewed by an Executive Committee in Week 11 of the trimester
  • The Dean’s Award winners and Runners-Up will be announced in Week 12 of the trimester


Razaele Maxille Prendol / Filipino / Master of Business Administration 

Trimester 3, 2021

Raz is enrolled in our Master of Business Administration at our Adelaide campus where she has attained a High Distinction in every subject thus far despite commencing as an offshore student in The Philippines. During her time as a Student Ambassador, Raz has served as a coordinator of the Peer Mentorship Program and has facilitated webinars for fellow students overseas on how they can succeed in their assessments and adapt to life in Australia.

Daniela Riviera / Maltese / Master of Business Administration 

Trimester 3, 2021

Daniela is likewise enrolled in our MBA but at our Perth campus where she has similarly achieved a High Distinction in all her subjects so far. In addition to posting her workshop notes online for the benefit of her peers, Daniela is especially active at internal events like Orientation and Wellness Week as well as important external forums such as our recent function for international education agents at which she represented our students.

T3 2021 Runners-up:

Muhammad 'Syafiq" Azman /  Malaysian / Master of Business Analytics

Vanessa Passi Silva / Brazilian / Master of Business Administration

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Inez Marcia / Indonesian / Master of Accounting

Trimester 2, 2021

Inez is enrolled in our Master of Accounting and has attained a High Distinction in nine of the eleven subjects she has completed. On campus, she’s a mentor in our International Peer Mentorship Program, an event coordinator for Sonder, and a volunteer at Orientations and Feedback Weeks. She is also the only student at Kaplan who serves as an ambassador for Study Adelaide and as a member of the student support committee at the Indonesian Students' Association of Australia.
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Bao Long / Vietnamese / Master of Business Administration

Trimester 2, 2021

Long’s achievement is likewise special because he’s one of our hundreds of students who was overseas at the onset of COVID-19 and has been unable to return due to the closure of Australia’s borders. And yet he’s attained a High Distinction in every subject of his MBA. In each of those subjects he has proactively launched WhatsApp groups to further his peers’ learning and social connectedness. He has also delivered video production lessons and led peer mentoring groups.

T2 2021 Runners-up:

Razaele Maxille Prendol / Filipino / Master of Business Administration

Muhammad 'Syafiq" Azman /  Malaysian / Master of Business Analytics

Vanessa Passi Silva / Brazilian / Master of Business Administration

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Melodie Vignaud / French / Bachelor of Business

Trimester 1, 2021

Melodie is enrolled in the Bachelor of Business at our Melbourne campus and has attained a High Distinction in every subject thus far. As a Student Ambassador, Melodie has been actively involved as a volunteer at Orientation Day for new students, she has delivered a workshop on how students can build a stronger profile, and has introduced students to networking events hosted by her employer thereby helping to expand their network.
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Aishwarya Bannagare / Indian / Master of Business Analytics (Extension)

Trimester 1, 2021

Aishwarya is enrolled in the Master of Business Analytics (Extension) at our Adelaide campus and has likewise attained a High Distinction in every subject. Aishwarya is similarly a Student Ambassador and has established a WhatsApp group for Statistics to help her peers succeed in what can often be a challenging subject. She has also represented Kaplan Business School in a number of external events such as those hosted by Study Adelaide and the IAPA Advancing Analytics Conference.

T1 2021 Runners-up:

Andrea Garcia / Colombian / Master of Business Analytics

Inez Marcia /  Indonesian / Master of Accounting

Carolina Estanga / Argentinian / Bachelor of Accounting


  • Up to two Dean’s Awards are granted nationally each trimester.
  • Up to four Runners-Up $250 gift vouchers are awarded nationally each trimester.
  • The Dean’s Award winners are awarded a 50% scholarship for the remainder of their current Kaplan Business School course and any subsequent Kaplan Business School course they enrol in.
  • The Dean’s Award scholarship will be applied from the trimester after the award is given.
  • The Dean’s Award scholarship cannot be combined with any existing scholarship or fee reduction that the student currently holds. Any pre-existing scholarship would cease once the Dean’s Award scholarship comes into effect.
  • Recipients of the Dean’s Award agree to having their name, photograph and a brief summary of their achievements published on the Kaplan Business School website and marketing collateral. The Runner-Up’s names may also be published.
  • Students can only receive the Dean’s Award once whilst studying at Kaplan Business School. If a student is a Runner-Up, they can re-apply for the Dean’s Award in subsequent Trimesters. Kaplan Business School reserves the right for there not to be a Dean’s Award winner or Runner-Up in any given Trimester if no suitable recipient has applied.