The following grants an donations were awarded in 2012 by the Board on the recommendation of the Grants Committee.
In 2012, the Board awarded Scholarships to the Julian Ashton Art School to the value of $6,000 and allowed the JAAS to choose how it would distribute these funds. The Julian Ashton Art School decided to award two scholarships as follows.
The Scholars for 2013 (awarded in November 2012) were:
The Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts made a donation of $1,000 to White Ribbon for educational purposes.
The School also made a small donation of $50 to the Cancer Council towards cancer research.
In years past, the Board of the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts gave sums of money to Sydney University, the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Western Sydney to provide an endowment for prizes to be awarded annually at these Universities.
These endowments, managed by the Universities, provide sufficient funds to enable prizes to be awarded as follows in 2012:
University of Sydney
Maxwell E Arthur Prize in Australian Literature
University of Technology, Sydney
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Awards in Adult Education
Chi Man Lau, Natalie Hull and Jaime Looten
University of Western Sydney
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Award in Professional Writing
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Award in Theoretical Studies
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Award in Humanities
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Award in Social Science
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Award in Health
Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts Award in Nursing