Annual prizes

We have a number of prizes that are awarded annually to students who achieve the highest results in a subject or group of subjects.

Winners are automatically selected on the basis of their academic results, following the final release of the results each year and are assessed against any award criteria before a final decision is made.

Browse all available prizes

You can browse the prize list by letter or use the search to narrow down your list of results.

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    A E Donne Prize in English

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    Awarded to the best mature student at 300-level completing a BA major in English language or literature.

    For the purposes of this prize, a mature student is defined as a student who is aged 25 or above.

    A H Johnstone Scholarships in Law

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    Two scholarships shall be awarded to the two students who have:

    (a) completed at least three of the Law subjects: Law of Contract, Law of Torts, Public Law and Criminal Law in one or two successive years; and

    (b) in the opinion of the Dean of Law, done the best work in agregate in those three subjects either in the year the award is made, or in the immediately precceding year.

    NOTE: A student shall be eligible for the award only in the first year in which they come within (a)

    A L Hollings Trust Award

    $1,200 (subject to available funds)

    The award is offered annually to the student who:

    1. received an Achiever Scholarship (under the financial hardship or low-decile categories) in their first year of LAWS study, and
    2. gained the highest GPA in 100-level LAWS.

    Students must be enrolled full-time in 200-level LAWS study prior to payment being made.

    AJ Park Intellectual Property Prize

    $1,000 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded to the student who attains the highest score in the intellectual property final examination.

    Ada Wells Memorial Prize

    $900

    This prize is awarded for an essay the subject of which involves the exposition of some subject chosen from literature having reference to social ideals. The subject of the essay shall be prescribed from year to year.
    Details of the topic for a particular year will be available in the application form.

    Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing

    $3000 (subject to available funds)

    The Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing was established in 1996 through the Victoria University Foundation by Denis and Verna Adam because of their strong wish to support the development of creative writing in New Zealand. It is awarded to the student producing the best folio in the Master's in Creative Writing course.

    Adcock Award

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    Students must be a Psychology graduate student who is at Honours level or above, and specialising in either integrative psychological theory or personality study.

    Adrian Wimmers Pasifika Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    Recipients will be selected from first-year Pasifika students for each calendar year by Wellington School of Business and Government based on students' full-year results. The prize recognizes the top performing first-year Pasifika student studying any major within the Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Wellington School of Business and Government.

    Students must have been enrolled in at least 96 points in the awarding year.

    Alan Robinson Memorial Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    Students must be completing an Honours degree in Political Science or International Relations.

    Alex Scobie Research Prize

    $1,500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize may be split between recipients

    This prize is awarded to the student in Classical Studies, Greek, or Latin judged to have completed the best research paper at Honours level, or best thesis at Masters and PhD level.

    Anna Pastor-Bouwmeester Production Excellence Award

    $500 (subject to funds available)

    This prize is awarded for excellence in the BA/MFA Theatre Programme to a student who demonstrates top skills in collaboration and generosity in theatre production.

    The recipient must be enrolled in their final year of undergraduate or postgraduate study in the BA/MFA Theatre Programme.

    Applied Linguistics Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize awarded to the best student at graduate level in Applied Linguistics.

    Archibald Francis McCallum Scholarship in Law

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    Eligible students must be enrolled in property law. The prize is awarded is awarded to the student who is recommended by the Dean of Law as having done the best work in property law.

    Ariadne Danilow Music Prize

    $4,000 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to a student completing a BMus and proceeding to BMus (Hons) at Victoria University of Wellington.

    Arnold Atkinson Memorial Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to an undergraduate student who, in the year of the award, has completed an essay on an aspect of British or European history, or the history of former British colonies, and who is judged to be the best student of the year.

    Artichoke Magazine Prize for Design Communication

    2 year subscription to Artichoke Magazine

    Promoted by IDEA (Interior Design/Architecture Educators Association), Australasia, this prize is awarded to a final year interior design/interior architecture student for excellence in the visual and written presentation of an interior design proposition.

    Asian Politics Prizes

    $250 (UG) (subject to available funds)
    $300 (PG) (subject to available funds)

    These annual prizes are awarded to both the undergraduate and the postgraduate student judged to be most worthy of the award who has completed an essay or a thesis on an aspect of Asian government, politics, or international relations.

    Award for Excellence in Geography

    $5,000 (subject to available funds)

    Made annually to a student completing an undergraduate degree with a major in Geography with the highest grade point average and who is commencing an Honours or Masters Degree in Geography, specialising in Human Geography.

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    Batterbee Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded to the best student with First Class or Second Class (First Division) Honours in Greek.

    Bernard Edward Murphy Memorial Prize

    $1,000 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to a student who completed a degree with Economics as the major subject and is engaged in the year of the Scholarship's tenure in an approved full-time course of postgraduate study at Victoria University of Wellington, the main focus of the course being economic theory, policy and research.

    Bernard Galvin Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    One prize is awarded annually in the School of Government to the student who, in the opinion of the Head of School, demonstrated the best application of economic analysis to public policy or public management.

    Bernard Randall Prize in Public Policy

    $600 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded annually to the student who completes a Master of International Relations and, in the year of the award, is judged to be the most worthy recipient.

    Beryl Hughes Prize in Women's Studies

    Approx. $500 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded annually to a student in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations who has completed an undergraduate or postgraduate essay or thesis in the area of women's studies.

    Biggs Family Prize in Poetry

    $3,000 (subject to available funds)

    The Biggs Family Prize in Poetry is awarded at the end of the Masters in Creative Writing course to enable a student to complete a manuscript for publication.

    The student would not necessarily currently be the best writer of poetry on the course.

    Bob Buckle Prize for Whangarei Boys & Whangarei Girls High School Students

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    To be eligible for this prize, students must:

    • be a graduate from either Whangarei Boys High School (WBHS) or Whangarei Girls High School (WGHS)
    • achieve a NCEA Level 3 certificate endorsed with Merit or Excellence
    • be enrolled in full-time course of study at Victoria University of Wellington, in any undergraduate degree, majoring in any subject.

    Body/Harris Prize for the Performance of a New Zealand Composition

    The prize will be valued at $500 if the winner is a single performer, and $1,000, divided equally, if a duo or ensemble wins the prize. In the latter case there is a non-binding expectation that the balance of the value of the prize will be made up from a portion of the annual grant made by the Lilburn Trust to the New Zealand School of Music, or by additional funding from the Lilburn Trust.

    • Applicant performers for the prize must be current students of the New Zealand School of Music. They may be studying at any level within the School, but do not have to be currently studying Performance.
    • If a candidate is a vocalist, they may have a professional accompanist.
    • Performers of any New Zealand composition are eligible for the Prize, not only those submitted for the composers' competition.
    • However, there is an expectation that one or more of the works submitted for the composers' competition will be recommended by the judging panel of that competition for entry to the performers' competition.
    • The New Zealand composition performed may be of any age.
    • Each entry should be between 4-10 minutes in length.
    • Submissions are to be made directly to the New Zealand School of Music.

    Bowen Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded annually to the postgraduate student who, in the year of the award, has completed an essay or a thesis on an aspect of British or European history, or the history of former British colonies.

    Brad McGann Film Writing Award

    $2,000 (subject to available funds)

    The award will be made to a student who has just completed the MA in Creative Writing, majoring in Scriptwriting, and who, through their folio of work, demonstrates that they have excellent potential as a film scriptwriter.

    Brave Use of Colour Award

    $250 (subject to available funds) and artists colour set

    To be eligible for this award, students must be enrolled in an Interior Architecture studio course at Victoria University of Wellington. Any project from INTA 211, INTA 212, INTA 311, INTA 312, INTA 411, and INTA 412 will be considered. The chosen project will demonstrate a brave use of colour, show use of colour that promotes wellbeing, and demonstrate a transformative use of colour.

    Bruce Dall Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the best Physics major at 100-level.

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    CPA Australia Prize in Accounting

    $500 cash prize as well as application fee ($206), first year membership fee ($364), and one segment enrolment ($1240)

    Sponsored by CPA Australia via the Victoria University Foundation, this prize is awarded to the most outstanding 3rd year student majoring in Accountancy. Students must be enrolled for study in the Bachelor of Commerce and Accountancy programme, which is accredited by CPA Australia towards fulfilling their core curriculum requirements.

    Chapman Tripp Prize

    $2,000 (subject to available funds)

    This award is awarded to the best student graduating LLB or LLB (Hons).

    Clare Galambos-Winter Prize in Holocaust Studies

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded annually to the student in History who, in the year of the award, has completed an essay on an aspect of the Holocaust and genocide and who is judged to be the best student of the year and most worthy of the award.

    Clifford Wallace Collins Memorial Trust

    Approx. $750

    The trust fund was established in 1980 to provide an annual award to support graduates of the University of Canterbury undertaking a course of study in Librarianship at a New Zealand university, and to commemorate the contribution made to the University and its library by Clifford Wallace Collins (1909-1979). Mr Collins was Librarian to Canterbury University College and the University of Canterbury from 1934 to 1971.

    Coleman-Brown Memorial Award

    $1,500 (subject to available funds)

    This award was established via the Victoria University Foundation to honour the memory of Felicity Giselle Coleman-Brown, 1954-1988, who was a graduate of the University of Michigan and Juris Doctor (1983), sometime student of Comparative Law at the University of Vienna, and an attorney-at-law. It is awarded to the best female LLB, including LLB Hons, student in the field of jurisprudence, especially American jurisprudence.

    Colin Patterson Memorial Prize

    Approx. $1,300 (book and cash) subject to available funds

    The prize and its associated fund was established by the family of Colin Patterson, a leading practitioner in Commercial and Company Law and Chairman of the Securities Commission, in recognition of his contribution to the discipline of law.
    It is awarded for the best piece of writing by a student in Commercial, Securities or Company Law.

    Concrete Prize

    $4,000 each plus travel and accommodation (See Regulations)

    Offered by the NZ Concrete Society, the selection for recipients shall be on the basis of the following criteria:
    * Recognition of excellence in environmental, architectural, and structural design and construction.
    * The research is aimed at enhancing knowledge in the application and use of concrete and cementitious materials.
    * Students show proven achievement in tertiary studies.
    * Students will be nominated from those undertaking their final year of undergraduate study and who are contemplating further postgraduate studies in the field of concrete and cementitious materials.

    Cotton Prize

    $300 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the best student in any Geology class.

    Cullen Employment Law Prizes

    1st place: $500

    2nd place: $300

    3rd place: $200

    These prizes are awarded annually on the recommendation of the Dean of Law, to the three top performing students of LAWS355 - Employment Law.

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    Dame Rosemary Horton Prize

    $250 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded annually to the student attending the class in INFO 525 who, in the opinion of the Director of the Master of Library and Information Studies, is the best student of the year and worthy of the award.

    David Carson-Parker Embassy Prize in Scriptwriting

    $3,000 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded annually to the writer of the best folio project in the Scriptwriting major of the MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University of Wellington.

    Doris Macdonald Award

    $3000 each (subject to available funds)

    Each year, up to two awards may be offered by the selection panel.

    • The award will be made annually on the basis of academic merit to a postgraduate student completing EPSY 535: Exploration of counselling theory and practice in an educational context.
    • The award is eligible only to postgraduate students enrolled in EPSY 535.
    • Selection is contingent on full-time enrolment as a student at Victoria University of Wellington.

    Dr F G Maskell Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    Students must complete their 300-level study in the School of Biological Sciences, and enrol for postgraduate study within the areas covered by the Ecology and Biodiversity teaching and research group.

    Dr Margaret L Bailey Award (Chemistry)

    $1,000 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is offered to a female student wishing to pursue postgraduate study within the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences. Eligible students must have recently completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Chemistry.

    Selection of the student will be based on the demonstration of interest and promise in the subject of chemistry, and financial necessity.

    Dr Margaret L Bailey Award (Mathematics)

    $1,000 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is offered to a female student wishing to pursue postgraduate study within the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Eligible students must have recently completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in mathematics or statistics.

    Selection of the student will be based on the demonstration of interest and promise in the subject of mathematics or statistics, and financial necessity.

    Dr W E Collins Prizes in English

    $500 each (subject to available funds)

    Students must be enrolled in:
    a. 100-level English Literature courses
    b. 200-level English Literature courses
    c. 300-level English Literature courses

    Dronke Prize for Drama

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    Recipients must be enrolled in any level of drama studies, whether in acting, directing, design, playwriting, criticism or research.

    The David Carleton Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    The award is for a student enrolled in either the 300 or 400 level courses that year, who has been a regular workshop user, working in the medium of timber and demonstrating a love and respect for the material, its properties and the making process.

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    E M Kingston Prize in Spanish

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded to students completing a BA Major in Spanish based on their course work at 300 level.

    Eichelbaum Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the best student studying a European language (other than French).

    Eileen Duggan Prize in New Zealand Literature

    $180 book and cash

    This prize arises from a fund subscribed by friends of Eileen Duggan to commemorate her contribution to poetry in New Zealand.
    It is awarded to the best undergraduate student of New Zealand Literature.

    English-Speaking Union Awards for Teachers of English

    Two awards of $500 (subject to available funds)

    Eligible students must be graduates of the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, who are pursuing a career in teaching English to speakers of other languages, either in New Zealand or overseas.

    Erasmus Scholarship

    2 awards at $750 each subject to available funds

    The Erasmus Scholarship was established by the late Mr D J Riddiford in 1962 to encourage the study of classical languages. It is open to school leavers and to students at Victoria University of Wellington who want to major in Greek or Latin.

    European Union Prizes

    1st Prize: $250 book voucher
    2nd Prize: $150 book voucher
    3rd Prize: $100 book voucher

    These prizes are awarded to undergraduate or postgraduate students who have completed an essay or thesis on an aspect of the European Union.

    Expressions Piano Trust Prize

    $3,000 (subject to available funds)

    This prize has been established by the Expressions Piano Trust, Upper Hutt, via the Victoria University Foundation to encourage performance students in Classical Piano at Te Kôkî, New Zealand School of Music (NZSM). It is an annual award for a full-time second year or above performance student progressing to further study in Classical Piano.

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    F P Wilson Prizes in New Zealand History

    a) $750 subject to available funds b) $500 subject to available funds

    Founded by the late Professor Francis Prendeville Wilson, Professor of History from 1921-1934, whose bequest was for the establishment of prizes or scholarships to promote the study of the history of New Zealand.
    They are for the:
    a) best thesis on topic of New Zealand history; and
    b) best essay on topic of New Zealand history at 300 or Honours level.

    Ferrier Award in Medicinal Chemistry

    Up to $1,000 (subject to available funds)

    To be eligible students must meet the following criteria:

    • Completed the MDDD as a full time student, achieving a GPA greater than or equal to 8.1 over the 180 point course.
    • Demonstrate a quality of mind that exemplifies the objectives of the Master programme.

    Flacks & Wong Prize in Company Law

    $1,000 (subject to available funds)

    The prize may be split where there is more than one recipient.

    The recipient must be enrolled in the Law School at Victoria University of Wellington, and taking LAWS360 - Company and Partnership Law.

    Florance Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    Students must have completed 300-level Physics, and enrol the following year for an Honours degree in Physics.

    Former Economics and Finance Staff : Student Award

    $1000 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is available only to Honours students, and Master's degree by course work in Economics and/or Finance students, who are completing their degree in the year of the award.

    Students completing Master's by thesis only, and Professional Master's degrees are not eligible. (For the avoidance of doubt, only students that complete graduate qualifications that explicitly lay the basis for entry to a PhD programme in Economics or Finance are eligible.)

    Fran Wright Memorial Prize in Criminal Law

    $250 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the LAWS 214 student, who, in the opinion of the teachers of that course, best continues the legacy of the late Fran Wright by approaching the study of criminal law with diligence, thoughtfulness and an excellent understanding of the social and policy implications of the New Zealand criminal law.

    French Government Prizes

    Certificate of achievement

    The French Government awards for excellence in French at 100, 200 and 300 level.

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    G G G Watson Award in Economics

    As determined by the Academic Board

    These awards arise from a bequest by Mr G G G Watson, C.M.G., M.A., LL.B., a distinguished graduate of and lecturer at Victoria University College, to encourage the study of Economics.
    The purpose of the awards shall be to defray the expenses of a research project in Economics for which no other funds are available.

    Geoff Murphy Emerging Filmmaker Award

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    Eligible students must be enrolled in the MFA (CP) film programme and have successfully completed all 400 level courses in the MFA (CP).

    Geoffrey A Rowan Memorial Bursary

    $1,000 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the best 300-level mathematics student who enrols for an Honours degree in mathematical sciences.

    Geoffrey Davies Memorial Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the student in the Master of International Relations programme who completed the extended research essay in international relations (INTP 589), and is considered worthy of the award.

    Gordon Orr Prize

    $1,000 (subject to available funds)

    To be eligible for the Prize a student must be Māori and attend at least 75% of the MPI tutorials for each of the 200-level law papers in which they are enrolled during the year for which the prize is awarded.

    No student will be eligible to win this Prize more than once.

    Graduate Women Wellington - Graduate Primary Teaching Award

    $2,000 each

    Sponsored by Graduate Women Wellington (previously the NZ Federation of Graduate Women, Wellington Branch) via the Victoria Foundation of Wellington, these two awards are for high achieving female Victoria University students entering their final (4th) year as nominated by the Wellington Faculty of Education of Victoria University of Wellington.

    Graduate Women Wellington - Graduate Scholarship

    Currently $4,000

    This prize is awarded annually by the Academic Board to the candidate who: (a) is deemed worthy of the award, and (b) would have been the next female in order of merit to be offered a VUW Graduate Award if sufficient funds had been available.

    Graduate Women Wellington - Graduate Secondary Teaching Award

    4 awards at $2,000 each

    Sponsored by Graduate Women Wellington (previously the NZ Federation of Graduate Women, Wellington Branch) via the Victoria Foundation of Wellington, these four awards are for female Victoria University students entering the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary).

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    Harold Large Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the best student in English literature of the Renaissance period.

    Holmes Prize in Public Policy

    $1,000 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded for the best research paper or thesis of 30 points or more in the Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Management, or Master of Strategic Studies programmes on an issue of public policy or public management of importance to New Zealand. All papers/theses must have been completed in the 12 months prior to the award.

    Hunter Memorial Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the best student in 100 level courses in the School of Psychology.

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    I L M Richardson Prize in Private Law

    $3,000 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded to students studying private law at Victoria University Law School. To be eligible, students must have completed all four compulsory private law subjects - Contract, Tort, Property and Equity.

    The prize will only be awarded to students 25 years or under.

    Ian Gordon Prize in Linguistics

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded for the best piece of completed research (essay, project, or thesis) on any aspect of the nature, structure, or use of the English language by an Honours or Masters student in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.

    Ilse B Steinberger Prize in Primary Teaching

    $1,000

    This prize has been established by Erica McLean via the Victoria University Foundation in memory of her mother, Ilse B Steinberger, a gifted teacher. One prize will be awarded annually to the top Graduate Diploma on Teaching (Primary) student or Masters of Teaching and Learning (Primary) student in the Wellington Faculty of Education who has achieved both academic excellence and excellence in their teaching performance in the relevant year.

    Institute of Public Administration New Zealand Prize

    $500

    Established by the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) via the Victoria University Foundation, one prize will be awarded annually to the best student in PUBL302 - Public Administration.

    Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Prize

    $500

    The Wellington Network of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) sponsors this prize for engineering students enrolled at Victoria University. The prize will be for the best student in their third year.

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    Janet Holmes Prize

    $1,000 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is offered to the top student in Discourse and Meaning (LING 321).

    Japanese Ambassador's Prize

    Cash and book subject to available funds

    This prize was established by the Japanese Ambassador to New Zealand in 1980, His Excellency Mr Takashi Oyamada, to mark the introduction of the course on Modern Japan. It is awarded to the best student in JAPA 211 or JAPA 221.

    Jenny Whitmarsh Award for Mathematics

    $200 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the best female student completing 45 points of 200-level mathematics and proceeding to 300-level mathematics.

    Jeya Wilson Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    Students must be enrolled in Political Science or International Relations and complete an essay or a thesis on an aspect of race relations.

    Jim Robb Memorial Prize in Sociology

    $600 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded to the student or students with the highest overall grades in their 200- and 300-level Sociology papers.

    Joan Mattingley and Charles Cameron Trust Travel Award

    $20,000 (subject to available funds)

    This award is open to undergraduate, Hons, postgraduate or PhD students for travel expenses, studying under the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, or New Zealand School of Music.

    Joan Metge Prize in Anthropology

    $300 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded to a student majoring in Cultural Anthropology for the most outstanding essay submitted as part of the course work of a 200- or 300-level Cultural Anthropology course.

    Students are not eligible for this prize if they are a previous recipient.

    John F Kennedy Prize in American Government and Politics

    $500 each (subject to available funds) - one undergraduate and one postgraduate student

    This prize is awarded and undergraduate and postgraduate student who has completed an essay or a thesis on an aspect of American government, politics or international relations.

    John F Kennedy Prize in American History

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the student in History who, in the year of the award, completed an essay or a thesis on an aspect of American history, or the history of New Zealand-United States relations, and judged to be the best student of the year.

    John Gamble Award in Geology

    $300 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded to a BSc (Hons), MSc, or PhD student in Geology who has shown a talent for original research involving field-work and laboratory investigation, as well as an ability to inspire enthusiasm and a sense of team-spirit in their fellow students.

    John Miller Awards in Social Justice & Community Development

    $1,000 each to two students

    The award is offered to one undergraduate and one postgraduate student. Eligible students must be enrolled at Victoria University of Wellington.

    No person may receive the award more than once (at either undergraduate level or postgraduate level, or both).

    John P Good Memorial Prize

    Book and cash subject to available funds

    This prize in memory of John P Good, a member of the Class in Pure Mathematics I in 1929, arises from a gift made by his parents, Mr and Mrs F.W. Good, in 1929 and augmented in 1984 by gifts from his brother, Mr D E Good, and the Wellington Mathematical Association. It is awarded to the best first year student taking at least 45 points of Mathematics.

    John Tinline Prize in English

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded to a student completed a BA degree, majoring in English (or English Language) and who is proceeding to BA (Hons) in English in the following year.

    Joseph Samuel Beaglehole Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the best student in Psychology 300-level courses, who is proceeding to Honours in Psychology.

    Joyce Liew Chui Ha Chan Essay Prize

    $3,000

    The Joyce (Liew Chui Ha) Chan essay award will be made for the best essay on a topic on Asian women completed by either a student in the final year of their BA degree majoring in Cultural Anthropology or Criminology or Sociology or Religious Studies, or an Honours student in Cultural Anthropology or Criminology or Sociology or Religious Studies.

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    K J Scott Memorial Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the best student completing a BA with Political Science or International Relations as their major subject.

    KPMG Prize in Taxation - TAXN 201

    $750

    This prize has been set up by KPMG via the Victoria University Foundation to recognise the top student completing TAXN 201: Taxation.

    Kapītī Chorale Award in Vocal Performance

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is offered to the most deserving voice student progressing from second into third year of study in classical performance. Consideration is given to academic merit and sustained effort.

    Kirk Prize in Biology

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the best student enrolled in specified 30 points of 100-level courses in Biology.

    Korean Ambassador's Prizes

    $350 (Book vouchers)

    This prize was established by the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to New Zealand in 2004, His Excellency Mr Jung-seung Shin, to encourage research and scholarship on aspects of Korean politics and international relations. One prize each may be awarded annually to the undergraduate, honours, and MA or PhD student judged to be most worthy of the award who, in the year of the award, has completed an essay or a thesis on an aspect of Korean politics or international relations.

    Koutaissoff Prize

    Book and cash subject to available funds

    This prize arises from a fund established by Elisabeth Koutaissoff, Professor of the Russian Department, and is awarded for the best work in some aspect of Italian civilisation.

    The Khanna Prize in Management Accounting

    The value of the Prize shall be approximately $150, or as determined by the Academic Board after consideration of the income from the fund. If in any year for whatever reason the Prize is not awarded, the income for that year shall be added to the fund. If for whatever reason the Prize has not been awarded over a five year period, the Faculty of Commerce and Administration shall make a recommendation to the Academic Board regarding the conditions for the award of the Prize in subsequent years.

    The Prize arises from a fund donated in 1991. The Prize shall be awarded annually by the Academic Board, on the recommendation of the Head of School, Accounting and Commercial Law, to the best student attending the Current Issues in Management Accounting course (ACCY 402). If, in any year, this course is not offered, the Prize shall be awarded to the best student in any 400- or 500-level Management Accounting course, or any other course having Management Accounting as a component, within the Faculty of Commerce and Administration.

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    Lady Todd Memorial Prize in Nursing and Midwifery

    $3,000

    This prize, established to mark the centenary of the Todd family in New Zealand and in memory of Lady Todd, is provided annually by members of the Todd family. It is awarded to the best student enrolled for postgraduate study in Nursing and Midwifery.

    Laywood and Joyce Chan Awards

    Approx. $7,500 each subject to available funds

    The two awards provided by Laywood and the late Joyce Chan via the Victoria University Foundation are intended to encourage students going on to postgraduate study with a focus on China, the Chinese language, and the contribution of the Chinese community to New Zealand. The awards are made to postgraduate students (Honours, Masters or PhD) in Chinese language and to postgraduate students undertaking research in Chinese history, politics or international relations. A focus on the contribution of the Chinese community to New Zealand is encouraged.

    Lilburn Trust NZSM Composition Award

    The value of the awards offered is at the discretion of the jury, and may vary from year to year.

    A jury of three experts in the field of composition and performance will choose the winners from amongst the works presented at the annual Lilburn Trust NZSM Composers Competition Concert, usually held in September/October. The jury will be present at the concert and will collectively select the winners immediately following the concert. The winners will be announced at a ceremony following the concert.

    Linguistics Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the best student of the year completing a Bachelor's degree with a major in Linguistics.

    Lissie Rathbone Award

    $1,000 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the top student in English and/or History at 100 level who has been a recipient for that year of a Victoria Excellence Scholarship (or any other scholarship offered at entry level based on academic merit) and who - at the time of the award - is enrolled in English and/or History at 200 level.

    The recipient must be enrolled in 200-level English and/or History before payment can be made.

    Lord Cooke of Thorndon Prize

    $1,000 (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to a student who has achieved an outstanding result in his or her law courses, is commencing the Honours programme, and is considered to be the best student entering that programme.

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    MPA Awards CPA Australia Prize for the most outstanding student completing the MPA degree.

    $500 cash plus one year's associate membership and one professional level segment (to the value of NZ$1,250) which is to be presented to the recipient at a prize-giving to be organised by the faculty.

    CPA Australia is one of the world's largest accounting bodies with a global membership of more than 150,000 members working in 120 countries around the world, with more than 25,000 members working in senior leadership positions. CPA Australia want to support high achieving students studying Accountancy and Finance at Victoria University.

    Macmorran Prize for Mathematics

    Book and cash subject to available funds

    This prize arises from a bequest by Margaret Macmorran in 1939 and subsequent contributions from Mr R C Macmorran in 1948 and Mrs Maggie Usher in 1961. It is awarded to the best student completing 45 points of 200-level Mathematics.

    Madle Prize in Classics

    $500

    The 'Madle Prize in Classics' will be awarded to the best mature student (over the age of 25)studying Greek or Roman History.

    Makower McBeath & Co Ltd Staff Prize

    Subject to available funds

    This prize arises from a gift made in 1949 by the Directors and staff of M Makower & Co Ltd, England, in recognition of the generosity of their New Zealand colleagues, extending over the many years, in providing food parcels for the members of the staff of the firm in England and their families. It is awarded to the best student in ECON 130.

    Margaret Clark Prize

    $500 (subject to funds available)

    The prize is awarded to the Honours student in the Political Science and International Relations Programme judged to be the most worthy who, in the year of the award, has completed an essay on an aspect of NZ government, politics or international relations.

    Maritime Law Prize

    $500

    The prize shall be awarded to the student attending the class in Maritime Law (LAWS351) who in the opinion of the course coodinator, is the best student of the semester in this class and worthy of the award.

    Master of Applied Finance Prize

    $300 (subject to available funds)

    This prize originates from residual funds from sponsorships raised by the Victoria University Foundation to support improvement in the quality of financial journalism. The Master of Applied Finance (MAF) Prize is considered to be in close sympathy with that original purpose and is awarded to the top full-time student completing study requirements for the MAF degree.

    Matthew Trundle Award in Classics

    $5,000 (subject to available funds)

    The prize acknowledges academic excellence for a student completing their second year of study majoring in Classics at Victoria University of Wellington.

    Maurice Gee Prize in Children's Writing

    $400 (subject to available funds)

    This is awarded to the author of the best folio in Victoria University of Wellington's undergraduate children's writing workshops.

    Maurice Goldsmith Prize

    $500

    This prize, established in 2001 via the Victoria University Foundation, arises from a fund donated by Maurice Goldsmith, Emeritus Professor of Political Theory at the University of Exeter and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Victoria University of Wellington. It is awarded annually to the students completing undergraduate and honours degrees in Philosophy in the year of the award and who in the opinion of the Head of the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations are the best students of the year and are worthy of the award.

    Mossman Maori/Pasifika Art History Prize

    2 x $750 (one Maori, one Pasifika—subject to available funds)

    These prizes are offered to New Zealand-based Maori and Pasifika students who have the best average grade in two 100-level Art History courses and who are intending to Major in Art History. To be eligible for the award, recipients must enrol for full-time study at the 200-level of an Art History course in the following year at Victoria University of Wellington.

    Mourra Prize for Skilled Migrants

    $1,000 (subject to available funds)

    Applicants must be enrolled in the Workplace Communication for Skilled Migrants programme.

    Students will be asked to write an essay of no more than 1000 words on a topic to be selected by the donor in conjunction with the Course Coordinator, the Workplace Communication for Skilled Migrants. Students will be required to submit their essay to the Director, English Language Institute.

    Selection will be based on:

    • quality of English
    • the depth of argument, and
    • student aspirations or experiences.

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    N N Danilow Prize in Latin

    $400 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded to the best student in 300 level Latin.
    Students must be a New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

    NZ Architects' Co-Operative Society Prize

    $500 each (subject to available funds)

    These prizes are awarded for excellence in Practice Management Processes which lead to prudent risk management in architecture. They are offered to the top third and fourth year students _ SARC362 Introduction to Practice and Management, and SARC461 Professional Practice.

    NZ Law Review Prize

    One year's subscription to NZ Law Review

    The Legal Research Foundation and the New Zealand Law Review together set up this prize to recognise the three best students who
    1. have completed in the year of the award their final 200 level LAWS courses; and
    2. in the opinion of the Dean of Law have achieved the best work in aggregate over the four 200 level LAWS courses.

    NZIA Group Student Design Awards

    Cash, travel vouchers, tickets to industry events and book packages.

    The NZ Institute of Architects (NZIA), via the Victoria University Foundation, has established these awards to:
    1. Acknowledge design excellence in students of Architecture.
    2. Signal to the profession, the industry and the public that a major talent has been discovered.
    3. Assist in a positive relationship between students of Architecture and the NZIA.

    All prizes and awards relate to the design projects undertaken by all students of Architecture in Studio. The awards are for Years 1-4 inclusive, and for Year 5.

    NZIIA (Wellington) Prize in International Relations

    $250 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded to the student in the Political Science and International Relations Programme who completed the best essay in the first year course (INTP 113) on international relations.

    NZILA Insurance Law Prize

    $500

    This award is provided by the New Zealand Insurance Law Association (NZILA). The award is linked in with the teaching of the LAWS358 course.

    NZILA Student Awards (University End of Year)

    The Supreme prize consists of $500 (or a sum as agreed by the Committee) + one year's free graduate membership + certificate for one student winner per tertiary institute.

    NZILA sponsor three awards (9 prizes in total) annually to each Educational Provider in the following categories:

    1. NZILA Supreme Student Award - Final Year Student
    2. NZILA Award of Excellence - Best student in the Second to last year
    3. NZILA Award of Excellence - Best student in the Third to last year

    NZSM Cello Award

    $1,000 plus the use of an excellent Luis and Clark carbon fibre cello.

    This award was established in 2018 by the New Zealand School of Music for a student who is in need of an instrument and who shows promise for a professional career in cello. The recipient and cello will be featured annually in a public concert.

    NZSM Director's Awards

    From $500, up to $2,000 per award. Awards over $1,000 will be paid in two instalments, one payment at the beginning of trimester 1 and one payment at the beginning of trimester two.

    As part of the auditions for entrance into the first year at NZSM, students will be ranked on their performance and top ranked students will receive prizes of approximately $2,000 per student. Additional scholarships of approximately $500 will be available for students experiencing financial hardship.

    New Zealand Indonesia Association Gamelan Prizes

    $250 each cash and/or book and a certificate

    These prizes are provided annually by the New Zealand Indonesia Association (Wellington) via the Victoria University Foundation. The prizes shall be available to NZSM student performers in the Javanese 'Padhang Moncar' and/or Balinese 'Taniwha Jaya' gamelan orchestras whom the NZSM deems to have made
    1. the most outstanding contribution to gamelan playing (Javanese) at an introductory level; and
    2. the most outstanding contribution to gamelan playing (Balinese) at a more advanced level.

    New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Prizes

    $300 each (subject to available funds)

    Students must be enrolled in Chemistry and/or Biochemistry subjects at Victoria University of Wellington Chemistry and Biochemistry.

    New Zealand School of Music Award in Cello Performance

    $1,300 - $1,500 annually subject to finance available (SFA).

    This prize was established by a private donor, via the University of Wellington Foundation in 2018, to recognise excellence in cello performance by postgraduate students at the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington.

    Niland Prize in Jazz Composition

    $250 (subject to available funds)

    One prize will be awarded annually to an NZSM student, who (a) is enrolled in jazz papers, (b) intends to continue her/his studies in the next academic year, and (c) submits the best composition in a jazz idiom.

    Where relevant, preference may be given to composers who are also performers as well as to those writing in jazz styles which reference or develop the jazz standard form that the Ruth and Joe Niland loved.

    Noel Ryder Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded to a student attending 200-level Physics classes which involve both theoretical and laboratory work.

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    Osborne Prize in Art History

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    Students must be enrolled in at least two 100 level ARTH courses during Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 of a calendar year.

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    Pablo Etchegoin Prize in Experimental Physics

    $250 (subject to available funds)

    The purpose of the award is to recognise outstanding performance in 300 level physics, with particular note of laboratory work, by a student majoring in physics or applied physics, as established by performance in the first trimester of each academic year.

    Pacific Politics Prize

    Subject to available funds

    The prize is awarded annually to a student in Political Science or International Relations who has completed an essay or a thesis on an aspect of Pacific Islands' government, politics, and international relations and is considered worthy of the award.

    Preference may be given to students of Pasifika descent.

    Philip Neill Memorial Prize in Music

    $1,500

    This prize is open to all past and present students of a university in New Zealand and is awarded via the University of Otago for excellence in original composition.

    Political Theory Prize

    Subject to available funds

    The prize is awarded annually to the student in Political Science or International Relations who completes an essay or a thesis on any topic within the field of political theory and is considered worthy of the award.

    Prime Minister's Prize in Public Management

    $500

    This prize is awarded annually to the graduate of the Master of Public Management who has achieved the best all-round academic performance of all those graduating in the year.

    Prime Minister's Prize in Public Policy

    $500

    This prize is awarded annually to the graduate of the Master of Public Policy who has achieved the best all-round academic performance of all those graduating in the year.

    Prime Minister's Prize in Strategic Studies

    $1,000

    This prize is awarded annually to the graduate of the Master of Strategic Studies who has achieved the best all-round academic performance of all those graduating in the year.

    Prize for Film Studies

    Subject to available funds

    This prize arises from a fund established by the Wai-te-ata Press in 1986 and is awarded to the best undergraduate or graduate student completing courses in film history, criticism or production.

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    Quentin Baxter Prizes in Law

    $500 each (subject to available funds)

    Every year, the Law Faculty awards prizes and scholarships to students in recognition of their hard work and talents with many being named after earlier alumni or staff. These two prizes are named for the late Quentin Quentin-Baxter, a former Law Professor at Victoria University of Wellington. The prizes are:
    1. Top Student International Law (LAWS 340).
    2. LLM Prize in Public and International Law - for the best piece of research on Public Law, International Law, or law relating to indigenous peoples or the laws of the Pacific.

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    R S V Simpson Salient Prize

    $400

    This prize arises from a gift in 1968 from R S V Simpson to the Students' Association to mark the 30th year of publication of Salient. "Comment is free but facts are sacred" (C P Scott of the Manchester Guardian). Now administered via the Victoria University Foundation, it is awarded for the best published news or feature article written by an undergraduate of Victoria University of Wellington who is either a member of the editorial staff of Salient, or a contributor.

    R W Steele Scholarship in Accountancy

    Subject to available funds

    This scholarship was established via the Victoria University Foundation in 1994 by colleagues and friends of Mr R W Steele to mark the contribution of Mr Steele to the accounting profession. It will be awarded to the student(s) judged most worthy of the award on the basis of academic performance in Part 1 of the MCA degree.

    Rere Beckway Pianoforte Performance Award

    $250 (for books, recordings or music scores)

    This prize arises from a fund donated by Miss Rere Beckway in 1981 and is awarded to a student enrolled with the NZ School of Music, completing a Bachelor's Degree. It is awarded on the basis of merit in pianoforte performance.

    Robert Orr McGechan Memorial Prize

    $250 (subject to available funds)

    This prize arises from a fund subscribed by students, staff and friends of Victoria University of Wellington to commemorate the work of Professor Robert Orr McGechan in the Chair of Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law 1940-1954. It is awarded for the best work for Victoria University of Wellington Law Review.

    Roderic Alley Prize in Human Rights

    $1,000

    This prize was established in 2004 via the Victoria University Foundation in honour of Dr Roderic Alley on the occasion of his retirement from Political Science and International Relations after a career that began in 1967. The prize shall be awarded annually to the student in Political Science or International Relations judged to be most worthy of the award who, in the year of the award, has completed an essay or a thesis on an aspect of human rights.

    Rotary Club of Wellington Music Prizes

    Up to $1,500 each subject to available funds

    These prizes, estabalished in 2002 via the Victoria University Foundation, are made possible by a trust fund established by Sir Roy McKenzie. Two prizes are available each year, one for a classical performance student and one for a jazz performance student. They are awarded on merit, based on the performance and potential of students and are made available to assist with study at either 300 on Honours level.

    The winner is invited to give a short performance at one of the lunches of the Wellington Rotary Club.

    Rotary Club of Wellington Postgraduate Music Prize

    $2,500

    This prize was established in 2009 by the Rotary Club of Wellington, with the support of a grant from the John Illott Charitable Trust, to acknowledge the top student undertaking Music at Honours level who is undertaking further study.

    Rotary Club of Wellington Science Prizes

    Subject to funds available

    In 1999, in order to mark Victoria University's centennial, the Rotary Club of Wellington endowed nine prizes via the Victoria University Foundation for first-year science study. The prizes are offered in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and Statistics.

    Roy Jack Prize for String Players

    $50

    This prize arises from a fund donated by Sir Roy Jack shortly before his death in 1977, and is awarded for merit in performance to a student enrolled with the NZ School of Music in a performance course on a bowed string instrument.

    Ruka Te Rangiâhuta Broughton Memorial Award

    The award will be a taonga which is clearly Mâori in appearance and which is excellent in quality.

    This award was established in 1987 as a memorial to the late Ruka Broughton, Lecturer in Maori Studies, who died 17 April 1986. The object of the award is to recognise and encourage students to pursue with excellence and determination, proficiency in the skills of Maoritanga, such as whaikorero (oratory), waiata (traditional music), waiata-a-ringa (action songs), karanga (ceremonial call), and te reo (speaking the language). Candidates for the award must have majored in Mâori Studies or are currently taking MAOR 311 and MAOR 313.

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    School of Economics & Finance Prize in 2nd Year Macroeconomics

    $150

    This prize shall be known as the School of Economics and Finance Prize in Second Year Macroeconomics and is awarded annually to the student judged by the Head of the School of Economics to be the best student in ECON 202 and who is worthy of the award.

    School of Economics & Finance Prize in 2nd Year Microeconomics

    $150

    This prize shall be known as the School of Economics and Finance Prize in Microeconomics and is awarded annually to the student judged by the Head of the School of Economics to be the best student in ECON 201 and who is worthy of the award.

    School of Economics and Finance Prize in Economics

    $100

    The prize shall be known as the School of Economics and Finance Prize in Economics and is awarded annually to the student judged by the Head of the School of Economics to be the best student in ECON 140.

    Shayle Searle Prize in Statistics

    $400 (subject to available funds)

    This prize was established in 1998 by Dr Shayle R Searle through the U.S. Friends of Victoria and the Victoria University Foundation in appreciation of his 1950 Victoria University M.A. in Mathematics having been of lasting value to his 1962-1995 career in the U.S.A. It is awarded to the best student in STAT 193.

    Sir Desmond Todd Memorial Prizes

    $3,000 each

    These prizes, established to mark the centenary of the Todd family in New Zealand and in memory of Sir Desmond Todd, are provided annually by members of the Todd family. There are two prizes:
    1. for the best student completing a thesis in Political Science and International Relations for the degree of MA.
    2. for the best student completing a thesis in Political Science and International Relations for the degree of PhD.

    Sir John Marshall Scholarship

    $1,000 for a full-time student OR $500 for a part-time student

    This scholarship was established in 1980 by the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Rt. Hon. Sir John Marshall, GBE, CH, BA, LLM, Hon. LLD, to encourage the study of Political Science at Victoria University. It shall be awarded to a full-time student (or a part-time student not in paid employment) who is enrolled in 200 level POLS courses and who is intending to major in Politics.

    Sir John McGrath Prize in Public Law

    Subject to available funds - one prize awarded annually.

    The prize is awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Law to the student who, at the completion of their degree, showed the most overall proficiency and promise in the field of public law.

    Sir Paul Callaghan Prize

    $250 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded to the top student in trimester 1, 400-level physics.

    Sir Thomas Hunter Prize

    Approx. $3,000 subject to available funds

    This prize has been funded in perpetuity, via the Victoria University Foundation, from a bequest by the late Mrs Moira (Babs) White in honour of her grandfather Sir Thomas Hunter. The prize is to assist Honours students in Psychology who are continuing on to postgraduate study and shall be awarded to the student who earned the highest grade for his/her fourth year research project in Psychology and who is undertaking postgraduate study for at least another two trimesters.

    Sir Walter Nash Prize

    Subject to available funds

    This prize arises from a fund raised in recognition of the service given by the Rt Hon. Sir Walter Nash, CH, to the Labour Movement, and donated by him to Victoria University to be used for improving relations between the races of the world.
    It is awarded for the best essay on a topical subject, of the candidate's own choice, dealing with peace, conflict resolution or the improvement of relations between the different races, nations and peoples of the world.

    Sociolinguistics Prize

    $1,000 (subject to available funds)

    Professor Janet Holmes established this prize in 2013, via the Victoria University Foundation, to encourage students of Sociolinguistics at Victoria University to continue to postgraduate study. The award is to recognise top students in Advanced Sociolinguistics (LING 330) in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University, a course which is offered every two years.

    Spanish Embassy Essay Prize

    $400 (subject to available funds)

    1. The essay shall be no more than 500 words written in Spanish on a topic to be selected by the Spanish Embassy in conjunction with the Spanish Programme at Victoria University.
    2. The student must be enrolled in a Spanish course at Victoria University of Wellington.
    3. The prize shall be awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the Spanish Embassy and the Spanish Programme at Victoria University, writes the best essay that is worthy of the award.
    4. Students are to submit their essay to the Director of the Spanish Programme, Victoria University of Wellington.

    Speaker's Prize

    $1,000

    This prize, established in 2002 by the Rt Hon. Jonathan Hunt, is provided annually by the Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives to encourage excellence among students taking part in the parliamentary internship Honours course offered by the Political Science and International Relations programme.

    Story Inc Prize for Poetry

    $400

    In 2000, Wellington exhibition design company Story! Inc created a permanent installation called the "Wall of Words" in the lobby of the Royal Sun Alliance building in Auckland. The Wall uses over 80 New Zealand quotations to create an expression of our national identity. What could be more appropriate than a prize for New Zealand's next generation of poets? The prize is awarded by the on the basis of literary merit when the Victoria Undergraduate Poetry Workshop is completed. A copy of the selected work will be sent to Story Inc before the prize is awarded.

    Susan Rhind Award in Composition

    Between $1000 - $5000 per award based on the available funds and number of awards given in any year.

    Recipients must be enrolled in a postgraduate degree at the New Zealand School of Music, majoring in Composition/Sonic Art, on 10 February of the year of award. To be eligible, students must be at the start of a postgraduate degree or be in the first three months of postgraduate study. Doctoral students in the first two years of study, however, are also eligible. Commissioned works must be completed within the calendar year of the award. Previous recipients are not disqualified from receiving an award in subsequent years, although consideration may be given to the benefits of making awards to a range of different composers. Recipients must be 18 or older and must have been for a period of five years immediately preceding the making of the award a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.

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    Thomas Prize in Mooting

    Subject to available funds

    This prize is to recognise the Best Speaker at the annual Mooting Final held by the Law Faculty at Victoria University. An award is also given to the first runner up at this final.

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    Val Gormly Memorial Prize

    $500

    This prize was established in 2009, via the Victoria University Foundation, by Derek Levett in memory of Val Gormly. It is awarded to the most successful student, in terms of total marks/grades obtained throughout the year, in Property Law 301.

    Vere-Jones Prize for Statistics

    $500

    This prize is funded annually by the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research for those who are completing an undergraduate degree in Statistics.

    VicBooks Awards for Best Tutors

    $75 each

    The VicBooks Awards for Best Tutors are annual awards which aim to acknowledge the best tutor in each of LAWS 211, 212, 213, 214, 301 as demonstrated by:
    1. the results of the tutors' University Teaching & Development (UTDC) "Student Feedback on Tutoring" evaluations, and
    2. the tutors' performance and fulfilment of their role as prescribed in their job description and employment contract.

    There are five awards: one for each of LAWS211, 212, 213, 214 and 301.

    Vickerman Engineering Award

    Subject to available funds

    This award arises from a bequest by Hugh Vickerman in 1960 to provide a scholarship, bursary or prize to students enrolled at the University to pursue professional engineering studies. The award shall be open to any student taking the Engineering Intermediate Examination (or any substituted or equivalent examination) including students taking the first year of a Bachelor of Engineering at the Victoria University of Wellington.
    The award shall be made annually to the student who in the opinion of the Dean of the Wellington Faculty of Science has done the best work in the year in which he/she qualifies for the award and is deemed to be worthy of the award.

    Victoria NIWA Science Fair Innovation Prize

    Up to $5,000 towards first-year living costs at Victoria University of Wellington

    This prize was established in 2011 and is offered to the most innovative class 5 project (Years 11-13) in the annual NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair and must be taken the year following completion of secondary school.

    Victoria Physical Geography Prize

    $300

    This prize was established at the time of the Earth Sciences Centenary in 2009 to honour the work of Michael Crozier as the first Professor of Geomorphology at Victoria University Wellington. It shall be awarded to the student who has achieved excellent results in 300 level physical geography courses and who is judged most likely to continue to achieve excellent results in postgraduate study.

    Victoria Second Year Geology Prize

    $300 (dependent on funds)

    This prize was established at the time of the Earth Sciences Centenary in 2009 to honour the work of Paul Vella, a first professor in Paleoecology at Victoria University Wellington. The prize recognises the student with the overall best results in the 200 level ESCI Geology courses and who is judged most likely to continue to achieve excellent results in undergraduate study.

    Selection criteria
    The prize will be awarded to a 2nd year Geology student(s) with the overall best results in the 200 level Geology courses, and who is judged most likely to continue to achieve excellent results in undergraduate study.

    Victoria University of Wellington Ensemble Music Performance Award

    This award is made through an endowment and so the amount available each year will depend on the funds available.

    The prize was established by a private donor, via the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation, in 2016, to recognise excellence in ensemble playing and to cultivate a love of classical chamber music by undergraduate students at Victoria University of Wellington's Te Koki New Zealand School of Music.

    Victoria University of Wellington Essay Prizes in Classics

    Subject to available funds

    These prizes were established in 1985 and arise from a donation by Dr W G C Paterson, MD (NZ), MRCP (Lond), FRACP. The purpose of the prizes is to increase the interest in Classical Civilisation.
    The prizes are for:
    1. the best essay on a subject concerned with aspects of classical civilisation and its connection with the modern world as prescribed by the Director of the Classics Programme; and
    2. the best essay from a student enrolled in Classical Studies at 300 or Honours level.

    Virginia Rose Burns Award

    $500

    The recipient should be a student undertaking a Masters thesis through the School of Psychology at Victoria. The recipient will be chosen on the basis of academic merit and the proposal of research on a cutting-edge or innovative topic.

    Von Zedlitz Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    The prize is awarded to the best student in French.

    If no French student worthy of the award, the prize may be awarded to a student of any modern foreign language taught at the Victoria University of Wellington.

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    Wai-te-ata Press Shakespeare Prize

    $500 (subject to available funds)

    The prize shall be open to any student enrolled in ENGL courses numbered 200-499, or who is enrolled for a research degree in English.

    Watters Prize in Development Studies

    Subject to available funds

    Arising from a donation made to Victoria University, this prize is awarded to the best student completing the Masters of Development Studies Programme. The award will be based on performance in both papers and the thesis, and will be decided by the Director of the Programme, in consultation with the Institute of Geography.

    Wellington Faculty of Health Dean's Prize

    $1000 each (subject to available funds)

    This prize is awarded to the top academic student studying towards a Bachelor of Health in each year of the undergraduate degree. Recipients must have been taking at least 100 points during that period.

    Wellington School of Business and Government Excellence Awards

    Monetary value varies from being $0 - $500.

    A number of Excellence Awards have been established through Wellington School of Business and Government to recognise the achievements of students in the various disciplines of e-Commerce and Information Systems; Economics; Finance; International Business; Marketing; Public Policy; Accounting; Commercial Law; Management; Tourism Management.

    Wellington School of Business and Government Offshore Case Competition

    $3,000 per student for up to four students per offshore competition. A reduced prize may be awarded to enable more offshore competitions to be attended.

    Selection is based on the performance of teams and individuals. This is evaluated throughout the year by panels of judges in local and SDS case competitions. It is also evaluated by judges of the Marketing Brand and Stock Valuation Challenges. Selection is also based on student service activities such as organising competitions, mentoring high school and VBC participants, and engaging with judges.

    Wiremu Parker Memorial Award

    The award will be a taonga which reflects the fields of endeavour and interests of Wiremu Parker.

    An award known as Te Tohu Whakamaumaharatanga ki a Wiremu Parker (The Wiremu Parker Memorial Award) was established in 1988 as a memorial to the late Dr Wiremu Parker (Hon. D. Lit.) who died 10 November 1986. It is awarded to recognise notable academic achievement, and to pay special tribute to the contributions made by the recipient to the cultural life of Te Herenga Waka whanau. Candidates must be of the status of taipakeke (mature student) and should have either passed the Tohu Moritanga (Diploma in Maoritanga) or be a Maori Studies major for the Bachelor of Arts Degree.

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    Zander & Durden Families Prize in History

    $300 - $500 (subject to available funds)

    This prize was established in 2004 via the Victoria University Foundation to encourage postgraduate study in History. The prize was made possible through a bequest from Channa Durden in memory of her sister Esther Zander and is offered in honour of family members who studied at Victoria University of Wellington. Ir is awarded to the student judged to be most worthy who has completed an MA or PhD thesis in History.