Prize details

Gwenda Josephine Hurst Memorial Prize in Geography


$500 (subject to available funds)

Closing date:

No application required


This prize is awarded to the best student completing an Honours degree in Geography.


This prize arises from a gift made in 1980 by Mr F J E Hurst to commemorate his wife Gwenda Josephine Hurst, a former student of Victoria University College.

The prize is offered annually and is awarded to the student completing an Honours degree in Geography or Physical Geography who, in the opinion of the Head of the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, is the best student of the year in the course and is worthy of the prize.

The value of the prize, in any year, will be determined after consideration of the income from the fund.

The recipient is encouraged to use the prize money to purchase a book, or books.

The recipient will be asked to write a letter of appreciation, which will be forwarded appropriately.