Prize details

K J Scott Memorial Prize


$500 (subject to available funds)

Closing date:

No application required


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


This prize was established in memory of Kenneth John Scott, Senior Lecturer in Political Science 1946-60 and Professor of Political Science and Public Administration 1960-61. It arises from a fund subscribed by students, staff, and friends.

The prize is awarded annually to the student who, in the year of the award, completes a Bachelor of Arts degree with Political Science or International Relations as his or her major subject, and is the best student of the year and is worthy of the award.

The prize is awarded on the recommendation of the Head of the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations in consultation with the academic staff and Head of Programme in Political Science and International Relations.

The value of the prize, in any year, shall be determined after consideration of the income from the fund. If in any year the income from the fund or any part thereof is not expended, it may be added to the fund.

Recipients' names will be inscribed on the Honours Board at the premises of the Political Science and International Relations programme.

Recipients will be asked to write a letter of thanks, which will be forwarded appropriately.