School of Environmental and Rural Science

The School of Environmental and Rural Science offers a number of prizes that are awarded each year, funded by various donors. These prizes are a method of recognising outstanding performance by students. The Terms and Conditions vary for each Prize and can be found below.

Prize Value Terms Current Recipient
Rev E Norman McKie Memorial Scholarship$600Awarded to the undergraduate enrolled for the Bachelor of Science, if of sufficient merit, who most distinguishes himself or herself during his/her course and who is proceeding to a fourth year Honours course in Botany or Geology; particular weight given to performance in the soil and plant sciences. 
Kinghorn Prize in Genetics$200To be awarded annually to the students, if of sufficient merit, who have achieved the best result in GENE251 and GENE351Ariella Moser
Australian Society Parasitology Undergraduate Prize$400Awarded annually to the student, if of sufficient merit, who receives the highest mark in ZOOL329/529 
Ecology Staff Prize for 1st year$100Awarded to the student, if of sufficient merit, who has achieved the most outstanding academic record in the first year of the Bachelor of EcologyGenia Cowell
Haddon Forrester King Prize$500Awarded in honour of Dr H F King, to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or Bachelor of GeoScience student who has a meritorious performance in 200 and 300 level GEOL units and who proceeds to enrol in GEOL400 as a BSc with honours student in the University 
The School of ERS Prize in Rural Science$400The prize shall be awarded to the student who, having a satisfactory academic record in the Bachelor of Agriculture or the Bachelor of Rural Science or the Bachelor of Livestock Science, has made the most significant contribution to the function of the School of Environmental and Rural Science over the past year or years in relation to all aspects of student welfare, staff/student relations, contributions to School affairs and publications, and assistance on field trips. The prize may be sharedMeg Rice
NCW Beadle Prizes in Botany$150Awarded annually to the student(s), if of sufficient merit, who receives their highest grade in a calendar year in 200 or 300 level Botany units.Shelley Rowntree
Shannon Leo
Phillip Martin 
Alec Lazenby Prize in Agronomy$175Awarded on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Environmental and Rural Science to the Rural Science undergraduate, if of sufficient merit, who has achieved the best results in second and third year units in both plant and soil science offered in Agronomy and Soil ScienceAnnie Warren
G Kalocsai Prize Geochemistry 303-1$175Awarded on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Environmental and Rural Science, to the undergraduate, if of sufficient merit, who achieves the best result in 300 level GeochemistryAdelaide Scheimer
Hassan Mazloumi Memorial Award$250Awarded to a full time undergraduate, if of sufficient merit, enrolled in the Bachelor of Rural Science who has most distinguished himself or herself in 100 and 200 level units in Soil Science or their equivalent, and who is proceeding to enrol in a 300 or 400 level unit in Soil Science, and enrols in RUSC490 on a soil science topic. The award is to provide financial assistance for travel, books, and maintenance related to the fourth year Project. 
Prof John Burton Memorial Prize in Natural Resources$250To be awarded annually to a student enrolled in a program for the degree of Bachelor of Natural Resources, who, if of sufficient merit, has the most distinguished record in the fourth year of the degree program 
Sir James Murdoch Scholarship$450Awarded to the undergraduate who shows the greatest proficiency in each of first, second and third years and who is proceeding to the succeeding year of the course in the Bachelor of Rural Science or the Bachelor of Livestock Science. In the case of equal merit the award is to be made to the student most in need of financial assistance. If in any year there is no student of sufficient merit, the scholarship will not be awardedMelissa Edwards
R & H Robertson-Cuninghame Prize$300Awarded to the undergraduate, if of sufficient merit, who most distinguishes himself or herself in the third year examinations for the Bachelor of Natural Resources degree 
J Doyle Memorial Fund$750Awarded to a student who has completed at least one year of postgraduate study in any faculty of School of the University and is undertaking research on a topic specifically relating to soil erosion, watershed management or re-afforestation which has some immedidate practical application under Australian conditions. Grant of $750 to provide special travel in association with the research project, e.g. conferences; or special items of equipment and books related to the research projectGavin Peck
Weed Society of NSW Prize$100$100 plus 12 months honorary membership of the Society. Awarded to the student enrolled in the Bachelor of Rural Science degree who, if of sufficient merit, is judged by the School of Environmental and Rural Science to have distinguished himself or herself in most in AGRO422 and progresses to RUSC490 to undertake a weed related project. 
Alex and Selma Stock Memorial Prize in Zoology$200Awarded on the recommendation of the Discipline of Zoology to a candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Science with honours or Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours whose candidature is being supervised within ZoologyCarly Bagnell
Fletcher Conservation Prize$500Student receiving the highest mark, if of sufficient merit, for the unit EM353/553 Conservation Biology 
Acram Taji Bursary$500Awarded to a female student who is entering the final year of a Bachelor of Rural Science or Bachelor of Agriculture. Students are eligible to apply if they are in second year of Agriculture and third year of Rural ScienceStephinie Balla
Acram Taji International Bursary$500Awarded to an international student from a developing country enrolled in any postgraduate award: Master of Science in Agriculture or Higher Degree Student enrolled in Master of Rural Science or PhD. Students in any aspect of Rural Science or Agriculture are eligible to apply, however preference may be given to students whose thesis focus is plant agriculture (Horticulture, Agronomy, Plant Biosecurity, Plant Biotechnology, Organic Agriculture)