School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

The School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences has a number of prizes which it awards each year funded by various donors. These prizes are a method of recognising outstanding performance by students of the University. The Terms and Conditions vary for each Prize and can be found below.

Prize Value Terms Current Recipient
Jennifer Crew Prize in History$100Awarded for the best performance in any two units at 300-level, the units to be drawn from those listed in the International History majorJessica van der Kraan
Ian Loaney Prize In Politics$100Awarded annually to the Honours or Master of Arts student in Political and International Studies with the most outstanding overall results, if of sufficient distinction 
The Louise T Daley Prize for Australian History$150Undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences presenting thesis or dissertations on a topic in Australian History. The prize shall be awarded each year, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Humanities, to the student who produces the best thesis or dissertation on a topic in Australian History, provided it is certified by the Head of the School of Humanities to be of at least First Class Honours BA standard, or, in the case of works submitted for the Master of Arts (Honours) or PhD degrees, of a corresponding standard of excellence. In any year when there is no thesis or dissertation in Australian History of the requisite standard, the prize shall not be awardedJacquelyn Ladner
Colin Tatz Prize In Politics$60

Awarded to the undergraduate who obtains the best results in any two 100-level Political and International Studies units

 
Arthur J Davies Prize in Politics$40Awarded to the student with the most outstanding result in Honours, if of sufficient distinction, whose thesis is in the field of Australian Politics and Public AdministrationAnne Hogan
The Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology South-East Asia and Pacific Archaeological Fieldwork Prize$500Awarded annually to a student with an appropriate academic record and, particularly, for meritorious achievement in ARPA units. The purpose of the prize is to encourage and facilitate student participation in archaeological fieldwork in South-East Asia or the PacificMichelle Richards
Hammarskjold Prize$50An eligible student must be under 25 when commencing study in 100-level Political and International Studies units. Where more than one student receives equal highest marks, the opinion of the coordinators on participation in tutorials shall be considered. If more than one student remains in contention for the prize, preference is to be shown for a female studentHelen Knight
Cherry May 
The Betty Newsome Memorial Scholarship$250Awarded to the undergraduate, if of sufficient merit, who obtains the best results in 300-level History units taken towards his or her undergraduate degree and who proceeds to Honours or Masters by Coursework with a year-long research componentJessica van der Kraan
Professor D R Grey Prizes in Philosophy$100One prize is awarded in each of the first, second, third and fourth years in Philosophy to the best student, if of sufficient merit, in his/her year. The minimum criteria of sufficient merit shall be: first-year Philosophy - High Distinction; second or third year Philosophy - at least one unit at 300-level passed with Distinction; fourth-year Philosophy - First Class Honours or High Second Class, Division 1.1st Year - Robert Proctor
3rd Year -  James Benett
Hewison Prize$150Awarded annually to the student who, in their final year of candidature, has the highest grade point average in a sequence of units in Political Studies or International Studies or Political and International Studies. To be eligible for the award students must have completed at least 18 credit points in Political Studies or International Studies or Political and International Studies in their final year of candidature.Tionne Hilder
The Bishop Doody Memorial Gold Medal for LatinMedal awardedAwarded to the student, if of sufficient merit, who obtains the best results in third year LatinKate Edwards
The Emeritus Professor Trevor Bryce Prize for Ancient Egyptian and Bronze Age Greece History$150An annual prize for the purchase of ancient history books to the UNE student who in any none year receives the highest percentage unit results of any student enrolled in ANCH322 or ANCH324 or ANCH325 or any HUMS300 level reading unit on an ancient Egyptian or Bronze Age Greece project. The recipient may be a full or part-time, external or internal student, enrolled in a degree at UNEAlan Holgate
The James Dolan Memorial Prize in History$700Awarded to the student, if of sufficient merit, who obtains the best result in a 300-level Medieval or Early Modern European History unitTrevor Hendy
The Katharine Dolan Memorial Prize in Ancient History$700Awarded to the student, if of sufficient merit, who obtains the best results in two trimester length units of first year Ancient History, provided that both units have been taken by the student in the same yearGeoffrey Axon
The Maiben Davies Prize$500Awarded to the undergraduate, if of sufficient merit, who obtains the best results for two units in CLLA (Greek Strand) at 300-level including CLLA 301 (Greek Strand)Dimitra Mavrikos
J Hanna Classics Prize$100Awarded to the student who obtains the best results in first year LatinPhillip Mujic
Dirk Boomsma Memorial Peace Studies BursariesVariable Awarded to students who are enrolled in and undergraduate degree (as first preference) or postgraduate degree at UNE and enrolled in a Peace Studies UnitMike Dee
Erin Hogg
Hayley Parker
Luke Vanni
Peter Wild 
Peter J Tyler Prize in Australian History$1,000Awarded to a postgraduate coursework student who obtains the best results in Australian History (minimum of five units or 30 credit points) at 400 and/or 500 level 
Baker Prize for Second Year Latin$500The Prize will be awarded on the basis of academic merit as indicated by recent academic records, to the best student, if of sufficient merit, in second year Latin who has completed CLLA201 and 202 in the same calendar yearPaul McLachlan
G R Stanton Prize for Second Year Greek$500The Prize will be awarded on the basis of academic merit as indicated by recent academic records, to the best student, if of sufficient merit, in second year Greek who has completed CLLA201 and 202 in the same calendar yearTegan Gleeson
Melissa Woods Medieval History Honours and Postgraduate Prizeup to $3,000
per student
The student must be an Honours, Masters of Arts or Master of History student in the School of Humanities who has completed a dissertation or major research project unit in the Medieval History area. The prize is based on academic merit and will be awarded on the basis of the result obtained from the major research project or dissertation, as well as the student's overall academic record in their Honours or Masters course. A selection committee comprised of the History Discipline Convenor, the senior Medieval Historian and a representative from the History Discipline selected by the Head of School. The recommendation will be forwarded to the School's Teaching and Learning Committee for final approval.Sarah Maycock
Charles Ede Essay Prize$300The prize is awarded for the best essay by any student currently enrolled in the Faculty of Art and Sciences at the University of New England, including post-graduates. The 2000-3000 word essay must have as its research focus one or more objects in the UNE Museum of Antiquities. No specific topic is provided, but the essay may have been submitted as part of a course in an academic unit within the Faculty. 
Klaus Loewald Memorial Prizeup to $500Grants are made on the basis of financial need to second year students and above, including honours. Students must be currently enrolled at UNE in an award course. A current academic transcript and a case for financial need of no more than 300 words must accompany applications. Applicants are also asked to provide evidence of financial need with one of the following: a copy of a Centrelink statement OR their parent/ parent's income tax return/s if dependent) OR a letter from an authorised person (e.g.: school principal, minister of religion, accountant) that comments on the applications financial circumstances. 
The Hennessy Prize$250Awarded to the student, if of sufficient merit, who obtains the best results in any two Archaeology units at 100- level.Sam Cox
The Clio Third Year Ancient History Prize$500Open to both internal and external students with a nominated major in Ancient History. Awarded to the student, if of sufficient merit, who obtains the best results in any two Ancient History units at 300- level. If there is a tied result, the winner shall be determined by the Classics and Ancient History discipline with the Convenor of the area having a casting vote in the event there is a tied vote by the discipline.Kate Crosbie
Stanley Wilson Prize$700Awarded to a student entering the final year of a Bachelor of Arts degree on a full-time basis and who has the most outstanding grade point average.Michelle Richards
Russel Ward Prize in History$500Awarded to the undergraduate, if of sufficient merit, who obtains the best results in History units completed at the University of New England towards his or her undergraduate degree and who proceeds to Honours in History at the University of New England in the following year.Jessica van der Kraan
Australian Federation of Graduate Women$250Awarded to the undergraduate female student, if of sufficient merit, who obtains the highest combined result in ENGL101 and ENGL102 in one academic year.Elizabeth Hartley
Friends of Cinema Prize Film Study$100Awarded to the undergraduate student, if of sufficient merit, who obtains the highest combined result in COMM101 and COMM102 in one academic year.Adam Keleher
G J Borny Award$100To be awarded to the best student, if any, obtaining either First Class Honours in Theatre Studies or a HD result in the Master of Applied Theatre Studies and demonstrating exceptional ability in the areas of scholarship, research and production.Miriam Lili
Peter Thomas Prize in Languages$100Awarded annually to the student who, in the opinion of the Head of School, has had the most distinguished record in 300 level language units.Anne Evered
W Hoddinott Prizes for English$100Awarded to the undergraduate student, if of sufficient merit, who gains the best result in two 300 level literature units within one academic  year. The best result will be calculated by averaging the final marks for the two units.Anastasia Pascoe
Peter Elkin Drama Prize$100Awarded to the undergraduate student, if of sufficient merit, who most distinguishes himself or herself in course work in Theatre Studies.Jacqueline Morrison
UNE Players Prize$150Awarded to the student, if of sufficient merit, who has completed the requirements for an undergraduate degree including a major in Theatre Studies and who, in the opinion of the Head of School, has most distinguished herself or himself in both the practical and theoretical areas in Theatre Studies.Chani Hughes-Dawson
The Grahame Jones Memorial Prize$100Awarded to a continuing undergraduate student of French, if of sufficient merit, who has gained the best results in a combination of post-first year units totalling 24cp and including FREN201 and FREN202 - studied in one academic year. 
Cecil Hill Postgraduate Fund$120Awarded on the recommendation of the Convenor of Music to the student entering Honours, with the best undergraduate record in 300 level units taught by Music.Robert Kelly
H Wragge Memorial Scholarship$400Awarded to the student entering Honours in English, if of sufficient merit, who has the best overall record in 300 level units in English at this University.David Single
W Hoddinott Memorial Prize in English$300Awarded to the undergraduate student, if of sufficient merit, who gains the best results in ENGL341 or ENGL351.Anastasia Pascoe
Brandy Ritch 
Bronnie Treloar Scholarship$500Awarded to the best student entering the BA(Hons) in French, if of sufficient merit, who has the best overall record in French at UNE 
Bronnie Treloar Prize in French$100Awarded to the best undergraduate student, if of sufficient merit, completing two of the elective units in French (FREN203, 204, 205, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307) in one academic year.Anne Evered
Richard B Smith Memorial Prize$25Awarded to the undergraduate student who obtains the best results, if of sufficient merit, in ENGL101 and ENGL102 in one academic year.Elizabeth Hartley
Lucy Elizabeth Craigie Award$1,000Awarded to the undergraduate students who gain the best overall results, if of sufficient merit, in ENGL101 and ENGL102 in one academic year.Amy Greatrix
Elizabeth Hartley 
The Barbara Levien Prize for First Year Music$500Awarded at the discretion of the Convenor of Music to the student who gains the highest mark in the First Year Musicology unit MUSI130.Loyola McLean
Cath Ellis Memorial Fund$500Awarded annually to: 1. a student undertaking a topic in the Area of Australian Indigenous Music; or, 2. a student undertaking a topic in Ethnomusicology; or, 3.
a student undertaking a topic in Musicology; or 4. a student who, in the Discipline of Music, is likely to make a future commitment to a regional community through their musical career.
If none of the above criteria are met the prize may be awarded to an undergraduate student, if of sufficient merit, in the Bachelor of Music who obtains the best overall results in MUSI units in one academic year.
Robert Kelly
UNE Music Prizeup to $1,000

Awarded to a student studying music at UNE for instrumental tuition in partnership with NECOM. Students will be enrolled online, though they will be attending face-to-face lessons at NECOM.

 
Friends of the ABC Media Prize$500Awarded to the strongest media student who is eligible for entry into Honours after their final year of study within the Bachelor of Media and Communications.   The winner from the preceding year will be selected in February of each year. 
J Fox Prize Fund in Regional Geography$300Awarded on the recommendation of the Head of the School of BCSS on the advice of the Convenor of Geography to the student in GEPL345/545: 'Regional Development: Processes and Policies' who demonstrates the most outstanding appreciation of regional geographyMaxine Loynd
Griffith Taylor Cent Prize 
Geography
$175Awarded each year on the recommendation of the Head of the School of BCSS on the advice of the Convenor of Geography to the undergraduate or postgraduate student who produces the best thesis or dissertation in Geography, provided it is certified by the Head of the School of BCSS to be of at least First Class Honours Bachelors standard, or, in the case of works submitted for Masters or PhD degrees, of a corresponding standard of excellence. In any year when there is no thesis or dissertation of the requisite standard, the prize shall not be awarded 

A B Cunningham Memorial Prize

$400Awarded annually to the student completing the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning course who, in the opinion of the course coordinator, has had the most distinguished academic record for the duration of the course, and is deemed to have sufficient meritMichael Rooney
The Geographical Society of NSW Annual Prize for GEPL111 & 112$50Awarded to the undergraduate geography student, if of sufficient merit, who obtains the best results in second year GeographyLachlan Eager
J H Bell Prize for First Year Sociology$500Awarded to the undergraduate who gains the best result, if of sufficient merit, in first year SociologyElizabeth Zadro
J H Bell Prize for Upper Level Sociology$500Awarded to the undergraduate who gains the best result, if of sufficient merit, in two 300 level Sociology unitsKyle Goward
Muriel Mary Snow Indigenous Honours Prize$1,500Awarded to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student enrolled in a fourth program in Psychology with a research component. Awarded at the end of February in the year in which the research is being undertaken. Preference will be given to candidates undertaking research in Counselling, Clinical or Social Psychology.Jeffrey Gowing
S Barratt Memorial Award in Psychology$500Awarded annually to a student in any faculty, if of sufficient merit, with the highest average grade, or in the event of two students having the same grade, the highest average mark, in six 300-level units in Psychology, including PSYC302, or their equivalent, and who enrols in PSYC401H in the following yearJemma Olson
S Johnson Prize in Linguistics$100Two awards of $100 each: 1. awarded to the student who gains the best result, if of sufficient merit, in LING101 and 102; 2. awarded for the most distinguished performance by a student, if of sufficient merit, in 200 or 300 level units in Linguistics100 Level - Alison Rowe
300 Level - Ellena Lukins 
Gilbert Butland Prize - Geography Awarded to the best second year in geography who passes in the one year either GEPL311 and GEPL322 or GEPL311 and GEPL316 in the one year.Tristan van den Beld