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Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships

The University of Otago offers numerous scholarships for undergraduate study. There are many scholarships and awards for study across all disciplines as well as a number of scholarships and awards for study within a specific discipline.

For further information on scholarships at the University of Otago, visit the scholarships page.


Department of History & Art History Prize Recipients 2016

The department awards prizes to top students annually.

John Omer-Cooper Prize

Established in 2001 from money donated by colleagues, former students and friends, in memory of Professor John D Omer-Cooper BA (Cantab) MA (Rhodes), one of his generation's outstanding scholars of African history and Professor of History from 1973 to 1995.

The prize is awarded annually by the University Council on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities), to the best student over three papers in History at 200 level in the same year.

$200

  • Thomas Rawcliffe

Toitu Otago Settlers Prize in Local History

Established in 2005 by the Toitu Otago Settlers' Association in order to promote the study of local history.

The prize shall be awarded annually by the University Council on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) to the best history major student in second year history.

The Prize in Local History shall comprise a paid Summer Internship of six weeks duration tenable at the Toitu Otago Settlers' Museum.

$3,000

  • Thomas Rawcliffe

Angus Ross Prize

Established in 1991 by former colleagues and students of Angus Ross OBE MC and Bar ED Ariston Andrias MA (NZ) PhD (Cantab), distinguished soldier, scholar,and Professor of History from 1965 to 1977.

The prize is awarded annually by the University Council on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) to the best student in third year history undertaking at least four 300 level History papers in the same year.

$600

  • Kate Tilson

Otago University Press History Prize

Established in 2006 by Otago University Press. Otago University Press is the publisher of a wide range of non-fiction books on New Zealand, the Pacific and Asia, including the Otago History Series.

The prize shall be awarded annually by the University Council on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) to the best student in HIST 353 - Practising History.

Books to the value of $200

  • Ella Kyte

William Downie Stewart Prize

Established in 2000 from funds donated to the University by American historian David Hackett Fisher in honour of William Downie Stewart (1878-1949), eminent Dunedin lawyer, benefactor, soldier, Member of Parliament (1914-1935) and historian.

The prize shall be awarded annually by the University Council on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) to the student who presents the best History dissertation at 400 level.

$200

  • Martin Holmes

James Clark Prize in History

In the early 1900's the late Mrs Clarke, widow of the Rev. James Clarke of Palmerston, left a legacy of 500 pounds to the Presbyterian Church for the promotion of sound learning in the University of Otago. The interest of the legacy is devoted to providing five annual prizes in books. The prizes shall be awarded by the University Council on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

$50

  • Martin Holmes

The Peter Stupples Prize in Art History & Theory

Established in 2003 in honour of Associate Professor Peter Stupples co-founder of the Department of Art History and Theory and member of the department from 1990 until his retirement in 2003.

The prize is awarded annually by the University Council on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) to the best student at 400 level papers in Art History and Theory.

$200

  • Peter Mackinnon

Prize in Public History

Established in 2003 by donation from the Centre for Public History.

The prize shall be awarded annually by the University Council on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) to the candidate who achieves the highest standard in the fourth year 490 dissertation pertaining to public history.

$200