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Academic Awards & Prizes

Scholarships are automatically awarded to students who have obtained a first or distinction in the First Public Examination or in intermediate (Part I Final, etc.) examinations. Scholarships are worth £200 with several nights free vacation residence annually, and are granted from the start of the academic year following the examination. Payment of the award is made at the end of 4th week.

Recommendations for exhibitions, worth £150 with several nights free vacation residence annually, may be made by subject tutors in the cases of candidates who, following a year of strong academic performance, were ‘near-miss’ for first or distinction in either First Public or intermediate examinations, or who obtained a University Prize in a single paper in such examinations. recommendations are considered by Education Committee. Payment of the award is made at the end of 4th week.

Competitions for non-College Members

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The Julia Wood Essay Prize

The Principal and Fellows of St Hugh’s College offer the Prize, worth up to £500, for the best historical essay submitted by a pupil who, at the closing date, has been in the Sixth Form of any school or college for a period of not more than two years. The winning essay is published on the College’s website.

The Julia Wood Prize essay was published in History Today magazine, from 1994 until the last issue was published. Members of Oxford University now have e-access to the entire magazine, covering the first issue of 1951 to current content (through SOLO).

For more information on the prize and how to enter please click here.

Please direct any enquiries to outreach@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk

The Mary Renault Essay Prize

The Principal and Fellows of St Hugh’s College offer two or more prizes, worth up to £300 each, for essays on classical reception or influence submitted by pupils who, at the closing date, have been in the Sixth Form of any school or college for a period of not more than two years.

At least one prize will be awarded a pupil who is not studying either Latin or Greek to Alevel standard.

For more information on the prize and how to enter please click here.

Please direct any enquiries to outreach@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk

Undergraduate Academic Awards

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The Hurry Prize

£400 award to the most distinguished finalist. Recommendations are considered by the Hurry Prize Committee, which meets in long vacation.

The Alison Sheppard Prize for Mathematics

£350 award for the third-year mathematician with the highest first class mark. The prize will be open to all joint schools; the prize will be assessed only on the students’ mathematical achievements, including Statistics, but not Computer Science or Philosophy.

The Elizabeth Francis Prize

£500 award to a student of French who has shown marked improvement over the second year.

The Hilary Haworth Prize

£100 to a student in the second or penultimate year of a Mathematics or Science degree.

The Mary Lunt Prize in Practical Biochemistry

£100 award. Awarded to the Biochemistry finalist with the best Part II Project mark.

The John Morris Medical Award

£300 award for the top performance in preclinical finals.

The Jonathan Boulter Memorial Award

£300 for the top performance at first BM.

The Clinical Medicine Award

£400 for the top performance in clinical finals.

The Lois Vernon Prizes

Part 1A is a £150 award for the best performing St Hugh’s chemist in the second year examination (with the stipulation that it must be a first class ranking equivalent).

Practical work is a £150 award for the chemist scoring the highest practical mark after part 1B.

Final Honour School Prizes

All undergraduates awarded a first for the Final Honour School receive a prize of £50 form the College; some of these prizes are associated with a named donor.

Book Prizes

Tutors may nominate a student for book prizes of £50 for truly excellent performance in College Collections or vacation essays, etc. Recommendations are considered by Governing Body.

Scholarships

Scholarships are automatically awarded to students who have obtained a first or distinction in the First Public Examination or in intermediate (Part I Final, etc.) examinations. Scholarships are worth £200 with several nights free vacation residence annually, and are granted form the start of the academic year following the examination.

Exhibitions

Recommendations for exhibitions (worth £150 with several nights free vacation residence annually) may be made by subject tutors in the cases of candidates who, following a year of strong academic performance, were ‘near-miss’ for first or distinction in either First Public or intermediate examinations, or who obtained a University Prize in a single paper in such examinations. recommendations are considered by Education Committee.

Competitions

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The Avril Gilchrist Bruten Award for Creative Writing

A £250 prize. Categories of writing included in the scope of the award include: poetry; short prose fiction; drama; memoir and life writing; travel writing. Entries, of not more than 6,000 words, should be submitted to the College Office by 5th week of Hilary Term.

The Edith McMorran Verse Translation Prize

Two prizes of £100 and £50. Entries should be between 12 and 60 lines in length, and will be translations into English of verse writing in French, German, Italian, or Spanish. Submissions should be made to the appropriate Modern Languages Fellow by the Hilary Term deadline.

The Joseph and Nancy Burton Prize (Undergraduate Only)

A £250 prize awarded on the basis of an essay, no longer than 10,000 words, submitted by any undergraduate of St Hugh’s College in a topic in Philosophy, Politics, or Economics. Essays should be submitted to the appropriate Tutorial Fellow by 2nd week of Trinity Term.

Essays on a topic in Philosophy should be submitted to Professor Adrian Moore, those on a topic in Politics to Professor David Doyle, and those on a topic in Economics to Dr Sanjay Jain.  Enquiries can be addressed to any of these Tutors.

The Anna Haxworth Prize

This £60 prize is awarded for a musical performance of between 10 and 15 minutes on any instrument or voice (excepting the organ) by any first year undergraduate in any subject, providing, if need be, their own accompanist. The competition is usually held in Trinity Term and the winner invited to give a recital shortly afterwards.