Awards and scholarships

View the awards and scholarships available to students in the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies.

Art history

Osborne Prize

The Osborne Prize in Art History, a book prize, is awarded annually to the top Art History student at 100-level.

Maori/Pasifika Art History Prize

The Maori/Pasifika Art History Prize of $1000 is awarded annually to a New Zealand-based Maori/Pasifika student who has the best average grade in two 100-level Art History courses and who is intending to Major in Art History. To be eligible for the award, recipients must enrol for full-time study at the 200-level of an Art History course in the following year at Victoria University.

Chartwell Trust Student Art Writing Prize

The Chartwell Trust Student Art Writing Prize of $500 is awarded annually for a review or essay addressing an exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery or a work from the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection. The prize is open to all Victoria students attending Victoria University. It is administered by the Adam Art Gallery.


Alex Scobie Research Prize

The Alex Scobie Research Prize is awarded annually to the student in Classics who has completed the best substantial piece of writing contributing to research in an area of Classics.

The amount is decided from time to time by the Academic Board.

Erasmus Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to the best student in Latin in the Universities Bursary exam who intends to complete a major in Latin, Greek or, preferably, both, at Victoria University. The value of the scholarship is $700 per annum for three years, irrespective of other awards.

Essay Prizes in Classics

One prize is awarded each year to a student in any faculty submitting the best essay on one of a number of topics prescribed for this purpose by the Classics programme.

A second prize is awarded to the student submitting the best CLAS, LATI or GREE essay at 300 or Honours (400) level (excluding research essays).

The current value of these prizes is approximately $400.

Rankine Brown Prize in Classics

This prize arises from a fund subscribed in 1946 by the ex-students and friends of Victoria to commemorate the work of Professor Sir J Rankine Brown in the Chair of Classics 1899-1945.

The prize shall be open to any student completing a first year of Greek or Latin, i.e. completing GREE 113 or LATI 104 (LATI 214 in the case of a student entering 200-level Latin directly). The prize shall be offered annually and shall be awarded to the student worthy of the award.

H A Murray Prize in Classics

This prize is awarded to the best student at second year level in LATI, GREE or CLAS courses. The prize, valued at approximately $150, may only be held once.

Batterbee Prize in Greek

The Batterbee Prize, valued at approximately $220, is awarded to the best student with first or second class Honours in Greek.

Madle Prize in Classics

The Madle Prize in Classics will be awarded to the best mature student (over the age of 25) studying Greek or Roman History. Valued at $500.

Religious Studies

William Wallace Scholarship

The William Wallace Scholarship is available biannually to post graduate students in Religious Studies.

Museum and Heritage Studies

Museum Graduate Internship Programme

Graduates from the Museum and Heritage Studies Programme are eligible to apply to The Museum Graduate Internship Programme (MGIP). MGIP is a National Services Te Paerangi initiative that enables a recent museum studies graduate to work on a project at a museum or gallery, guided by a professional mentor from the museum or gallery.

MGIP is a national project which has been created to:

  1. provide small to medium sized museums and galleries with trained personnel (the interns) who will bring in new knowledge and complete a specified short-term project at the museum or gallery; and
  2. provide museum studies graduates with the opportunity to take up practical projects in a museum or gallery for three months.

During the internship, which is a paid position, the intern is guided by a mentor, who is a museum professional either based on site, or at a larger museum nearby.

Information on Awards, Scholarships and Exchanges is available on the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences' website or on the Scholarships website.