Prize details

John F Kennedy Prize in American Government and Politics

Value:

Up to $500 each (subject to available funds) for one undergraduate and one postgraduate student

Closing date:

No application required

Eligibility

This prize acknowledges the ideals and inspiration provided by President John F Kennedy and was established via the Victoria University Foundation in 2003 to encourage excellence in the study of American government and politics. It shall be awarded annually to both the undergraduate and postgraduate student judged to be most worthy of the award who, in the year of the award, has completed an essay or a thesis on an aspect of American government, politics or international relations.

Information

This prize acknowledges the ideals and inspiration provided by President John F Kennedy and was established via the Victoria University Foundation in 2003 to encourage excellence in the study of American government and politics.

1. The prize shall be known as the John F Kennedy Prize in American Government and Politics.

2. The prize shall be awarded annually to both the undergraduate student and the postgraduate student judged to be most worthy of the award who, in the year of the award, has completed an essay or a thesis on an aspect of American government, politics or international relations.

3. The prize shall be awarded on the recommendation of the Head of School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations in consultation with the academic staff and Head of Programme in Political Science and International Relations.

4. The names of the students awarded this prize shall be inscribed on the Honours Board at the Premises of the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations.

5. The recipient will be asked to write a letter of appreciation which will be forwarded appropriately.