Prize details

John F Kennedy Prize in American History

Value:

Up to $500 subject to available funds

Closing date:

No application required

Eligibility

This prize was established in 2004 via the Victoria University Foundation to encourage excellence in the study of American history and the history of the relationship between New Zealand and the United States. It shall be awarded annually to the student in History who, in the year of the award, has completed an essay or a thesis on an aspect of American history, or the history of New Zealand-United States relations, and who is judged to be the best student of the year and most worthy of the award.

Information

This prize was established in 2004 via the Victoria Foundation to encourage excellence in the study of American history and the history of the relationship between New Zealand and the United States.

1. The prize shall be known as the John F Kennedy Prize in American history.

2. The prize shall be awarded annually to the student in History who, in the year of the award, has completed an essay or a thesis on an aspect of American history, or the history of New Zealand-United States relations, and who is judged to be the best student of the year and most worthy of the award.

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

4. The value of the prize shall be determined after consideration of the income from the fund. The balance of income not expended shall be added to the fund.

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