Academic Excellence Awards

Academic Excellence Prizes are awarded to Women's College residents based on their university results and the criteria of the particular Academic Prize.

Many of these prizes are long standing and were established by donor bequests, such as the Doris Una Skyring Memorial Scholarship in 1959, or by College alumnae and Council.

The prizes are listed below in the order they are presented at the annual Academic Dinner and include a summary of the award criteria.

Academic Prize  Summary of criteria
Chislehurst Prize for a resident who achieves outstanding academic results 
Doris Una Skyring Memorial Scholarship for a resident studying medicine at UQ
Ethel Raybould Prize for a first year resident who achieves outstanding academic results
Henderson Foundation Prize for a senior country resident who achieves outstanding academic results
Harriet Marks Bursary  for a resident studying Science
Hazel Francis Prize for a resident studying Music
Lisbeth Hopkins Prize for a resident studying either english, arts or creative arts who achieves outstanding academic results
Margaret Piddington Prize for a third year resident who achieves outstanding academic results 
May McLean Hancock Prize for a resident studying commerce, economics, or business related studies
Molly Budtz-Olsen Prize for a first year resident studying Arts who achieves outstanding academic results
Principal's Prize for a resident in her final year who achieves outstanding academic results
The Women's College Standing Committee Prize for a resident in her second year studying Science
Wilhelmenia Gladstone Jameson Scholarship for a second year resident who will continue as a resident in her third year who achieves outstanding academic results
Contribution to College Summary of criteria 
Joan Robinson Prize for a resident deemed by the Principal to be most meritorious on the basis of her academic record and her contribution to College affairs
Vera Jones Prize for a first year resident deemed by the Student Club for their contribution to College