The Chancellor Robert Hope Memorial Prize is awarded to a student who demonstrates exceptional academic performance, outstanding leadership, and a significant contribution to both the University and the wider community.
About the Prize
Established in 2004, the Robert Hope Memorial Prize is named in honour of the University's first Chancellor. Read a biography of Chancellor Robert Hope here.
The winner will receive the Chancellor Robert Hope Medal and a reward of $7000. The University will also donate $3000 to one or more charitable or community organisations selected by the winner.
To be eligible for the Prize students need to meet the following criteria:
- Be graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor degree from UOW
- Have completed at least 96 credit points at UOW
- Demonstrate consistent outstanding academic performance, which is reflected in a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 80*.
- Demonstrate exceptional contribution to the University or the broader community
- Demonstrate leadership qualities
- Have the capability to become an ambassador for the University
*Note: The committee will calculate the WAM for each student using the following formula: Sum of (credit points x mark) / sum of credit points. For students graduating in December, the WAM calculation will include your final marks for Spring Session 2012. Students who are unsure if they will achieve a WAM of 80 when taking into account their final marks for Spring are encouraged to apply regardless.
Don't forget: Students who graduated in July 2012 are also eligible for the Prize!
Nominations have now closed for the 2012 Chancellor Robert Hope Memorial Prize.
For further information about the Chancellor Robert Hope Memorial Prize, please contact the Policy & Governance Unit in the Academic Registrar's Division.
|2012||No Prize was awarded|
|2011||Joint Winners: Mr Tairan (Kevin) Huang [about Tairan] and Ms Sarah Jane Cooper [about Sarah]|
|2010||Joint Winners: Mr Ismet Huseyin [about Ismet] and Mr Matt Dallas [about Matt]|
|2009||No Prize was awarded|
|2008||Joint Winners: Ms Teena Downton [about Teena], Ms Teesha Downton [about Teesha] , Mr Cameron Ferris [about Cameron] and Mr Benjamin Moffitt [about Benjamin]|
|2007||Mr Patrick Hodder [about Patrick]|
|2006||Winner: Mr Marcel Gordon [about Marcel]|
Runner Up: Ms Jacqueline Furtado
|2005||Ms Danielle Murphy Durland [about Danielle]|
|2004||Winner: Ms Yayaa Tsamenyi [about Yayaa]|
Runners Up: Mr Hadeel Dabbagh and Mr Shane Lauf