Faculty of Science prizes

Prize Value Criteria
Andrew S.J. Yap Prize $200 The Prize will be awarded annually to the full-time student enrolled in a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Wine Science) who achieved the highest mark in the sensory evaluation component of WINESCI 704, Sensory Evaluation and Statistical Methods.
Arnold Lillie Prize in Geology $350 plus Bookplate The Prize will be awarded for the most meritorious report (including a thesis or course) on geological field work written in the year preceding the award by a student of the University (whether a graduate or undergraduate).
Baldwins Chemistry Prize $500 The Prize will be awarded annually to the full-time student achieving the highest mark in CHEM 392: Issues in Drug Design and Development.
Bartrum Memorial Prizes in Geology Varies

The nomination for the Prize of $300 will be based on the results for the courses and the research component of the Degree. The award will be made to the candidate who has gained First Class Honours, whose work shows special merit, and who is in the opinion of the examiners most deserving of the award.

The nomination for the Prize of $200 will be based on the results for the candidate’s courses at the 300-level in Geology. The candidate must have a major in Geology with at least 60 points at Stage III in Geology. The award will be made to the candidate who has gained excellent results in the examinations, whose work shows special merit, and who is in the opinion of the examiners most deserving of the award.

Collins Prize in Mathematics $100 The Prize will be awarded annually to the student with the best overall result for a Bachelor degree with Honours in Mathematics.
David Robinson Prize $250 The Prize will be awarded annually to the student with the highest mark in MATHS 763 Advanced Partial Differential Equations. If no student achieves a grade of A or above in this course, then consideration will be given to offering the prize to the student with the highest grade point average in 700 level Applied Mathematics courses.
Delegat Limited Prize $500 The Prize will be awarded annually to the full-time student who has achieved the highest overall marks in a Postgraduate Diploma in Wine Science.
Dennis Brown Prize for Experimental Physics $50 The Prize will be awarded annually to the student performing the best laboratory work in Stage III Physics in that year.
Dilshika Weerasekera Memorial Prize $500 The Prize will be awarded annually to the full-time Māori or Pacific student achieving the best overall performance in Stage 1 Chemistry courses CHEM 110 and 120 and enrolled in Stage 2 Chemistry courses.
Dorothy Gronwall Memorial Prize in Clinical Neuropsychology $1000 The Prize will be awarded to the student who is enrolled in either a University of Auckland PhD or a Doctor of Clinical Psychology with a thesis in an area of neuropsychology, and who, in the previous year, obtained the highest mark in the Department of Psychology course PSYCH708: Clinical Neuropsychology, provided that the mark falls at least in the 'A' grade range.
Fertility Associates Prize $500 The Prize will be awarded each year to the student completing the Degree of Master of Science in Health Psychology with the most outstanding all-round performance over the programme as a whole.
Frances Briggs Memorial Prizes in Plant Sciences

$750 Junior

$1,250 Senior

One Junior Prize of $750 will be awarded annually to the best student of the year (determined by GPA) in Stage I or II Plant Sciences courses, who is continuing to enrol in Plant Sciences courses in the year following the award.

One Senior Prize of $1,250 will be awarded annually to the best student of the year (determined by GPA) in Stage III Plant Sciences courses, who is continuing to enrol in postgraduate study in Plant Sciences in the year following the award.

Graeme Lewis Prize in Microbiology $1250 The Prize will be awarded annually to the student who has achieved the highest combined marks in their best three courses related to microbiology at Stage III or above in an approved programme of study. The three courses can be completed at any time prior to the awarding of the Prize. To be eligible to receive this Prize, the recipient must be undertaking postgraduate study and research with a focus in Microbiology at the University of Auckland (see Note i).
H A Montgomery Memorial Prize $1250 The Prize will be awarded to the student at the University of Auckland who has done the best work during the year in logic (broadly understood to include formal logic, the foundations of mathematics, and applications of logic to other systematic study within the arts and sciences). Students from any Faculty or Department are eligible.
Ivan Reilly Prize $200 The Prize will be awarded annually to the full-time student achieving the highest mark in MATHS 250 Advancing Mathematics 2.
Janet Bain Mackay Memorial Prize $600 The Prize will be awarded annually in March to the Honours or Postgraduate Diploma student enrolled in plant science courses in Biological Sciences with the highest GPA in two or more plant courses above Stage I.
Jeff Allen Memorial Prize in Geology $350 The Prize will be awarded annually to a suitable candidate (see Note i) who is a full-time student achieving the highest overall marks for a Postgraduate Diploma in Science or a Master of Science in Earth Science.
Kenneth B Cumberland Prize in Geography $400 The Prize will be awarded for the best thesis in the year preceding the award by a masters student in Geography.
L H Briggs Memorial Prize $600 plus a Medallion The Prize will be awarded to the person adjudged to be the most distinguished research worker in the Department of Chemistry who has submitted a thesis for the degree of PhD in Chemistry during the calendar year of the award.
Lucy Beatrice Moore Prize in Environmental Science $1000 The Prize will be awarded annually to the full-time student achieving the best grade for an MSc thesis in Environmental Science completed in that year.
Margaret Morton Memorial Prize $300 The Prize will be awarded annually to the female student with the greatest potential to succeed (as determined by examination or thesis grades in relevant subjects) in Mathematics Education, or Discrete Mathematics (including Graph Theory). If there is no suitable candidate in these areas, then consideration will be given to offering the prize to the female student with the most potential to succeed in another area of Pure or Applied Mathematics.
Marian Cranwell Prize $3,000 The purpose of the Prize is to encourage writing which focuses upon the areas of environmental and ecological sciences, including the cultural history of environmental areas. It will be awarded annually to the student who submits, in the year of the award, the best thesis or dissertation on environmental or ecological science, in fulfilment of the requirements for a Masters or PhD degree.
Mathematics Education Prize $200 The Prize will be awarded annually to the student achieving the highest marks in 700-level Mathematics Education courses offered in the Department of Mathematics.
Mathematics Education Technology Prize $200 The Prize will be awarded annually to a student enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate Mathematics or Statistics course who makes the most significant contribution to the understanding of the use of technology in the teaching and/or learning of mathematics.
New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (Auckland Branch) Prize $250 The Prize will be available to students who, in the year of the award, are enrolled and have paid the fees, or arranged to pay the fees, for the degrees of BSc(Hons) or Master of Science.
New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Prize $700 The Prize will be awarded annually to the full-time Food Science major who has achieved the best grades overall at completion of Part II of the degree and has achieved a grade of A- or above in FOODSCI 201.
Norman Thom Prize for Environmental Management $600 The Prize will be awarded annually to a candidate who is a full-time student achieving the best grades in the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management.
Paul Turtill Memorial Awards in Geology Up to $1500 The Awards will be made to the two students achieving the highest overall marks across their best two courses in Geology at Stage II level.
R E F Matthews Prize in Cellular and Molecular Biology $500 The Prize will be awarded annually to the student who, in the previous year, performed the most outstanding piece of published research in cellular and molecular biology.
R Morrison Cassie Memorial Prize $100 The Prize will be awarded annually by the University of Auckland Council to the best student in the Biometry course BIOSCI 209.
Sagar Geophysics Prize $600 The Prize will be awarded annually to the student or students judged to have performed the most effective geophysical research in the previous year while enrolled for a Master’s programme in geophysics.
Seiichi Waki Prize $200 The Prize will be awarded annually to the student or students performing the best research in the previous year while enrolled for a Masters programme in Physics.
Siphala Foundation Stage II Chemistry Prizes $250 The Prizes will be awarded annually to the students achieving the highest overall marks in each of the following courses: CHEM 210, CHEM 220, CHEM 230 and CHEM 240.
Siphala Foundation Stage III Chemistry Prizes $250 The Prizes will be awarded annually to the students achieving the highest overall marks in each of the following courses: CHEM 310, CHEM 320, CHEM 330 and CHEM 340.
Strive Towards Science Award $1,000 One Award will be made annually to the full-time student achieving the highest marks across their best three Stage II science courses in their majoring subject and who in the opinion of the Faculty of Science, demonstrates the greatest potential to contribute to their chosen field.
The Tavistock Trust For Aphasia, University Student Prize £300 The Prize will be awarded annually to the student who produces an excellent piece of work in the field of aphasia (see Note ii).
T L Lancaster & M E Orman Memorial Prize in Plant Sciences $1000 The Prize will be awarded annually to a final year undergraduate student with the best academic record in Plant Sciences (either in that year, or cumulatively, at the discretion of the Director of the School of Biological Sciences), who has worked on aspects of the indigenous flora and vegetation of New Zealand.
Vivienne Cassie Cooper Prize $1000 The Prize will be awarded annually to a postgraduate student who has demonstrated a high level of academic excellence in their previous studies, achieving a GPA of 6.0 or higher, and who is undertaking research involving marine or freshwater algae.