Regulations and Statutes UTR6.005 The Dwight's Prizes (1872 - 2014)


By his will dated 13 January 1869, the Henry Tolman Dwight bequeathed all his real estate in the Colony of Victoria and the proceeds of his personal estate on the death of his wife, to the University for the purpose of establishing a perpetual trust. The annual income from this trust was to be divided amongst various 'branches of learning' as a 'stimulant to students and a fit reward to the ablest scholar competing therefor'. This established 'The Dwight Prizes'. The fund supports the 'Dwight Prizes', 'The Dwight Final Assessment Prize' and the 'Dwight Final Examination Prize'. The fund was made a University regulation in 1872 (University of Melbourne Calendar, 1975).


Each 'Dwight Prize' is awarded to students in Education, Genetics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematical Statistics, History, French, English, Principles of Clinical Practice, Veterinary Science, and Law (constitutional or legal history) and Law. Each prize from 'The 'Dwight Final Assessment Prize' is awarded to undergraduate students in Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Fine Arts, History and Philosophy of Science, geography and Linguistics. The 'Dwight Final Examination Prize' is awarded to honours students in the Faculty of Arts.

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