Regulations and Statutes UTR6.027 The Fulton Prize (1913 - )


By her will dated 27 June 1907, the late Mary Bremner Fulton bequeathed her residuary estate to the University for the purpose of establishing 'The Fulton Prize' in memory of her late husband John Fulton MD. 'The original scholarships were given to students of Obstetrics and Gynaecology' however, after the medical course degree was restructured in 1999 there were no longer subjects called obstetrics or gynaecology. As of 2018, the prize is now 'awarded to the top student in the women's health component of the subject Principles of Clinical Practice 3 (PCP3)'. The prize was first made a University regulation in 1913.


In or about 1909 the University received the sum of £969 8s 9d in satisfaction of the bequest from the estate of the testatrix.

In 1999 the medical degree course was totally restructured and there were no longer subjects called 'Obstetrics' or 'Gynaecology'. Further, the income of the fund was insufficient to award a scholarship. As a result, a cy près application was made and on 21 November 2006, the Attorney-General sanctioned the following cyprès scheme pursuant to section 4 of the Charities Act 1978 (Vic.) to vary the trust known as 'The Fulton Scholarship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology', to provide a prize-
(1) (a) named The Fulton Prize;
(b) awarded annually;
(c) to the top student in a subject 'Women's and Children's Health (Women's Health Stream)';
(d) having the value of the net annual income; and
(2) If the subject 'Women's and Children's Health (Women's Health Stream)' ceases to be taught the prize be awarded for the subject closest to the original at that time.

Sources used to compile this entry: UTR6.27 - The Fulton Prize, Prizes, Exhibitions, Scholarships and Bursaries (UTR6): Gifts and Bequests, The University of Melbourne,

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