Prizes and Scholarships in the Department of Classics and Ancient History

Scholarships

The Coleman-Hilton Scholarship at the British School at Rome

The Department of Classics and Ancient History is pleased to announce the 2014 round of this exciting scholarship established in 2012 and made possible by a generous gift from University of Sydney alumni Mr Jeffrey Hilton and his wife Ms Suzanne Coleman. This gift will enable an outstanding PhD student to focus on a concentrated period of research whilst in residency at the British School at Rome (BSR), a leading humanities research institute.

The Coleman-Hilton Scholarship at the British School at Rome is open to Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents enrolled full-time in a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Applicants are to be engaged in archaeological, historical or literary research on some aspect of the Roman Empire up until AD 476.

Successful candidates are expected to commence their residence at the BSR on 1 February 2015.

Note: Students who are enrolled on a part-time basis at the time of application may be considered provided their enrolment status is changed to full-time before the beginning of the scholarship.
Please read the attached Information for Applicants carefully to determine your eligibility.

Applications for the scholarship are now open. The closing date is 4.00pm on Wednesday 1 October 2014.

Application form and details about how to apply can be found here.

For information about other scholarships or financial assistance, please go to

Prizes

Thanks to the generosity of many benefactors and the efforts of academics in Ancient History, several prizes have been established to reward student achievement in the study of Ancient History. We are very grateful for these donations and encourage anyone who wishes to support and promote this field of study to contact the Chair of Department.

Please note: some prizes include a cash component, the value of which is subject to change from year to year.

Classics

  • Frederic Spencer Burnell Prize for Best Essay in Greek II or III
    Established in 1962 by a gift of 100 pounds by Mrs M.K. Burnell to endow an annual prize for the best essay written by a student in a senior course in Greek. Value tba
  • Max Le Petit Memorial Prize for Classical Greek
    Established in 1948 by a gift of 200 pounds, from G. Le Petit, for two annual prizes in memory of his son. One to the best student in Classical Greek provided that the work is of sufficient merit, the other to the best student in Classical Archaeology. Value $170 (2013).
  • Nicholson Prize for Classical Literature in Translation
    Established in 1988 from funds made available by Nicholson Scholarship No. III being withdrawn. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Professor of Classics to the student who demonstrates greatest proficiency in a senior course in Greek and Roman Literature provided that the work is of sufficient merit. Value $1,000 (2013).
  • W.J. Woodhouse Memorial Prize for (Ancient) Greek
    Established in 1981 in memory of W.J. Woodhouse, Professor of Greek from 1901 to 1937, by a donation of $2250 from his daughter, Miss L. Woodhouse. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Professor of Classics for outstanding work in one of the undergraduate courses in (Ancient) Greek, other than fourth year honours, provided that there is a candidate whose work is of sufficient merit and that the prize is not awarded more than once to the same student. The prize takes the form of a medal and a cash award. Value $300 (2013).
  • The Miltiades and Alkistis Chryssavgis Prize for Biblical Greek
    Established in 1995 by a donation from Protopresbyter Miltiades Chryssavgis and Presbytera Alkistis Chryssavgis to be used by the Department of Classics to promote and foster the study of all aspects of the Greek Old and New Testaments. Awarded annually to a student of outstanding academic merit in New Testament Greek 1.1 and 1.2 (GRKA 1101 and 1102) or the equivalent unit of study. Value $300 (2013).
  • Backhouse Prize for Greek and Latin
    Established in 1939 by a bequest of 100 pounds from Judge Backhouse, Fellow of the Senate for 52 years. Awarded annually, on the recommendation of the Professor of Classics to the student who submits the best Fourth Year Honours thesis in Greek or Latin. Value $730 (2013).
  • Cooper Scholarship No. I in Classics (Greek II and Latin II)
    Founded in 1857 by a gift of 1000 pounds (with accumulations) from Sir Daniel Cooper, Bt, for the encouragement of classical literature. The scholarship is awarded to a second year candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree for proficiency in the second year Classics examination (Greek II and Latin II), tenable for one year. The student must continue in Latin and/or Greek. Value $575 (2013).
  • Cooper Scholarship No. III in Classics (Greek I and Latin I)
    Founded in 1857 by a gift of 1000 pounds (with accumulations) from Sir Daniel Cooper, Bt, for the encouragement of classical literature. The scholarship is awarded to a first year candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree for proficiency in the first year Classics examination (Greek I and Latin I), tenable for one year. The student must continue in Latin and/or Greek. Value $575 (2013).
  • Cooper Scholarship No: IV in Classics (Greek III and Latin III)
    Founded in 1857 by a gift of 1000 pounds (with accumulations) from Sir Daniel Cooper, Bt, for the encouragement of classical literature. The scholarship is awarded to a third year candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree for proficiency in the third year Classics examination (Greek III and Latin III). The student must continue to Latin IV Honours and/or Greek IV Honours. Value $575 (2013).
  • Nicholson Scholarship No: IB for Latin
    Scholarship awarded to a Bachelor of Arts student who is enrolled in the course Latin IIB and showed greatest proficiency in Latin IB in the previous year. Tenable for one year only. Value $1000 (2013).
  • Nicholson Scholarship No: IA for Latin
    Scholarship awarded to a Bachelor of Arts student who is enrolled in the course Latin IIA and showed greatest proficiency in Latin IA in the previous year. Tenable for one year only. Value $1000 (2013).
  • Nicholson Scholarship No: IIB for Latin
    Scholarship awarded to a Bachelor of Arts student who is enrolled in the course Latin IIIB and showed greatest proficiency in Latin IIB in the previous year. Tenable for one year only. Value $1000 (2013).
  • Nicholson Scholarship No: IIA for Latin
    Scholarship awarded to a Bachelor of Arts student who is enrolled in the course Latin IIIA and showed greatest proficiency in Latin IIA in the previous year. Tenable for one year only. Value $1000 (2013).
  • Nicholson Scholarship No: IV for Latin III
    Scholarship awarded to a Bachelor of Arts student who is enrolled in the course Latin IV and showed greatest proficiency in Latin III in the previous year. Tenable for one year only. Value $1000 (2013).

Ancient History

  • The Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
    Established in 1993 by public subscription. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History acting on advice from the teachers of Ancient History to the most proficient student in at least 12 Junior units of Ancient History. Established 1997 (previously the Ancient History Junior Prize). Value $170 (2013).
  • Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
    Established in 1994 from the proceeds of the Ancient History Study Day held in February 1994 and a donation from the Ancient History Society to establish an annual prize. Awarded annually on the recommendation of the permanent and full-time fixed-term members of the Ancient History section of the School of Classics, or any other teachers whom the Ancient History section consider appropriate, for the best essay on an Ancient History topic written as part of the course requirements from a student enrolled in an Ancient History, History or Classical Civilisation Senior option, provided that the essay is of sufficient merit. Value $170 (2013).
  • Britta Petzl Memorial Prize in Ancient History
    The Britta Petzl Memorial Prize in Ancient History was established in 1996 by a donation from the Petzl family in memory of Britta Petzl, an Honours graduate who was killed in a plane crash in 1991 aged 22. It is awarded annually for the best thesis in Ancient History written by a student enrolled in Fourth Year Honours provided the work is of sufficient merit. Value $200 (2013).
  • The June Hartnett Prize for Proficiency in Second Year Ancient History
    A donation of $10,000 was received by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences from Leonie Hayne for the purposes of creating the June Hartnett Prize for Proficiency in Second Year Ancient History in memory of Ms Haynes friend, June Hartnett, who was a graduate of the University of Sydney with a particular interest in Latin and Ancient History. The purpose of the donation is to a) create the June Hartnett Prize to be awarded to the most outstanding student in Ancient History units in the second year of his or her degree, and b) promote the interests of postgraduate research students in Ancient History in a manner to be advised by the Ancient History Postgraduate Co-ordinator. Value $125 (2013).

Previous recipients

2013
Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Taewoo Kang

Backhouse Prize for Greek and Latin
Thomas Wilson

Cooper Scholarship No I in Classics (Greek II and Latin II)
Matilda Howard and Ellie Medcalf

Cooper Scholarship No III in Classics (Greek I and Latin I)
Matilda Howard

Cooper Scholarship No IV in Classics (Greek III and Latin III)
Angus Hannam

Frederic Spencer Burnell Prize for Best Essay in Greek II or III
Ellie Medcalf

Frederick Lloyd Memorial Prize
Thomas Wilson

June Hartnett Prize for Proficiency in Second Year Ancient History
Taewoo Kang

Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Cameron Macbeth

Max Le Petit Memorial Prize for Classical Greek (Greek IB)
Matilda Howard

Nicholson Prize for Classical Literature in Translation
Jennifer Khamo

Nicholson Scholarship No IA for Latin IA
Matilda Howard

Nicholson Scholarship No IB for Latin
Alexandra Pinkham

Nicholson Scholarship No IIA for Latin
Amelia Lin

Nicholson Scholarship No IIB for Latin
Thomas Gardner

Nicholson Scholarship No IV for Latin III
Angus Hannam

W J Woodhouse Memorial Prize for (Ancient) Greek
Ellie Medcalf

2012
Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Anna Colless

Backhouse Prize for Greek and Latin
Christopher Stait

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize in Ancient History
Tatiana Bur

Cooper Scholarship No I in Classics (Greek II and Latin II)
Lucy Bennett

Cooper Scholarship No III in Classics (Greek I and Latin I)
Andrew Bell

Cooper Scholarship No IV in Classics (Greek III and Latin III)
Thomas Wilson

Frederic Spencer Burnell Prize for Best Essay in Greek II or III
Francesca Augimeri

Frederick Lloyd Memorial Prize
Christopher Stait

June Hartnett Prize for Proficiency in Second Year Ancient History
Thomas Gardner

Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Rebecca Eames

Max Le Petit Memorial Prize for Classical Greek (Greek IB)
Ellie Medcalf

Nicholson Prize for Classical Literature in Translation
Thomas Wilson

Nicholson Scholarship No IA for Latin IA
Amelia Lin

Nicholson Scholarship No IB for Latin
Anna Colless

Nicholson Scholarship No IIA for Latin
Caroline Brehaut

Nicholson Scholarship No IIB for Latin
Nadia Bracegirdle

Nicholson Scholarship No IV for Latin III
Caroline Brehaut and Thomas Wilson

The Miltiades and Alkistis Chryssavgis Prize for Biblical Greek
Jonathan Adams

W J Woodhouse Memorial Prize for (Ancient) Greek
Thomas Wilson

2011
Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
David Congram and Marija Rodriguez

Backhouse Prize for Greek and Latin
Paul Touyz

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize in Ancient History
Irene Stone

Cooper Scholarship No I in Classics (Greek II and Latin II)
Brennan Nicholson

Cooper Scholarship No IV in Classics (Greek III and Latin III)
Christopher Stait

Frederic Spencer Burnell Prize for Best Essay in Greek II or III
Brennan Nicholson

Frederick Lloyd Memorial Prize
Julienne Orcullo

June Hartnett Prize for Proficiency in Second Year Ancient History
Anauja Ng

Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Samuel Murray

Max Le Petit Memorial Prize for Classical Greek (Greek IB)
Lucian Tan

Nicholson Prize for Classical Literature in Translation
David Congram

Nicholson Scholarship No IA for Latin IA
Angus Hannam

Nicholson Scholarship No IB for Latin
Katherine Tobias and Courtney Ross

Nicholson Scholarship No IIA for Latin
Thomas Wilson

Nicholson Scholarship No IIB for Latin
Christopher Stait

W J Woodhouse Memorial Prize for (Ancient) Greek
Brennan Nicholson

2010
Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Tatiana Bur and Richard Coelho

Backhouse Prize for Greek and Latin
Phillip Saidi

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize in Ancient History
Alina Kozlovski

Cooper Scholarship No I in Classics (Greek II and Latin II)
Christopher Stait

Cooper Scholarship No III in Classics (Greek I and Latin I)
Thomas Wilson

Cooper Scholarship No IV in Classics (Greek III and Latin III)
Paul Touyz

Frederic Spencer Burnell Prize for Best Essay in Greek II or III
Paul Touyz

June Hartnett Prize for Proficiency in Second Year Ancient History
Simon Hill

Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Anuja Arunothayam

Max Le Petit Memorial Prize for Classical Greek (Greek IB)
Brennan Nicholson

Nicholson Prize for Classical Literature in Translation
Irene Stone

Nicholson Scholarship No IA for Latin IA
Thomas Wilson

Nicholson Scholarship No IB for Latin
Ellie Medcalf

Nicholson Scholarship No IIA for Latin
Rachel White

Nicholson Scholarship No IIB for Latin
Paul Touyz

The Miltiades and Alkistis Chryssavgis Prize for Biblical Greek
Thomas Wilson

W J Woodhouse Memorial Prize for (Ancient) Greek
William Kennedy

2009
Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Ian Angus and Bryn Ford

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize in Ancient History
Katharine Harper

June Hartnett Prize for Proficiency in Second Year Ancient History
William Kennedy

Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Philippa Mott

Cooper Scholarship No I in Classics (Greek II and Latin II)
William Kennedy

Cooper Scholarship No III in Classics (Greek I and Latin I)
Rachel White

Max Le Petit Memorial Prize for Classical Greek
Christopher Stait

Nicholson Scholarship No IA for Latin
Harry Cameron

Nicholson Scholarship No IIA for Latin
Nicholas Olson

Frederic Spencer Burnell Prize for Best Essay in Greek II or III
Paul Touyz

Nicholson Scholarship No IB for Latin
Nathan Simpson

Nicholson Scholarship No IIB for Latin
Zachary Vermeer

Nicholson Scholarship No IV for Latin III
Eriko Kadota

W.J. Woodhouse Memorial Prize for (Ancient) Greek
William Kennedy

Cooper Scholarship No IV in Classics (Greek III and Latin III)
Phillip Saidi

Nicholson Prize for Classical Literature in Translation
Liam Ahern and Christopher Stait

2008
Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Marc Mierowsky

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize in Ancient History
Paul McMullen

June Hartnett Prize for Proficiency in Second Year Ancient History
Stephanie Himsley

Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Nicholas Olson

Backhouse Prize for Greek and Latin
Hugh Caterson

Cooper Scholarship No I in Classics (Greek II and Latin II)
Daniel Canaris

Cooper Scholarship No III in Classics (Greek I and Latin I)
Nicholas Olson

Max Le Petit Memorial Prize for Classical Greek
William Kennedy

Nicholson Scholarship No IA for Latin
Nicholas Olson

Nicholson Scholarship No IIA for Latin
Daniel Canaris

Frederic Spencer Burnell Prize for Best Essay in Greek II or III
Roland Brennan

Miltiades and Alkistis Chryssavgis Prize for Biblical Greek
Lachlan Grice

Nicholson Scholarship No IB for Latin
Zachary Vermeer

Nicholson Scholarship No IIB for Latin
April Webb

Nicholson Scholarship No IV for Latin III
Samantha Brancatisano

W.J. Woodhouse Memorial Prize for (Ancient) Greek
Paul Touyz

2007
Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
James Kane and Paul McMullen (shared)

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize in Ancient History
Trinity White

June Hartnett Prize for Proficiency in Second Year Ancient History
Philippa Janu

Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Liam Ahern and Isabelle Guyot (shared)

Backhouse Prize for Greek and Latin
Milton Micallef

Cooper Scholarship No I in Classics (Greek II and Latin II)
Giovanni Frischman

Cooper Scholarship No III in Classics (Greek I and Latin I)
Max Le Petit Memorial Prize for Classical Greek
Nicholson Scholarship No IA for Latin
Daniel Canaris

Cooper Scholarship No IV in Classics (Greek III and Latin III)
Eleanor Christofides

Frederic Spencer Burnell Prize for Best Essay in Greek II or III
Peter Merz

Miltiades and Alkistis Chryssavgis Prize for Biblical Greek
Paul Touyz

Nicholson Scholarship No IB for Latin
April Webb

Nicholson Scholarship No IIB for Latin
Corey Karaka

Nicholson Scholarship No IV for Latin III
Hugh Caterson

W.J. Woodhouse Memorial Prize for (Ancient) Greek
Zachary Vermeer

2006
Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Julian McDonald

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize in Ancient History
Victor Shaw

June Hartnett Prize for Proficiency in Second Year Ancient History
Si Qu Wen

Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Alexandra Robinson

Backhouse Prize for Greek and Latin
Stuart Thomson

Cooper Schcolarship No I in Classics (Greek II and Latin II)
Eleanor Christofides

Cooper Scholarship No III in Classics (Greek I and Latin I)
Giovanni Frischman

Cooper Scholarship No IV in Classics (Greek III and Latin III)
Peter Jones

Frederic Spencer Burnell Prize for Best Essay in Greek II or III
Nicholson Scholarship NO IV for Latin III
W.J. Woodhouse Memorial Prize for (Ancient) Greek
Tom Geue

Max Le Petit Memorial Prize for Classical Greek
Zachary Vermeer

Nicholson Prize for Classical Literature in Translation
Irene Revel

Nicholson Scholarship No IA for Latin
Sam Shaw

Nichholson Scholarship No IB for Latin
Corey Karaka

Nicholson Scholarship No IIA for Latin
Hugh Caterson

Nicholson Scholarship No IIB for Latin
Catherine Beazley

2005
Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Qi Wen, Michael McLaren (shared)

June Hartnett Second Year Proficiency Prize
Julian McDonald

Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
David Cunningham

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize
Hannah Mitchell

2004
Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Julian McDonald

Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Victor Shaw, Catherine Gascoigne, Daniel Newman (shared)

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize
Luis Siddall

2003
Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Megan Caristo, David Cunningham (shared)

Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Sascha Morrell, Hilbert Chiu, Catherine Gascoigne (shared)

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize
Tomas Harber

2002
Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Catherine Gascoigne

Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Sascha Morrell and Jonathan Hastie (shared)

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize
Deborah Emms

2001
Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Sascha Morrell

Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Kit Morrell and Alison O'Harae (shared)

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize
James Tan

2000
Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
James Fraser and Kathryn Simon (shared)

Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Katharine Morrell

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize
Emily Christian

1999
Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Sarah Irving and Katharine Morrell

Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Matthew McNamara

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize
Eleanor Chambers

1998
Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Elizabeth Warnes

Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
David Thomas, Garth Jones and Stephen Grenall (shared)

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize
Benjamin Kelly

1997
Léonie Hayne Ancient History Junior Prize
Matthew McNamara

Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Benjamin Kelly

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize
Chris Hewett and Tom Falkingham

1996
Ancient History Junior Prize
Fiona MacFarlane

Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Benjamin Kelly

Britta Petzl Memorial Prize
David Rolph

1995
Ancient History Junior Prize
Benjamin Kelly

Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
David Rolph

1994
Ancient History Junior Prize
Louise Buckingham

Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Louise Buchanan, Kimberley Gaskin and David Rolph (shared)

1993
Ancient History Junior Prize
Louise Buchanan

Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Alex Morris

1992

Ancient History First Year Prize
Alex Stevens

Ancient History Senior Essay Prize
Alex Morris