Our prizes are open to undergraduates in all years, including honours.

For more information about these opportunities, email us.

Australian Society of Animal Production Prize in Animal Science

Open to: Year 4 undergraduates

Details: established in 1997 and maintained by an annual gift from the Queensland Branch of the Australian Society of Animal Production. The recipient will have submitted the best thesis in an area of relevance to livestock

Prize: $200

B. & B. Chamala Memorial Prize

Open to: Year 3 agribusiness undergraduates

Details: established by a gift from Associate Professor Shanakriah Chamala in memory of his parents, Baliah and Bhumamma Chamala, who came from a remote village in India. They believed in the value of knowledge, the role of agribusiness in sustainable rural community development, in providing services to rural communities, and in encouraging young professionals to work in rural areas. The recipient will have achieved the highest grade point average over the first five semesters of an agribusiness program

Prize: $200

Ben Brown Encouragement Award for Agricultural Science

Open to: Year 1 agricultural science undergraduates

Details: established in 1992 in memory of Ben Brown, a graduate of the former Agricultural Science Faculty. The recipient will have achieved the highest overall grade point average at the end of their first year

Prize: $1000

Ben Brown Memorial Medal for Agricultural Science

Open to: Year 4 undergraduates

Details: established in 1992 in memory of Ben Brown, a graduate of the former Agricultural Science Faculty. The recipient will have completed the Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours Class 1 and achieved the highest overall grade point average at the end of their program

Prize: medal

E.R. Butler Prize

Open to: Year 3 undergraduates

Details: established in 1998 in memory of Edward Butler. The recipient will have obtained the highest grade in the Land Use and Management course (LAND3007)

Prize: $200

John William Tierney Memorial Prize

Open to: Year 3 undergraduates

Details: established in 1992 in memory of John William Tierney, this fund is maintained by the Australasian Plant Pathology Society and staff who teach botany. The recipient will have obtained the highest marks for their first attempt in the courses Plant Microbe and Insect interactions (BIOL3011) and Fungi and Plant Disease (BIOL3201)

Prize: $160

Lindsay and Richard Watson Prize

Open to: Year 1 agricultural science undergraduates

Details: established in 1974 in memory of Richard Watson. The recipient will have achieved outstanding proficiency in the first year of their agricultural science program

Prize: $338

R. & A.E. Veitch Prize

Open to: Year 3 agricultural science undergraduates

Details: established in 1974 by a bequest of $2000 from the late Robert Veitch as a memorial to his wife Alice Esmee Veitch and to himself. The recipient will have shown the greatest proficiency in their fifth- and sixth-semester courses, which they will have completed in one academic year

Note: this prize alternates annually between our School and the School of Biological Sciences, which awards the Faculty of Science student who has shown the greatest proficiency in second-year entomology courses

Prize: $383

Ronald Brownlie Memorial Prize

Open to: Year 2 undergraduates on a program that is administered by our School and offers a plant-related discipline

Details: established in 1987, and maintained by gifts from the Brownlie family and the University’s agricultural mechanisation staff. The recipient will have obtained the highest mark for their first attempt in the course Agroecology (AGRC2040)

Prize: $150

Russell Grigg Memorial Prize

Open to: Year 2 horticulture undergraduates

Details: established in 1949 by the Queensland Agricultural College through a donation from Mrs C.M. Grigg in memory of her husband, Russell, who lost his life in combat during World War II. Mr Grigg was a past student of the College. The recipient will have obtained the highest overall marks in horticulture courses in their second year of the Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture or Bachelors of Agribusiness/Sustainable Agriculture degree programs

Prize: $100

Tiffany Dobbs Memorial Prize

Open to: Year 3 undergraduates

Details: established in 2015 in memory of Tiffany Dobbs, and funded by a donation from Kentucky Equine Research. The recipient will have obtained the highest mark in the course Equine Nutrition & Health (ANIM3030)

Prize: $500

William Woolcock Memorial Prize

Open to: Year 2 undergraduates

Details: established in 1928 in memory of Reverend William Woolcock. The recipient will have obtained the highest overall marks in the first-year courses Applied Biology (AGRC1020) or Genes, Cells & Evolution (BIOL1020), and the second-year course Agricultural Biochemistry (AGRC2001)

Prize: $300