Presented annually to one Bachelor degree graduate for excellent academic performance and outstanding leadership potential and initiative.
This prize is presented annually to one higher education Bachelor degree graduate. Only one graduate is nominated by each College in February. The candidate is assessed on their excellent academic record and outstanding leadership potential and initiative.
The J N McNicol prize was donated to RMIT by the late Mr E J Reilly to perpetuate the memory of the late Mr J N McNicol, who was a close and respected friend, and to commemorate Mr McNicol's constant encouragement and assistance to students of RMIT.
The value of the award is a one off payment, the value of which shall be based on income from the investment of monies forming the capital from time to time of the J N McNicol fund, a prize certificate and a medal to commemorate the late J N McNicol.
If you have completed an undergraduate first degree qualification at RMIT you may be eligible for this prize.
Contact your School or College about submitting a nomination for pre-selection by the end of your final year of undergraduate study.
Your nomination must be supported by a complete record of official academic results, highlighting major subjects, a signed statement highlighting your leadership and initiative, and any additional supporting document and a signed supporting statement from the School that nominates you.
The successful candidate is interviewed in March by a Selection Committee, comprising the Academic Registrar (or nominee), and one senior staff member from each College.
The candidate is assessed on their excellent academic record (70%) and outstanding leadership potential and initiative (30%) and an interview.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.