The winners of the 2020 prizes are:
 
  • J McNicol Prize: Nyree Raabe, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (DSC)
  • Patricia Guthrie Memorial Award: Molly Coulter, School of Architecture and Design (DSC)
  • RMIT Award for Higher Education: Albert Rex, School of Architecture and Design (DSC)
  • RMIT Award for Vocational Education: Marc Holland, School of Vocational Design and Social Context (DSC)

J N McNicol Prize

If you have completed an undergraduate first degree qualification at RMIT you may be eligible for this prize.

This prize is presented annually to one higher education bachelor degree graduate.

Contact your school/college about submitting a nomination for pre-selection by the end of your final year of undergraduate study.

The 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.

Only one graduate is nominated by your College in February.

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.

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.

For more information you can email graduation@rmit.edu.au

Patricia Guthrie Memorial Award

If you have completed an undergraduate degree at RMIT you may be eligible for this prize.

This prize is presented annually to one higher education female bachelor degree graduate.

Contact your school/college about submitting a nomination for pre-selection by the end of your final year of undergraduate study.

The nomination must be supported by a complete record of official academic results, highlighting major subjects, a signed statement of highlighting your social and community contribution, and any additional supporting document and a signed supporting statement from the School that nominates you.

Only one graduate is nominated by your College in February.

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 (50%) and social and community contribution both within and outside RMIT (50%) and an interview.

The Prize, provided through the generosity of the Guthrie family, is awarded in commemoration of Mrs Patricia Guthrie who was RMIT’s first female Head of the TAFE School of Communication and Social Science and a valued and much respected member of staff of RMIT.

The criteria for the Prize reflects the nature of Patricia Guthrie, her interest in the professional development of women and her immense interest in ethnic affairs and community work.

The value of the award is a one off payment, the value of which shall be based on income from the investment of the ‘corpus’ of the Award and a prize certificate.

For more information you can email graduation@rmit.edu.au

College of Business Prizes

Presented annually to outstanding students in each school from the College of Business.

Includes monetary amount and a certificate. 

RMIT Awards

If you have completed a first qualification in a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from the Vocational Education sector at RMIT or an undergraduate first degree qualification at RMIT you may be eligible for this prize.

Each prize is presented annually, one to a vocational education graduate and one to a higher education Bachelor degree or Associate degree graduate.

Contact your school/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 of highlighting your leadership and initiative, and any additional supporting document, and a signed supporting statement from the school that nominates you.

Only one graduate for each prize is nominated by their College in February.

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.

Candidates are assessed on their outstanding leadership potential and initiative (60%) and excellent academic record (40%) and an interview.

The value of the award is $3,000 and an offer of an RMIT scholarship to study a full-time program at a higher level than the one previously studied at RMIT.

For more information you can email graduation@rmit.edu.au