Year level prizes

Year level prizes are awarded for outstanding academic performance in any given year of study.

Martin Jilovsky Prize in Actuarial Studies

Martin Jilovsky (BSc, FIA, FIAA, FNZSA) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Melbourne in 1972, majoring in Mathematics. He undertook Actuarial Studies through the Institute of Actuaries (United Kingdom) and qualified as a Fellow of that Institute in 1980.

Martin's career led to employment in Australia, England and New Zealand with several leading actuarial companies. Martin devoted a considerable amount of time to the actuarial profession, with most of his work involving corporate superannuation clients. He was also a tutor, examiner and member of the superannuation practice committee of the Institute of Actuaries from 1994. In 1999 he was appointed chairman. He completed a three-year term on the Council at the end of 1997, and was also involved in a number of other superannuation industry bodies.

This prize was established in memory of Martin by his wife Cathie and their three daughters, Esther, Leah and Rachel. The prize will be awarded to the final year student in the Bachelor of Commerce who is an Australian citizen and who has the highest aggregate mark across all final year Actuarial subjects. The prize is valued at the net annual income of the trust. UTR6.72 (256) (2010).

Kim Letch-Stobart Award for Women in Commerce and Economics

Kim Letch is an alumna of the faculty, graduating in 1991 with a BCom. Kim has previously supported the university in many ways, most recently in 2018 through the Kim Letch-Stobart Family Scholarship, which was awarded to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commence who experience disadvantaged circumstances.

Kim is the Managing Partner at Ernst and Young in CA, United States. As a female leader in business, supporting women in their studies is important to Kim, and is required to address gender inequity in the sector.

Each year, the faculty produces the Bachelor of Commerce Dean’s Honours List (DHL) which recognises the achievement of the top 3% of students across levels 1, 2 and 3 of the degree in the previous calendar year. This award, valued at US$5,000, is for a high achieving Second Year Dean’s Honours List student who identifies as female. The winner of the prize will be confirmed through the DHL awarding process, with students not needing to apply.

J. F. Major Memorial Scholarship

In 1962, James Perrins Major, a physician and member of the Standing Committee of Convocations, bequeathed funds to the University to be used for a scholarship in memory of his son, James Frank Major, a Commerce graduate who died on active service.

The prize is valued at the net annual income of the fund and is awarded annually to a full-time student who achieved the best results in the 3rd year of the BCom and who is enrolled into the BCom Honours program. UTR6.116 (1983).

Helen McKay Memorial Prize

This award is offered in memory of the late Helen McKay, a former Economics/Arts student of the University of Melbourne. The prize is awarded to the student with the most meritorious academic performance in the final year of the Bachelor of Commerce who is intending to specialise in Economics or Economic History.

The endowment was subscribed by the family and friends of Helen, with the prize value calculated on the net annual income of the trust. UTR6.92 (107) (1996).

Alban C. Morley Prize in Commerce

In 1921, Alban C. Morley's donation to the University established a prize awarded to the candidate whose first year of the Bachelor of Commerce is adjudged to be the most meritorious.

The prize is awarded annually to the candidate who completes the first year of the Bachelor of Commerce. It is valued at the net annual income of the fund. UTR6.72 (11) (1921).

William Noall & Son Prize

In 1957, to commemorate the centenary of their firm, William Noall & Son, stock and share brokers, established a fund to provide an annual award for the final year Honours students completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree.

The prize is valued at the net annual income of the fund and is awarded to the most meritorious Honours student. UTR6.100 (1991).

Paton Advertising Services Exhibition

In 1954, a donation by Paton Advertising Service Pty Ltd established a prize to be awarded annually which recognised the highest grades achieved in the second year of the Bachelor of Commerce.

The prize is valued at the net annual income of the fund. UTR6.92 (1982).