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The Alfred Deakin Medal is named in honour of Alfred Deakin, Australia’s second Prime Minister, after whom this University is named. This award is an initiative introduced by the University to commemorate his remarkable life and the contribution he made to uniting the Australian colonies into the Commonwealth of Australia and the development of the Australian nation.
Selection will be based upon the students’ academic record and their contribution to the University or the community while studying. The eight students with the highest academic record in each Faculty will be invited to make a one-page submission detailing their achievements within the University and in the wider community while studying at Deakin.
Up to eight medals are conferred each year, two from each Faculty. Each prize consists of $500 and a framed Alfred Deakin Medal and will be presented at one of the annual graduation ceremonies. An appropriate endorsement is also made on each student's academic record.
Nominees will receive an invitation to apply for an Alfred Deakin Medal. An application form will be included with the letter of invitation.
Application forms must be returned to the Secretary of the Student Prizes and Awards Subcommittee (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5 pm on Friday, 13 December 2013.