The Cedric Hassall Scholarship
The Cedric Hassall Prize was awarded in the past to a student in Chemistry who in the opinion of the Examiners, has shown the best performance in the Examinations associated with the first year of advanced Chemistry Courses. This prize was recently upgraded to a Scholarship to be awarded to a final year student who is currently majoring in Chemistry and satisfies the above criteria.
The prize/scholarship is named in honour of Professor Cedric Hassall, the first Professor of Chemistry at the University and is intended to foster and encourage students to achieve standards of excellence which Professor Hassall insisted should be the hallmark of students pursuing courses in Chemistry. The prize/scholarship was established largely through the instrumentality of Pro-Vice-Chancellor Gerald Lalor during his tenure as Head of the Department, and was first awarded in 1971.