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The John Howard Clark Prize and Title of John Howard Clark Scholar

In 1880 the University of Adelaide received by public subscription £500 for the purpose of perpetuating the name of John Howard Clark and for the encouragement of English Literature at the University.

  1. There shall be an annual prize called “The John Howard Clark Prize”.
  2. The value of the prize shall be $1,000 or such other amount as the University shall from time to time determine provided that the value of the prize does not exceed the annual distribution of interest available from the Endowment Fund.
  3. The prize is payable in two equal instalments being at the completion of the Honours Degree and upon completion of Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.
  4. The prize shall be awarded to the candidate for the Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts with the most outstanding results in English and shall be judged by the examiners to have reached a sufficient standard.
  5. If the examiners consider no candidate worthy of the prize, they shall so report and no award shall be made for that year, but there shall not, by reason of that lapse, be more than one prize winner in the following year.
  6. The prize winner will be required to proceed to the degree of Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy by submission of a satisfactory thesis on a subject connected with literary studies and approved by the Faculty of Arts. When the thesis has been accepted as fulfilling the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy, the prize winner shall deposit an approved copy of it in the University library and then shall be granted the title of John Howard Clark Scholar. If the thesis is not accepted as fulfilling the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy, such payment and title shall be withheld.

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