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The Schulz Postgraduate Award for the Study of Education

In 1957, Adolf John Schulz bequeathed to the University £4,500 for the purpose of promoting postgraduate research work in the theory of education and the study of the German language, literature and culture generally.

According to the Will of Mr Schulz:-

  • One-half of the available income is to be used for the “promotion of post-graduate research work in the theory of education but so that this should always be dealt with as part of a comprehensive philosophy”;
  • The other half of the income to be used to promote the study of the German language, literature and culture generally.

The following rules are made in accordance with the terms of the bequest:

  1. There will be an award called “The Schulz Postgraduate Award for the study of Education”.
  2. Up to three awards will be available each year.
  3. The awards will be available to postgraduate students of the School of Education undertaking a research project relevant to the theoretical study of education from varying perspectives.
  4. The value of each award will be up to $500 at the discretion of the Head, School of Education, so long as the total does not exceed half of the available annual income distribution from the Endowment Fund.
  5. Applications in writing are to be made to the Head, School of Education.
  6. Selection will be made by the Head of School, at his/her discretion, on the basis of academic merit, financial need and relevance of the research relating to the theoretical study of education from its varying perspectives as part of a comprehensive philosophy. It is anticipated that the recipients will have demonstrated high academic achievement in his/her undergraduate studies.
  7. Any unspent funds after granting the awards each year, will be added to the capital sum.
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