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The United Nations Prize

In 1923 the late Tom Elder Barr Smith gave to the University the sum of $200 to found an annual prize for an essay on a subject connected with the work of the League of Nations; and until 1945 the prize was so offered for competition.

The League of Nations having been dissolved and the United Nations having been established in 1945, the prize is offered in accordance with the following rules:

  1. There shall be two prizes to the value of $500 each, unless otherwise determined by the Faculty.
  2. The prize shall be offered annually for the two best essays submitted for a core course in the degree of International Studies.
  3. The prize shall not be awarded more than once to the same person; nor shall an award be made in any year if in the opinion of the examiners no essay of sufficient merit has been submitted.
  4. These rules may be varied from time to time by the Faculty, provided that the general purpose of the endowment is fulfilled.
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