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The Weimar-Ohlstrom Prizes

In 1956, Mrs Leonore Ohlstrom gave £300 to the University to establish annual prizes in German in memory of her late husband, Patrick Andreas Ohlstrom.

This is an endowed prize with the capital held in the University’s Endowment Fund and the income distribution each year used to fund the prize. The following rules now apply:

  1. Two prizes to be known as "The Weimar-Ohlstrom Prize for German I” and “The Weimar-Ohlstrom Prize for German II" shall be offered each year.
  2. Provided that in each case there is a candidate of sufficient merit:
    1. A prize of the value of two-thirds of the annual income from the endowment, currently set at $150 shall be awarded to the student who attains the highest mark in German Studies II.
    2. A prize of the value of one-third of the annual income from the endowment, currently set at $75 shall be awarded to the student who attains the highest mark in German Studies I, provided that this student does not have a significant advantage by virtue of native-speaking background.
  3. If, in any particular year, the examiners deem that two or more candidates are of equal merit, the prize shall be divided equally among them.
  4. Each prize shall be a book voucher.
  5. The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the University’s legal obligations and policies.

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