Graduate Study: Prize Scholars

Merton is very proud of the achievements of all of its graduate members. It is no easy task for the College’s Graduate Committee to select four research students in the later years of their degrees as Prize Scholars. This award is reserved for those of the highest academic distinction and brings the right to dine free of charge on High Table each week and a cash sum of £500.

2020/21 Prize Scholars

Merton’s Prize Scholars for 2020-21 are:

Past prize scholars
2017/18
  • Archie Bott
  • Emma Bardsley
  • Ruggero Sciuto
  • Mark van Loon
2013/14
  • Matthew Cliffe
  • Christopher Lilyblad
  • Jason Sanders
  • Eleanor Watkins
2012/13
  • Henry Hope
  • Yihan Li
  • Chiara Marletto
  • Anna Rydzik
2011/12
  • Peter Auger
  • Anjali Gupta Hinch
  • Mandeep Singh
  • Lutz Warnke
2010/11
  • Joshua Billings
  • Deepak Chandrasekharan
  • Eesvan Krishnan
  • Rui Ma
2009/10
  • Daniel King
  • Cedric Callens
  • Eric So
  • Joseph Suttie
2008/09
  • Adam Stearns
  • Harriet Teare
  • Inês Sousa
  • Catherine Frieman
  • Christoph Loenarz
  • Hendrik Coldenstrot-Ronge
The Competition

13 competitions have been held to elect Prize Scholars from 2008 to 2021. These elected 55 Scholars. This 55 is made up of:

Sex

  • 37 males (67%)
  • 18 females (33%)

Type of Degree

  • 53 DPhil students (96%)
  • 2 2BM students (4%)

Year of study

  • 13 students in their 2nd year (24%)
  • 38 students in their 3rd year (69%)
  • 4 students in their 4th year (7%)

Division

  • 18 Humanities (33%)
  • 14 Medical Sciences (25%)
  • 18 MPLS (33%)
  • 5 Social Sciences (9%)