The following Academic Awards, which include a Book Prize, are determined by the Hall Warden using a predefined set of criteria.
|VAN ZYL TROPHY|
Academic House of the Year
|For the House who has the highest Academic Results for the previous year.|
|MOTHER DOROTHEA TROPHY|
Academic Postgraduate of the year
|For the postgraduate who achieves the highest result. Only the latest result available will be considered, i.e. June results of the current year or the aggregated June and November results of the previous year.|
Academic Undergraduate of the year
|Second year student and upward undergraduate calculated on the highest aggregate of the previous November and current June results.|
|MOTHER FLORENCE TROPHY|
Academic 1st Year of the year
|First year students calculated on the highest current year's June results.|
The Hall Awards Committee, consisting of the Hall Warden or nominee and the Senior Students of all the Houses within the Hall, shall call for motivated nominations from Students of the Hall for the following awards. The Awards Committee will use its discretion to decide whether the required level of excellence or commitment has been achieved. All of the awards below need not necessarily be presented every year.
|HALL WARDENS AWARD|
|For the House which has contributed significantly to the community.|
|MOTHER CECILE TROPHY|
|For the student who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, has shown a particular degree of academic endeavour.|
|ROLAND GRIMES TROPHY|
|A significant achievement in any field by a member of the Hall.|
|CORAL WAITE TROPHY|
"Unto the least of these"
|A member of the Hall who has been involved in service in the University or in the wider community of Grahamstown.|
|CORAL WAITE CUP|
|A member of the Hall whose activities have benefited the Hall or community of the Hall.|
|ALLAN WEBB SHIELD|
All round award
|A member of the Hall who has achieved in three fields: sport, academic and cultural\social participation.|
Sportsperson of the year
|A member of the Hall who has excelled in sport at university, provincial or national level.|
The Awards will be made at the Leavers Dinner every year except for the Van Zyl Trophy which will be announced at the Welcoming Dinner, the following first term. In addition, Residence Merit Scholarships are awarded to deserving individuals (current Sub-Wardens are not normally eligible to apply - a sub-warden who, over and beyond normal sub-wardening duties made an exceptional and tangible contribution towards residence life is eligible to apply for a Residence Merit Scholarship.).