Zoë Zernitz, master student of Art, Culture and Media, has won the Aart Bosman Student Excellence Award 2014 for the best student of the year at the University of Groningen. She was chosen from the nine winners of the GUF-100 prizes, which are awarded to the most excellent student from each faculty. The winners were announced on Friday 4 July 2014 during the Summer Ceremony, which officially marks the end of the academic year.
The winners of the GUF-100 prizes 2014: Nuria Spijker (Faculty of Spatial Sciences), Zoë Zernitz (Faculty of Arts), Arthur Constandse (Faculty of Philosophy), Job Feldbrugge (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences), Gijs Schoutens (Faculty of Economics and Business), Nienke Hoeksema (Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences), Nienke de Graaf (Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies), Frank Bentvelzen (Faculty of Law), Dees Postma (Faculty of Medical Sciences)
Zoë Zernitz, winner of the Student Excellence Award 2014. Photo: Gerhard Taatgen
Zoë Zernitz is Master student Art, Culture and Media. The special feature that has convinced the jury she should be awarded this special prize is the combination of excellent study results, proofs of independent, innovative research capabilities and active involvement in children's education, including the writing of books and stories and making music on the accordion.
The GUF-100 prizes for excellent students were first awarded in 1993 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Groningen University Fund (GUF). Prizes were awarded every five years until 2010, at which point the GUF and the Board of the University decided to present prizes every year instead. The University of Groningen Excellence Award was first awarded in 2009 to mark the foundation of the University of Groningen Honours College. The winner is chosen from among the winners of the GUF-100 prizes.
Each GUF-100 prize is worth € 2,500 and the winner of the Student Excellence Award receives another € 2,500 .
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