A $500 annual cash prize is awarded to a graduate student for the best first-author publication from the preceding year in any area of astronomy. Nominations will be solicited from faculty by the graduate student council each year.
2022 - James Johnson
2021 - Rachel Patton for her paper TBA
2020 - Tharindu Jayasinghe for his 2019 paper "The ASAS-SN catalogue of variable stars - II. Uniform classification of 412 000 known variables."