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The Cheeseman Prize English Essay Writing Competition was set up in 1949 to commemorate H. R. Cheeseman, CMG, Director of Education during the Malayan Union era. The Competition is open to students pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree or Foundation Studies at the University of Malaya.

The Cheeseman Prize English Essay Writing Competition is held annually in the Second Semester of each Academic Session. This prize is in commemoration of the late Mr. H. R. Cheeseman, CMG, former Director of Education of the Federation of Malaya. The prizes in the form of cash awards are funded by the interest gained from the Cheeseman Prize Endowment Fund. In addition to the cash prizes, certificates will be given to winners and participants of the competition.

Prizes are awarded for essays in English on topics with a Malaysian focus.
  > First Prize     : RM1,500.00
  > Second Prize : RM1000.00
  > Third Prize    : RM600.00
  > Consolation Prizes : RM200 each
Certificates will be given to the winners and participants of the Cheeseman Prize English Writing Essay Competition
Completed application forms must be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office (Seksyen Kemasukan dan Rekod), Academic Division at the latest by 12.00 noon, Friday 24 March 2017.