Ensom Prize

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 30 September 2020

Applications close 30 September each year.

Length of award

One Year

Number of awards offered

At least one

Purpose of award

The prize is for an essay on a specified topic relating to constructive policy to promote and preserve international peace and goodwill.

Selection criteria

Applicants must:
a. be undergraduates of the University of Canterbury; or
b. have become eligible to graduate from the University with their first degree not more than 12 months before the closing date for applications for the current round.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Applicants must sign the declaration form attached with the application form.

How do students apply?

The online application system requires you to have a myUC account; you must register with myUC prior to applying online for an award. The online application system will begin accepting applications eight weeks before the closing date.
Scholarship Page
Online Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

All applications will be notified by email.

Decision makers


History or background of award

The prize was established in 1931 from a bequest of Sarah Ann Ensom, who died on 9 June 1929.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

The Scholarships Office
University of Canterbury
Level 3, Registry, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
+64 3 366 7001


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in August 2020.