The Brian Hardy Memorial Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 October 2022

1 October

Length of award

The Scholarship comprises a $5,000 stipend. The stipend will be paid for ten months. The final stipend payment will be paid after the thesis is submitted.

The scholarship will be held for one year while the candidate is enrolled in the BMedSc(Hons) degree.


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Purpose of award

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist students in the BMedSc(Hons) programme studying in a Paediatric discipline.

Selection criteria

Candidates must:1. be a NZ citizen or NZ permanent resident, and2. be enrolled for the degree of Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours studying a Paediatric discipline within a department of the Otago Medical School at any of its three main campuses (Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington).

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The University of Otago reserves the right to use the names, photographs and details of successful applicants for the purposes of advertising and publicity. The scholarship holder must agree to be reasonably available to participate in interviews and promotional activities if requested by the University.

How do students apply?

Candidates will be invited to apply after approval for admission to the Honours degree. Every candidate must submit an application with a covering letter explaining career aspirations, and a CV by 1st October in the year prior to commencement of their Honour’s study.
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How and when do students learn of the decision?

The Selection Panel will convene to determine the award of thescholarship in mid-October each year.

Decision makers

The selection panel, which will comprise the:
* Dean of the Otago Medical School
* Dean of the Dunedin School of Medicine
* Dean of the School of Biomedical Sciences
* Dean of the University of Otago Christchurch* Dean of the University of Otago Wellington or their nominees, shall consider the following factors in awarding the Scholarship:
* the candidate’s previous academic results, and* the candidate’s potential to succeed in their proposed career path.

* The scholarship must be taken up in the year for which it is awarded.* The scholarship may be held concurrently with other awards, subject to approval by the Dean of the Otago Medical School

History or background of award

Established in 2016 in memory of the late Professor Brian Hardy who graduated from the Otago Medical School in 1964. He completed his surgical training in Dunedin, spending considerable time in immunological research with Dr Barbara Heslop. He subsequently completed a urological fellowship at the University of California Los Angeles and a further fellowship at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and the Boston’s Children’s Hospital. His first academic appointment was at the University of Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital. During his 30 year career as Chief of the Division of Paediatric Urology at the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital he built his division into one of the leading paediatric urological programmes in the United States. Many of his contributions were not well known in New Zealand but he retained a firm commitment to the country and his educational heritage

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

Scholarship Administrator
University of Otago
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
0800 808098


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 October 2020.