A N V Dobbs Memorial Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 28 February 2021

Length of award

Up to three years.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

To financially assist Year 13 students from Christchurch Boys' High School who are going on to university study.

Selection criteria

Preference is given to students studying economics as part of a Bachelors degree.

Extended scholarships are awarded to successful applicants in each year of university study, at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

A satisfactory academic performance must be maintained.

How do students apply?

How to Apply for a 2020 Scholarship
Applications for the Sir Arthur Sims Scholarship, John Wilson Scholarship and ANV Dobbs Scholarship are invited from CBHS Old Boys who meet the criteria.  The amount of each scholarship will be determined by the financial performance of the funds in the trust and also on the number of applicants.  The values below are an estimate only of amounts available in 2020.
Awards for Extended Scholarships are dependent on students maintaining satisfactory progress and on the university result.
1. Application forms can be obtained from the CBHS website from October (refer links below) or an application form can be collected from the School Office.
2. There is one form for school leavers (first year) and a different form for those who are applying for an extended scholarship for subsequent years of study.
3. You can complete the form electronically and email, or print and complete by hand.
4. Supporting information is set out on the application form and should accompany the application. Information will be required to confirm university enrolment and course.
5. Completed applications (with supporting documents) can be emailed, posted, or left at the School Office.
6. Send completed applications or direct enquiries to:
                Jenny Lowe, Executive Assistant to the Headmaster
                PO Box 8157, Christchurch 8440
                Email:  scholarships@cbhs.school.nz
7. Closing date for applications is 28 February 2020.
8. Scholarships will be awarded at a Scholars Assembly in May 2020.
School Leaver Application Form
Extended Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

By letter following a meeting of the selection committee.

Decision makers

Headmaster of Christchurch Boys' High School and Head of Department Commerce.

History or background of award

This scholarship was established by Mrs Gwendoline Dobbs in 1994 in memory of her late husband and Christchurch Boys' High School Old Boy, Arthur Newman Vickery Dobbs CBE who died in 1988. Mr Dobbs was former Director General of Education. The ANV Dobbs Memorial Scholarship commemorates his lifelong work and interest in education. Public Trust manages the funding for the scholarships.

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

Scholarship Administrator
Christchurch Boys' High School
New Zealand


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 March 2020.