John Waller Memorial Scholarship
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- What does the scholarship get me?
- Closing dates for applications
- Length of award
- Number of awards offered
- Purpose of award
- Selection criteria
- What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
- How do students apply?
- How and when do students learn of the decision?
- Decision makers
- History or background of award
- Additional information
- For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact
What does the scholarship get me?
$6,000 per annum + mentorship and employment offers
Closing dates for applications
Next: 15 August 2022
Length of award
Number of awards offered
Three (with no restriction on the number in any of the applicable programmes)
Purpose of award
This scholarship supports undergraduate students at the University of Canterbury. The Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), on behalf of the family of John Waller ONZM, BCom, FCA, established the scholarship in 2017 to honour the values and professional contribution of Mr Waller.
Applicants must be intending to begin their first year of full-time study at the University in a programme for either:
a Bachelor of Criminal Justice (BCJ) degree;
a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree with a major in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Business Economics, International Business, Management, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, or Taxation and Accounting;
a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a major in Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Economics, Environmental Science, Finance, Financial Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or Statistics; or
a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree.
Applicants must have completed, or be completing, a University Entrance qualification or equivalent,and have studied at secondary level, in the year of application (or, in the case of a gap year, in the year immediately prior )
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Conditions of acceptance
The scholarship must be taken up in the year following the year of application during full-time enrolment in one of the programmes specified in clause 2.1.
Unless otherwise specified in the offer letter, an offer of a scholarship will lapse if it is not formally accepted within one calendar month of the date of the offer.
In the event of a recipient’s withdrawal from full-time study in the programme for which the scholarship was awarded, the scholarship will normally be withdrawn and any paid funds may be recovered. However, the University, in consultation with BNZ and PwC, may consider any applications for continuation of the scholarship after withdrawal from the programme for which the scholarship was awarded.
Recipients, by accepting the award, permit publication and announcement of their acceptance.
Continuation of a scholarship is conditional on:. satisfactory academic progress, defined here as the maintenance of a GPA of at least 5.0; and adherence to the University’s statutes and regulations.
How do students apply?
Applications must be made online at the Scholarships website by 15 August
Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or holders of New Zealand residence class visas.
How and when do students learn of the decision?
The scholarship will be paid by direct credit to the recipient’s nominated New Zealand bank account, in six equal instalments, one in each semester. The payments will be made as soon as practicable after confirmation of the recipient’s full-time enrolment in an applicable programme, and after the final dates on which a student may receive a full refund for withdrawal from a course.5
The scholarship is awarded by the Council of the University on the recommendation of a selection committee, comprising: a. the Vice-Chancellor (or nominee);b. a representative of BNZ; and c. a representative of PwC.
History or background of award
Mr Waller was a respected businessman, director, and insolvency expert. He grew up on the West Coast of the South Island, graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University, and lived in Auckland during his professional life. John Waller died in September 2016.
The scholarship is not co-tenable with any award that is sponsored by any other major accountancy, auditing, banking, consulting, or law firm. It is co-tenable with any other award unless the conditions of the other award preclude this.
For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact
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.