College of Business and Law Young Enterprise Scheme Student of the Year Scholarship - South Island Region

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 15 August 2019

15 Augus

Length of award

One year

Number of awards offered

Two, one of which is reserved for a student from the Canterbury region

Purpose of award

The College of Business and Law established the scholarship in 2016. It replaces the College of Business and Law Young Enterprise Scheme Student of the Year Scholarship – Canterbury Region and the College of Business and Law Young Enterprise Scheme Student of the Year Scholarship – Top of the South Region.

Selection criteria

Eligibility criteria
Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or holders of New Zealand residence class visas.
Applicants must be studying at a secondary school in the South Island for a university entrance qualification.
Applicants must be competing in the Young Enterprise Scheme.
Recipients must be enrolled full-time in a programme for a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and/or a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the University, in courses totalling at least 60 points from the BComschedule or at least 45 points from the LLB schedule.
Recipients must qualify for admission to the University, through achievement of University Entrance or an equivalent qualification, by at least one week before the first day of Semester 1 of the first year of tenure

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Conditions of acceptance

The scholarship must be taken up in Semester 1 of the year following the year of application.
Unless otherwise specified in the offer letter, an offer of a scholarship lapses if it is not formally accepted within one calendar month of the date of the offer.
In the event where a recipient’s enrolment no longer meets the conditions specified in clause  the scholarship will be withdrawn and any paid funds may be recovered.
By accepting the award, recipients permit publication and announcement of their acceptance, and indicate that they are willing to engage in University community activities, such as student mentoring, acting as University ambassadors, and being involved with University publicity as appropriate.
Continuation of a scholarship is conditional on satisfactory academic progress 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.
Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

In making its recommendations, the committee will consider the following:
a. Enterprise and business qualities and skills demonstrated during the applicant's time in the Young Enterprise Scheme, including:
qualities of leadership;ii. qualities of teamwork;
business skills that made a difference to the success of the business; andiv. other skills and qualities.
Quality of achievement in NCEA or equivalent qualification.
Recommendation of a staff member of the applicant’s school: either the teacher in charge of the Young Enterprise Scheme, the Principal, or a Dean.
Career aspirations and choice of degree and major subject(s).
Preference will be given to applicants whose choice of major subject(s) indicates an interest in business and/or entrepreneurship.
If, in any year, there are fewer candidates of sufficient merit than there are scholarships available, fewer scholarships will be awarded. If there is no candidate from the Canterbury region of sufficient merit, the reserved scholarship for such students will be made available to students from other parts of the South Island

Decision makers

The scholarship is awarded by the Council of the University on the recommendation of
a selection committee comprising:a. the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College of Business and Law (or nominee); b. the Dean of Business (or nominee); andb. the Dean of Law (or nominee).

History or background of award

The scholarship recognises outstanding students in a company team participating in the Young Enterprise Scheme within the South Island, and supports study in the first year of a Bachelor of Commerce and/or Bachelor of Laws degree programme at the University of Canterbury.

Additional information

The scholarship is co-tenable with any award unless the conditions of the other award preclude this.


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 June 2019.