Martyn Finlay Memorial Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

$1,500 each year.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 August 2022

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to enable academically able students who are demonstrably suffering hardship to continue their undergraduate law studies in Part Three at The University of Auckland.

Selection criteria

The Scholarship will be awarded to a candidate who is enrolled and has paid the fees, or arranged to pay the fees, for full-time study in Part Three of an undergraduate Law degree.

The basis of selection will be academic merit, demonstrable financial hardship and commitment to the community.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The Scholarship’s emolument will be paid in one instalment in the second semester.

How do students apply?

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.

Scholarship Details

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Approximately six weeks after the closing date by letter or email.

Decision makers

The Scholarship will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council upon the recommendation of a selection committee comprising the Dean of the Faculty of Law, two other members of the academic staff of the Department and one representative of the Donor (or nominee).

History or background of award

In memory of the late Hon Dr Allan Martyn Finlay QC, Member of Parliament for the North Shore 1946 - 1949, Vice President of the New Zealand Labour Party from 1956 - 1958, President from 1958 - 1963, Member for Waitakere 1963 - 1978, Attorney General and Minister of Justice in the Labour Government of 1972 - 1975 and in 1973 - 1974 led the New Zealand case against the French nuclear testing at Muroroa. He was a long time member of the University of Auckland Council.

Additional information

Applications, by way of a form close with the Scholarships Office on 27 July in the year of the award.

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

The Scholarship Office
The University of Auckland
+64 9 373 7599


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 September 2020.