The Roger Perry Memorial Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 22 February 2021

Length of award

One year

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The Roger Perry Memorial scholarship is for those students entering their final year of study and working towards Honours or Masters. This scholarship has been established as an enduring recognition of the immense contribution Roger made to the Reserve Bank.

Selection criteria

The scholarships are available each year to students majoring in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Law and Accounting studies, who attained at least a B+ grade point average and who intend to continue studying to Honours or Master's level.
Please note that students who are entering their first year of university are not eligible.
We're looking for future leaders who're interested in becoming well-rounded central bankers and who demonstrate our values of integrity, innovation and inclusion.
A key focus for us is attracting diversity of thought and experience, to enable our vision of Great Team, Best Central Bank'.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

A condition of the receipt of the scholarships is that you will accept the graduate position offered with Reserve Bank, conditional on meeting the graduate programme criteria.

How do students apply?

Applications for the 2021 scholarships are now open.
Please complete our online application, as part of this you will need to provide the following information:
Your CV
A copy of your official academic transcript
A recent essay or assessment (to demonstrate your written work) you have submitted as part of your degree
Details of 2 – 3 referees who are able to give verbal references
Application close 5pm Monday 22 February 2021.
Scholarship Page and Application Forms

History or background of award

Roger Perry (1959-2018) joined the Reserve Bank in 1980 after graduating at the University of Otago with B.Com (First Class Hons). He went on to forge an impressive career in the financial sector. An integral part of his life was raising his family in Auckland with his wife Norida, and completing an M.B.A (Beta Gamma Sigma) at University of Auckland.
Roger returned to the Reserve Bank in 2013, holding management positions in the Macro Financial Department, Financial Markets Department and Economics Department. He was an intellectually-curious manager who, contributed greatly to Phase One of the Reserve Bank Act review.
Roger had a love of strategy and a passion for learning and developing his staff, both professionally and personally. He was particularly fond of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and was regularly found quoting his favourite habits.
Despite being diagnosed with cancer in early 2017, Roger maintained his positive outlook and determined character.
The Roger Perry Memorial Scholarship has been established as an enduring recognition of the immense contribution Roger made to the Reserve Bank.
Those who were fortunate enough to work with Roger will remember him as energetic, people focused, and courageous in spirit.

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

Nikki Chalmers
Human Resources Adviser
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
PO Box 2498, Human Resources Advisor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Wellington 6011
(04) 471 3680


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 January 2021.