Russell Church Memorial Prize

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Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 July 2020

close (NZ time) 5pm Wednesday 31 July 2020.

Length of award

one year.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The prize shall be awarded annually by the University Council on the recommendation of the OURFC to a full-time undergraduate student (enrolled predominantly at 200-Level or higher), who is an OURFC team member, has demonstrated academic excellence throughout his or her study at the University of Otago, shown commitment to the OURFC, has promoted the ethos of the Club and the University, and has displayed excellence in other fields. The same recipient cannot be awarded the prize in subsequent years. The prize is the sum set down in the current prize schedule.

Selection criteria

Full-time undergraduat student (enrolled predominantly at 200-Level or higher)
OURFC team member
has demonstrated academic excellence
shown commitment to the OURFC

How do students apply?

If you feel you fit the award criteria please:
• Complete this application form in full
• Attach a copy of your University of Otago academic record which is available via your eVision portal. Please Note: Academic results for the 2020 Prize will be considered up to and including the end of Semester 1 2020 in keeping with the clubs season. You must have been enrolled in 200-Level study (a majority of 200-Level papers) or above at the beginning of 2020 to be eligible for consideration.
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History or background of award

Established in 2015 by the Otago University Rugby Football Club (OURFC), in honour of Russell Church, who died in 2012. Russell was a tireless worker for the Club in numerous roles over many years. He was made a Life Member of the Club in 1998.

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

General Enquiries
Otago University Rugby Football Club
PO Box 6130, Dunedin 9059
027 5544 044


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 May 2020.