Leigh and Judith Pownall Scholarship

Related scholarships

On this page

What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 15 August 2020

Application must be submitted by 5.00 pm on 15 August.

Length of award

1 year

Number of awards offered

Up to eight scholarships are currently available

Purpose of award

Scholarships will be available annually for prospective undergraduate students intending to major in Geography or Music.

Selection criteria

The scholarships are open to New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents who have completed or are completing a university entrance qualification.By 10 December in the year prior to their year of scholarship tenure, recipients must have applied to enrol for full-time study at the University of Canterbury in a programme that includes 100-level Geography or Music. The award of a scholarship is subject to a recipient achieving University Entrance.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Continuation of the scholarship is conditional on continued satisfactory academic progress and adherence to the University's statutes and regulations.

How do students apply?

The online application system will begin accepting applications eight weeks before the closing date.
Scholarships Page

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The scholarships will be awarded by the University Council on the recommendation of two selection committees.viii In awarding the scholarships the Committees will consider factors including, but not limited to, the following:
a. Quality of achievement at NCEA Level 2 or 3 or in equivalent university entrance qualifications, or such other evidence of academic merit
b. Evidence of leadership potential
c. Involvement in sporting, cultural and community activities

Decision makers

University Council

History or background of award

This scholarship was established in 2012 from a bequest of Mrs Judith Pownall (nee Whittaker), widow of Dr Leigh Pownall, for the 'advancement of education' in Geography and Music at the University.

Additional information

The value of the scholarship will be paid in two equal instalments by direct credit to the recipient’s
nominated bank account. The first payment will be made after confirmation of the recipient’s enrolment in full
time study at the University and after the final date for withdrawal with a full tuition fee refund. The second payment will be made on the recipient’s successful completion of first semester studies and after the final date for withdrawal from Semester 2 courses with a full fee refund.

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 May 2020.