Leigh and Judith Pownall Scholarship
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- What does the scholarship get me?
- Closing dates for applications
- Length of award
- Number of awards offered
- Purpose of award
- Selection criteria
- What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
- How do students apply?
- How and when do students learn of the decision?
- Decision makers
- History or background of award
- Additional information
- For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact
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
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.
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?
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
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.
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
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.