Scholarships and awards

Clark Undergraduate Scholarships

These scholarships are to support students in financial hardship who wish to undertake a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Auckland, and are worth up to $22,000 per annum.

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First in Course Awards

These are awarded at the end of each semester to the student/s who obtained the highest overall mark in a taught course. Winners are notified by the Scholarships Office and the award is recorded on the recipient’s official academic transcript. For more information see the scholarship documents for First in Course Awards.
 

Senior Scholar Awards

Senior Scholar Awards recognise the graduating students who attained the highest marks in their undergraduate programme. Each faculty is allocated a number of awards. Winners are announced at graduation ceremonies and the award is recorded on the winner’s official academic transcript. For more information see the scholarship documents for Senior Scholar Awards.
 

University scholarships

The University offers a range of scholarships for students at all levels, including international students. There are also scholarships administered by external providers. For full scholarships information visit the scholarships website.
 

Prizes

The University of Auckland awards a variety of Prizes each year. Prizes are awarded by the Scholarships Office on behalf of the University of Auckland Council and will display on your transcript. You don't need to apply for Prizes — they are awarded on the recommendation of the appropriate disciplinary area and/or faculty. The University of Auckland Prizes.
 

Subject-specific scholarships and prizes

Scholarships and prizes for disciplinary areas in the School of Humanities. More information, including how to apply, is on the scholarships website.

Humanities

Ellen Castle Undergraduate Scholarship

To assist school leavers from decile 1-3 schools who have the potential to succeed at University and require financial assistance to undertake a Bachelor of Arts in the Schools of Humanities and/or Social Sciences at the University of Auckland.

David G Carter Prize in Humanities

Awarded annually to the full-time student achieving the highest GPA or GPE over their most recent two years of full-time graded study towards a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) majoring in a subject in the School of Humanities, valued at $1000.

Sasakawa Young Leaders' Fellowship Fund (Sylff) Scholarships to study at any New Zealand University for postgraduate students at the research stage of their programmes who have displayed potential for future leadership in national, regional and international affairs.
Art History

Undergraduate

The Louise Perkins Prize

Awarded to the top graduating undergraduate Art History major. Each year the recipient is honoured at a reception at the Auckland Art Gallery and awarded a substantial book token. 

The Adrienne Jarvis Prize Awarded annually to the full-time student who has achieved the highest mark in the ARTHIST 794 Research Essay as part of a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Art History.
The Cherry and Geoff Worger Prize This award will recognise the achievement of an undergraduate student studying New Zealand, Pacific or Australian art in Art History who has achieved a GPA of 4.0 or higher in their Art History courses and who has shown the highest level of participation and commitment to their studies of this subject.

Postgraduate

Anne Reid Memorial Trust Scholarship

To assist a graduate student from either the University of Canterbury or the University of Auckland to study Art Hisotry, English Literature, Music or Fine Arts overseas. Up to NZ$20,000.

Classics and Ancient History

Undergraduate

 

Auckland Classical Association Prizes in Classical Studies

This prize is awarded to the best student in Stage II Classical Studies. It is not necessary to apply for this prize.

Auckland Classical Association Prizes in Greek and Latin

These prizes are awarded to the best student in Stage I Latin and the best student in Stage I Greek. It is not necessary to apply for these prizes.

The W. K. Lacey Prize in Ancient History

This prize is awarded by the Auckland Classical Association to the best student in Stage I Ancient History. It is not necessary to apply for this prize.

The John Mulgan Memorial Prize

This prize is awarded annually to the best student of the year in Greek II, III or honours. It is not necessary to apply for this prize.

The Minerval Trust

The Minerval Trust makes awards each year to students who have completed university courses in Greek and/or Latin and are continuing study of Greek and/or Latin at the University of Auckland in that year. The Trustees consider both academic achievement in courses taken previously in Greek and/or Latin and any circumstances in which an award would be of special assistance to a student. Applications should be sent to Emeritus Professor V.J. Gray as Chair of the Trust atv.gray@auckland.ac.nz in Week 3 of classes in Semester One for awards in that year. Notices inviting applications will be posted in Classics and Ancient History.

Drama
John Cowie Reid Memorial Drama Scholarship
The John Cowie Reid Memorial Drama Scholarship is to support a student enrolled in postgraduate study in Drama at the University of Auckland and is valued at up to $4,000.
English
Stephen and Laura Dee Award in English Literature The Award will be made annually to the most academically meritorious and promising student undertaking an honours year in English, taking into account all previous English Literature work examined in the qualifying degree programme.
Sir James Wallace Scholarship and Prize The Prize will be awarded annually to the full-time student enrolled in the Master of Creative Writing degree who completed, in the year of the award, the manuscript judged to be of the highest quality for publication and the most likely to succeed commercially.

Arthur Sewell Prize in English

The Arthur Sewell Prize in English is awarded in alternate years (even) for the most outstanding work done during the year in the fields of Shakespeare studies or Milton studies. The Prize consists of book tokens to a value determined each year according to the income from the Prize fund.

John Cowie Reid Memorial Drama Scholarship The John Cowie Reid Memorial Scholarship in Drama is awarded annually to the value of NZ$4000. This is awarded to a student who has demonstrated academic merit and potential in Drama.

John Tinline Prize in English

Awarded annually to the student who secures the highest aggregate marks gained in any five English courses in Stage III taken in the same year. The Prize shall be of the value of approximately NZ$400 per annum to be expended in the purchase of books of a scholarly nature, which shall be suitably inscribed.

Michael & Dame Rosie Horton Prize Awarded annually for the best work submitted for Stage II or Stage III courses in New Zealand Literature by an undergraduate student. The value of the prize will be $750.

Philip Sidney Ardern Memorial Prize

The Philip Sidney Ardern Memorial Prize is open to students doing courses at Stage III level towards a major in English. The aim of the Prize is to stimulate the study of Old and Middle English, but, in view of Professor Ardern’s wide range of literary interests, is not confined to these topics. The Philip Sydney Ardern Memorial Prize is valued at NZ$150.

Sebastian Black Prize in English

The Sebastian Black Prize will be awarded annually to the full-time student achieving the highest aggregate of marks in two Stage 1 English courses. The Sebastian Black Prize is valued at NZ$500.

David Wright Prize in English

Student who achieved the highest mark in a research project (dissertation or thesis). Valued at NZ$250.

Anne Reid Memorial Trust Scholarship

To assist a graduate student from either the University of Canterbury or the University of Auckland to study Art Hisotry, English Literature, Music or Fine Arts overseas. Up to NZ$20,000.

Kendrick Smithyman Scholarship in Poetry

The main purpose of the scholarship is to encourage the study and/or practice of poetry. Valued at NZ$5,000.

Lissie Rathbone Scholarship

Awarded for excellence in the subjects of English and History, for study at the University of Auckland. Valued at up to NZ$3,000.

Lissie Rathbone Additional Scholarships

Awarded for excellence in English and History on the results of Stage I degree examinations; provided that consideration may be given to the class work of the candidate in these two subjects during the year preceding the examinations. Valued at NZ$200.

Professor Terry Sturm Scholarship in New Zealand and Australian Literature

To encourage research in New Zealand and Australian Literature at the University of Auckland. Valued at NZ$1,250.

Charlotte Emily Lubeck Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in a performing art who shows leadership potential and a flair for acting in comedy. Valued at NZ$1,000.

Elizabeth Mary Phillips Scholarships

These Scholarships are to assist students of English to further studies in the subject. The advisory committee makes its recommendations based on past academic records of the candidates in English. Where two or more candidates are scholarship-worthy award is then decided on the candidate’s financial and personal circumstances.

Shimon Weinroth Prize in Poetry
Awarded annually to the student who produces the best piece of poetry and demonstrates a focus and commitment to writing poetry. Valued at $500.
History
Keith Sinclair Memorial Scholarship The scholarship is awarded to a full-time PhD candidate undertaking a topic in the history of New Zealand.
N.A.C. McMillan Memorial Award Awarded to a student enrolled in a BA (Hons) or MA in a course on New Zealand History offered by the Department of History.
Lissie Rathbone Scholarship The scholarship is to encourage and support undergraduate students in the study of both English and History at Stage II.
Jacob Marx Memorial Prizes in History Established in 2016, the prizes are funded by Natalie Chung in memory of her parter Jacob Marx. The main purpose of the prizes is to recognise and reward students who achieve the highest marks in undergraduate History courses at the University of Auckland and display a passion for History.
The Auckland Medical History Society Essay Prize The prize was established in 2016 by the Auckland Medical History Society to recognise and reward the student who has written the most outstanding essay on a subject related to medical history.

Asian History Award

Awarded to the student in the current year who has demonstrated ‘the highest level of commitment to the study of Asian History’.

Haydon Prize

Awarded to the student who does the best work in a nominated course on British Imperial and Commonwealth History. Nominations from any stage.

Myra and Eric McCormick Scholarship in History Awarded to a full-time candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland, undertaking a topic in the history of New Zealand.
National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy Masters Scholarship
To support a masters student undertaking research in in a topic related to developing contemporary knowledge or investigating the social or naval history of the Royal New Zealand Navy.

Nicholas Tarling Award in History

Awarded to the best student taking history courses at either Stage II or Stage III with a focus on Asia.

Tony Cotton Prize (undergraduate)

Awarded to an undergraduate studying British history, preferably of the seventeenth century.

Tony Cotton Prize (graduate)

Awarded to a graduate student researching on British history, preferably of the seventeenth century.

Thomas Jefferson Prize in United States History

This award, funded by the United States Department of State, will honour a senior student majoring in History who has demonstrated the best overall academic performance in and highest level of commitment to United States history.

Theodore Roosevelt Honours Award in United States History

This award, funded by Steve and Susan West, will recognize an Honours student majoring in History who has displayed the best overall academic performance in, and commitment to, United States history, ideally through researching and writing an Honours dissertation in the field.

Judith Binney Te Tōmairangi o Te Aroha Prize in Māori History

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student majoring in history who has achieved the highest GPA across two or more courses at any level in Māori history.

Judith Binney Te Tōmairangi o Te Aroha Prize in Aotearoa New Zealand History

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student majoring in history who has achieved the highest GPA across two or more courses at any level in Aotearoa New Zealand history.

Sir Robert Jones Scholarship in History
The main purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage excellence in the study of History. The Scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students, and must be applied for to be received.
Philosophy

H.A. Montgomery Memorial Prize

This prize is given in memory of the late Hugh Alexander Montgomery, Professor of Philosophy 1971-79. It is not necessary to apply for this prize.

Peter Kraus Scholarships in Philosophy These scholarships are to support students enrolled in a masters degree in Philosophy.
Professor Robert Solomon Memorial Scholarship This scholarship recognises the highest achieving student enrolled in a BA (Honours) in Philosophy each year and to provide support for subsequent graduate study at the University of Auckland.

Richard Anschutz Prize for Stage I Political Philosophy

The purpose of the Prize is to encourage students in political philosophy at the University of Auckland. It is not necessary to apply for this prize.

Theology
Foveran Scholarships The purpose of these Scholarships is to enable students to enrol in postgraduate study at the University of Auckland or an approved overseas theological institution, and thus accept opportunities which they might not otherwise be able to undertake.
Jane and Graeme Thomas Award in Theology The purpose of this award is recognise the student who demonstrates improvement in final grades for papers in Theology and Religious Studies, over two or more years of their major in that subject.