Scholarships and Awards - Economics and Finance - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Scholarships and Awards

A large number of prizes and scholarships are available to University of Canterbury students generally from the Scholarships Section. Commerce specific prizes and scholarships are available from the School of Business and Economics Scholarships Section. For Economics or Finance students in particular, the following prizes and scholarships are available.

Economics and Finance scholarships and prizes that students apply for

John McMillan Scholarship in Economics and Mathematics

These scholarships were first awarded by the University of Canterbury in 2008 to recognise the academic achievement of students from secondary schools within New Zealand. The scholarships are awarded in memory of John McMillan, one of the University’s most distinguished economics graduates and a Professor of International Management and Economics at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

College of Business and Law Award for Excellence

The University of Canterbury School of Business and Economics is offering 25 scholarships to first year Bachelor of Commerce students.
These scholarships were established by the University of Canterbury School of Business and Economics in memory of Professor John Bell Condliffe, Professor of Economics 1921-26, Professor June Pallot, UC’s most distinguished professor of accounting (who died in 2004), and Sir James Hight, Rector of the then Canterbury College from 1928 to 1941. The purpose of the scholarships is to recognise the academic and extracurricular achievement of students from secondary schools within the Canterbury, South Canterbury/Timaru, Nelson/Marlborough and the West Coast regions.
For application details see http://www.bsec.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarships/index.shtml and click on “Awards for excellence”.

Northington Partners Scholarship in Finance

Established in 2014, this scholarship, to a value of $15,000, is intended for students embarking on study on finance at the postgraduate level, and who intend to enter the investment banking industry. Northington Partners may offer the scholarship recipients an internship opportunity.

Closing date: 31 January 2016.

F.A. Hayek Scholarship in Economics or Political Science

Amount: $16,500

One scholarship is available each year towards an Honours or Master's degree in Economics or Political Science at the University of Canterbury. The general conditions for the scholarship are as for the University of Canterbury Master's Scholarship except that there is no requirement that the scholarship be held only in a 'research year'. Thus it is for students enrolled in either coursework (part I) or thesis (Part II) of the Master's degree.

Closing date: 15 October 2016

Financial Markets Authority Research Award

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) offers an annual prize for the best piece of student research on topics related to the organisation and regulation of New Zealand capital markets.

To be considered for the FMA Research Award, a student must have submitted for examination one of the following:

• Honours dissertation (Finc 680 or Econ 680);
• MCom dissertation (Finc 691 or Econ 691);
• MCom thesis (Finc 695 or Econ 695).

Each submission must also include a brief business summary of the research that outlines its key 
conclusions and makes recommendations to the FMA.
Only submissions received before 31 October will be considered; those received after that date will be considered for the following year’s award.

To be eligible for the FMA Research Award, a student must receive a grade of at least B+ for their submitted research. The winner will receive a $1000 prize and may be invited to present his/her research at FMA.
The list of available topics will vary from year to year. For 2016, these can be viewed here.

CFA Program Awareness Scholarships

The Finance major in the BCom at UC has been recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFAI) as a University Recognised Program which mean this degree incorporates more than 70% of the CFA Exam Level I curriculum. The Department of Economics and Finance can nominate up to 5 students for the CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to take the CFA Level I exam each year. A call for scholarship applications will be announced twice a year.
More information about the CFA Program Awareness Scholarships awarded to full time students enrolled in the Finance program at UC can be found here.
A mapping guide including the CFA exam Level I topics covered within the Bachelor of Commerce major in Finance program can be found here.

Economics and Finance Scholarships contestable across many or all NZ universities

First NZ Capital Scholarship in Finance and Economics

This scholarship was established in 2002 by First NZ Capital to encourage and support students in the study of finance. First NZ Capital is one of New Zealand’s leading investment banks offering a full range of services. One scholarship is available annually to a full-time student enrolled in one or more 200 or 300 level Finance or Economics courses.This student may be at any of a number of NZ universities, including the University of Canterbury.

Murray and Company Investment Banking Scholarship

Murray and Co. is a Christchurch-based investment banks with four divisions: Corporate Finance, Property Advisory, Wealth Management, and Private Equity. Any student studying towards a degree or postgraduate qualification who has a desire to pursue a career in finance may apply. The student must be studying at one of a number of NZ universities, including the University of Canterbury.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholarship (for undergraduates)

This is open to NZ citizens and permanent residents in their final year at any NZ secondary school who intend to study business or commerce majoring in accounting, economics, finance, or information technology at a New Zealand university. Conjoint degrees are also acceptable.

Resilient Organisations Ph.D. Scholarship

Please see here for details. Applications for the next round close on 31 March 2016.

Scholarships contested university-wide

Please see here.

Scholarships and prizes awarded by the Department (no application required)

 

Madam Tiong Guok Hua Memorial Prize

Ian Hong established these prizes in 2007 in memory of his mother, Madam Tiong Guok Hua. The purpose of the prize is to assist and encourage students to undertake a career in economics, engineering or science.This prize is awarded to a student with the highest combined grade in first year microeconomics and macroeconomics conditional on enrolling in the following year in 200 level continuing microeconomics and macroeconomics. The prize value is $3250 and is credited to the student’s fees account.

The Archibald Charles Callaway Prize in Economics

This prize was instituted in 1996 by Miss O. A. Callaway, who gifted a sum of money to the University of Canterbury to commemorate the achievements of her late brother Professor Archibald Charles Callaway. The prize is awarded annually for excellence of performance in Economics at 200-level.
Value: $200 (for the purchase of books)

Prize in 200-level Finance

A prize shall be awarded annually for excellence of performance in Finance at 200-level.
Value: $200 (for the purchase of books).

Economic Society Prize

A prize shall be awarded annually for excellence of performance in any 60 points of Economics at the 300-level at the University of Canterbury.
Value: $200 (for the purchase of books).

Prize in 300-level Finance

A prize shall be awarded annually for excellence of performance in any 60 points of Finance at the 300-level at the University of Canterbury.
Value: $200 (for the purchase of books).

Seamus Hogan Memorial Prize

This prize was established in 2015 by the Department of Economics and Finance in memory of Associate Professor Seamus Hogan. Dr Hogan died of a brain aneurysm on 17 July 2015, aged 53. He graduated from the University of Canterbury in 1985 with an MA(Hons) in Economics. In 1989 he completed his PhD at Canterbury. Dr Hogan was a member of the Department of Economics and Finance from 2001 to 2014, including a three-year term as Head of Department. He was dedicated to the students that he taught and was influential in persuading a number of students to continue to honours level.
One prize is available annually to full-time and part-time students who, in that year completed ECON680 or ECON691 and at least 45 further points in ECON 600-level courses at the University.
Value: $1,000

Department of Economics and Finance PhD Scholarship

This scholarship is to be awarded to PhD students in the Department of Economics and Finance who cannot secure sufficient funding from another source (but it may be held in conjunction with another scholarship providing partial funding). It currently pays tuition fees for a full year of study for a maximum of three years. Alternatively, students enrolled on a part-time basis (0.5 of full-time study) will receive tuition fees each year for six years. For terms and conditions please see here.

Department of Economics and Finance Honours and Masters Scholarship

This scholarship supports honours and masters students who have recently become eligible to graduate in Economics, Finance, or Business Economics from the University of Canterbury. Such a qualification to graduate constitutes an application for the scholarship; no separate application is necessary. See here for details.

Recent Winners

Archibald Charles Callaway Prize in Economics

2016 Damien Looi
2015 Benjamin Davies
2014 Sam Wyma
2013 Amy Rice
2012 Nathan Chappell
2011 Lewis Kerr
2010 Hayden Skilling
2009 Ross Kendall
2008 James Graham
2007 Scott Bowman
2006 Brendan Kite
2005 Katherine Kok
2004 Jake Sunderland
2003 Richard M. Bramley
2002 Catherine Sleeman
2001 Gareth Jones
2000 Isabelle Sin
1999 No award
1998 Blair Adams
1997 Julie Tam

Economic Society Prize


2016 Benjamin Davies
2015 Beini (Echo) Guo
2014 Nick Mulligan
2013 Nathan Chappell
2012 Lewis Kerr
2011 Hayden Skilling
2010 Ross Kendall
2009 Nicholas Sander
2008 David Baqaee
2007 Brendan Kite
2006 Worapree Maneesoonthorn
2005 Shangqin Hong
2004 Richard M. Bramley
2003 Catherine Sleeman
2002 Nicholas NcNabb
2001 Isabelle Sin
2000 Michael Wilkinson
1999 No award
1998 No award
1997 Kerry Papps
1996 Christian Hawkesby
1995 Richard Edlin
1994 Mark Pilbrow
1993 Graeme Guthrie
1992 No award
1991 No award
1990 Mark Carrodus
1989 Julian Wright
1988 Kelly Tonkin
1987 Philip Gunby

Prize in 200-level Economics

2016 Sam Wynands

Prize in 200-level Finance

2016 Yue Gu
2015 Kestrel Ritchie
2014 Beini Guo
2013 Rachel Zhong
2012 Nicky Xiu
2011 Mei Lim
2010 Hayden Skilling
2009 Clyde Bowes

 

Prize in 300-level Finance

2016 Nanxi Dong
2015 Marilyn Woo
2014 Ran Zhong
2013 Nicky Xiu
2012 Mei Lim
2011 Chris Simcock
2010 Julian Bennett-Longley
2009 Samuel Clement

F.A.Hayek Scholarship


2015 Amy Rice

Northington Partners Scholarship


2016 Michael Jolly
2015 James Hill
2014 Bryn McLennan

John McMillan Scholarship in Mathematics and Economics


2015 Not awarded
2014 Not awarded
2013 Rebecca Burgess
2012 No award
2011 Alex Warnaar
2010 William Lentjes
2009 Samuel Corbett-Davies
2008 Katy Bergstrom and Ross Kendall

Madam Tiong Guok Hua Memorial Prize

2016 Shayna Black
2014 Logan Donald
2013 Rebecca Burgess
2012 Richard Ashby*
2011 Alex Warnaar
2010 Lewis Kerr
2009 Hayden Skilling
2008 Ross Kendall
2007 Daniel Woods

*The 2012 award was originally offered to Amy Rice who was subsequently awarded the Peter Windle Prize and was unable to hold both. The Madam Tiong Guok Hua Prize was then offered to Jordan Bowler. He held another scholarship which meant co-tenability was not possible so the prize went to Richard Ashby.

 

Seamus Hogan Memorial Prize


2015 Amy Rice