Macmillan Brown Prize for Writers


This prize is recognises excellence in English composition by current and recent undergraduate students of the University of Canterbury. Two prizes are available annually: a first prize with a value of $2,500 and a second prize with a value of $500.

The online application system requires you to have a myUC account; you must register with myUC prior to applying online for a scholarship.

The online application system will begin accepting applications eight weeks before the closing date.
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Candidates must be enrolled as undergraduate students at the University, or have become eligible to graduate with an undergraduate degree from the University no more than three years prior to the closing date for applications.

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Closing Dates
31 Aug 2017

How to apply for this scholarship

You may apply through this webpage approximately 8 weeks before applications close. If it’s possible to apply on-line for this scholarship there will be a link above to the on-line system. If the link is not provided, please download and complete the application form located below.

However, if the scholarship is managed by Universities NZ or another department of the University an External Website link will appear below and application instructions will be available through that link.


Application required only. General (any College). Postgraduate. Undergraduate. Domestic Students. International Students.


While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct, applicants are advised to check the application forms and regulations for eligibility criteria, scholarship value and tenure, and closing dates.