Ensom Prize


The prize is for an essay on a specified topic relating to constructive policy to promote and preserve international peace and goodwill. It was established in 1931 from a bequest of Sarah Ann Ensom, who died on 9 June 1929.

2019 essay topics:
1) Economic development, nationally and globally, requires peace and security. Write a thoughtful essay on the role of small nation-states, like New Zealand, in promoting these values.
2) Anthony Carmona, a former judge of the International Criminal Court, said: "Peace and security of our planet must be based on the collective action of all nations, not a few, however powerful they may be." Examine and evaluate this statement in light of contemporary events in international politics.

The online application system requires you to have a myUC account; you must register with myUC prior to applying online for an award. The online application system will begin accepting applications eight weeks before the closing date.
Apply on-line


Applicants must:
a. be undergraduates of the University of Canterbury; or
b. have become eligible to graduate from the University with their first degree not more than 12 months before the closing date for applications for the current round.

Closing Dates
30 Sep 2020

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.


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.