Leigh and Judith Pownall Scholarship


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. Up to eight scholarships are currently available: up to four for applicants intending to major in Geography, and up to four for applicants intending to major in Music.

Applications for scholarships for those joining UC in 2019 have now closed. Applications for those intending to start studies in 2020 will open in June 2019.


Applicants must be citizens of New Zealand or holders of New Zealand residence class visas. They must have completed, or be completing, a University Entrance qualification or equivalent, and have studied at secondary level, either in New Zealand or overseas, in the year of application (or, in the case of a gap year, in the year immediately prior to the year of application). The scholarship is tenable by students enrolled full-time in their first year of a programme at the University for an undergraduate degree with a major in Geography and/or Music.

1 year
Closing Dates
15 Aug 2019

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. Prospective Students. Undergraduate. Domestic Students. Geography. Music.


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.