John McMillan Scholarship


The scholarship recognises academic achievement of students from secondary schools within New Zealand and supports study in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, and Financial Engineering at the University of Canterbury. It is awarded in memory of John McMillan, one of the University's most distinguished Economics graduates. Two scholarships are available annually.

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 New Zealand citizens or holders of residence class visas. They must have studied at secondary level in New Zealand in the year of application (or, in the case of a gap year, in the year immediately prior). The scholarship is tenable during full-time enrolment at the University in a recipient's first year of a programme for a Bachelor of Science degree with in major in:
a. Economics and Mathematics; or
b. Economics and Statistics; or
c. Finance and Mathematics; or
d. Finance and Statistics; or
e. Financial Engineering.

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. Economics. Finance. Financial Engineering. Mathematics. Statistics.


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.