John Waller Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship supports undergraduate students in Criminal Justice, Commerce, Law, and Science at the University of Canterbury. The Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), on behalf of the family of John Waller ONZM, BCom, FCA, established the scholarship in 2017 to honour the values and professional contribution of Mr Waller.

Three scholarships are available annually. Each scholarship provides: $6,000 per annum for three years; an offer of mentorship from BNZ or PwC or both for the term of the scholarship; an offer of two paid summer internship opportunities during the term of the scholarship - one with BNZ and one with PwC; and consideration for an offer of employment with BNZ or PwC on graduation from the programme for which the scholarship was awarded.

The online application system will begin accepting applications approximately eight weeks before the advertised closing date.
Apply on-line


Applicants must be NZ citizens or holders of NZ residence class visas. They must be intending to begin their first year of full-time study at the University in a programme for either:
a. a BCJ degree;
b. a BCom degree with a major in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Business Economics, International Business, Management, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, or Taxation and Accounting;
c. a BSc degree with a major in Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Economics, Environmental Science, Finance, Financial Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or Statistics; or
d. an LLB degree.

Applicants must have completed, or be completing, a University Entrance qualification or equivalent, and have studied at secondary level, in the year of application (or, in the case of a gap year, in the year immediately prior).

See Description
3 years
Closing Dates
15 Aug 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. College of Business and Law. College of Science. Prospective Students. Undergraduate. Domestic 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.