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Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award

Provided by: American Club of Auckland

Provided by: American Club of Auckland

Value: One off $2000

Tenure: One year

The Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award aims to promote friendship between the United States and New Zealand.

The $NZ 2,000 award pursues its aim through contributing towards a New Zealand citizen's study in the United States.

No limitation is placed on the field of study or use of the award. The award is available ONLY to applicants undertaking undergraduate study. The candidate must be a New Zealand citizen, preferably born in New Zealand.

Read more about previous recipients here.


Application process

Candidates are required to submit an essay explaining how the candidate’s purpose and plan for study in the United States will foster friendly relations between the two countries. The essay must be limited to a maximum of two pages, 1500 words in length. Candidates must also submit a fully completed application form, curriculum vitae, and academic transcript.

The award selection committee has prioritised its criteria for this year's award to applicants who:

  • Must be a citizen of New Zealand;
  • Have been accepted into an undergraduate programme with high academic reputation;
  • Have demonstrated involvement in activities beyond academic study;
  • Have a high record of overall achievement;
  • Have a strong academic record in subjects related to their proposed study plan;
  • Demonstrate a financial need and plan for applying the award's funds;
  • Will take up their studies in the United States no earlier than September 2016.
  • Candidates who do not meet these exact priorities are, of course, encouraged to apply. Applicants should ensure their essay and application documents indicate succinctly their standing in relation to the foregoing priorities and overall aims of the award. Applicants who have already worked or studied in the United States should also comment on the circumstances of their experience. Successful candidates are not eligible to re-apply for the award.


Download the application form here


The deadline for applications for this scholarship is 4pm on the 28th of April 2017.