Scholarships in English

Undergraduate

Arthur Sewell Prize in English

A prize of $400 awarded in alternate years (even) for the most outstanding work done during the year in the fields of Shakespeare studies or Milton studies.

Charlotte Emily Lubeck Prize

This Prize of $1,000 will be awarded annually to the student in their final year of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts (conjoint) majoring in Media, Film and Television who has achieved the highest overall marks across their best 90 points of study in Media, Film and Television courses.

Elizabeth Mary Phillips Scholarships

These scholarships assist students of English to further studies in the subject. The advisory committee makes its recommendations based on past academic records of the candidates in English.

John Tinline Prize in English

Awarded annually to the student who secures the highest aggregate marks gained in any five English courses in Stage III taken in the same year.

Kendrick Smithyman Scholarship in Poetry

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage the study and/or practice of poetry. Valued at NZ$5,000.

Lissie Rathbone Scholarship

Awarded for excellence in the subjects of English and History, for study at the University of Auckland. Valued at up to NZ$3,000.

Michael & Dame Rosie Horton Prize

Awarded annually for the best work submitted for Stage II or Stage III courses in New Zealand Literature by an undergraduate student. The value of the prize will be $750.

Philip Sidney Ardern Memorial Prize

Open to students doing courses at Stage III level towards a major in English. The aim is to stimulate the study of Old and Middle English, but is not confined to these topics.

Professor Terry Sturm Scholarship in New Zealand and Australian Literature

To encourage research in New Zealand and Australian Literature at the University of Auckland. Valued at NZ$1,250.

Sebastian Black Prize in English

Awarded annually to the full-time student achieving the highest aggregate of marks in two Stage 1 English courses. Valued at NZ$500.

Shimon Weinroth Prize in Poetry

Awarded annually to the student who produces the best piece of poetry and demonstrates a focus and commitment to writing poetry. Valued at $500.

Stephen and Laura Dee Award in English Literature

The award will be made annually to the most academically meritorious and promising student undertaking an honours year in English, taking into account all previous English literature work examined in the qualifying degree programme.

Postgraduate

Anne Reid Memorial Trust Scholarship

To assist a graduate student from either the University of Canterbury or the University of Auckland to study Art History, English Literature, Music or Fine Arts overseas. Up to NZ$20,000.

Copyright Licensing New Zealand Masters of Creative Writing Scholarship

For  students enrolled in the Master of Creative Writing
programme. Valued at $3,500.

David Wright Prize in English

Student who achieved the highest mark in a research project (dissertation or thesis). Valued at NZ$250.

Elizabeth Mary Phillips Scholarships

These scholarships assist students of English to further studies in the subject. The advisory committee makes its recommendations based on past academic records of the candidates in English.

Kendrick Smithyman Scholarship in Poetry

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage the study and/or practice of poetry. Valued at NZ$5,000.

Professor Terry Sturm Scholarship in New Zealand and Australian Literature

To encourage research in New Zealand and Australian Literature at the University of Auckland. Valued at NZ$1,250.

Shimon Weinroth Prize in Poetry

Awarded annually to the student who produces the best piece of poetry and demonstrates a focus and commitment to writing poetry. Valued at $500.

Sir James Wallace Master of Creative Writing Scholarships

Up to two Scholarships will be awarded annually, each for a period of one year, and each will be of the value of up to $3,500 per annum. The basis of selection will be the quality of the applicant's creative writing portfolio which was submitted as part of their application documentation when applying for admission into the Master of Creative Writing programme.