Scholarships in English

Scholarships and prizes available to students in English at the University of Auckland.

Undergraduate

Arthur Sewell Prize in English

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

John Tinline Prize in English

An annual prize of $800 for the student who secures the highest marks over at least two Stage III courses in English.

Kendrick Smithyman Scholarship in Poetry

A scholarship of $5,000 to encourage the study and/or practice of poetry.

Lissie Rathbone Scholarship

A scholarship of up to $3,000 for full-time enrolment in Stage II of a Bachelor of Arts or conjoint degree studying English and History.

Michael and Dame Rosie Horton Prize

A prize of $750 awarded annually for the best work submitted in New Zealand literature by an undergraduate student.

Philip Sidney Ardern Memorial Prize

An annual prize of $450 awarded to the student who has achieved the best academic record in courses at Stage III level towards a major in English.

Professor Terry Sturm Scholarship in New Zealand and Australian Literature

A scholarship of $1,250 for a postgraduate student specialising in New Zealand or Australian literature.

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Sebastian Black Prize in English

A prize of $500 for the full-time student achieving the highest aggregate of marks in two Stage I courses in English.

Shimon Weinroth Prize in Poetry

A prize of $500 awarded annually to the student who produces the best piece of poetry and demonstrates a focus and commitment to writing poetry.

Stephen and Laura Dee Award in English Literature

An annual award of $2,000 to the most academically meritorious and promising student undertaking an honours year in English.

Students of English Perpetual Guardian - Legacy of Elizabeth Mary Phillips

A scholarship of up to $6000 avaliable to support a student studying English (BA, MA or higher qualification). Applicants must be NZ residents. Closes 30 April. 

Postgraduate

Amber McWilliams Memorial Scholarship in English or Drama

A scholarship of up to $10,000 or tuition fees for 120 points of postgraduate study in English or Drama.

Anne Reid Memorial Trust Scholarship

A scholarship of up to $20,000 for a postgraduate student to study Art History, English Literature, Music or Fine Arts overseas.

Copyright Licensing New Zealand Master of Creative Writing Scholarship

A scholarship of up to $3,500 for a student enrolled in the Master of Creative Writing.

David Wright Prize in English

A prize of $250 for the student who achieved the highest mark in a research project, dissertation or thesis.

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.

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Shimon Weinroth Prize in Poetry

A prize of $500 awarded annually to the student who produces the best piece of poetry and demonstrates a focus and commitment to writing poetry.

Students of English Perpetual Guardian - Legacy of Elizabeth Mary Phillips

A scholarship of up to $6000 avaliable to support a student studying English (BA, MA or higher qualification). Applicants must be NZ residents. Closes 30 April.