Bren Low Memorial Scholarship at University of Waikato

Merit Based Scholarship | Scholarship Provided by : Bren Low Memorial Trust

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About the Scholarship

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The Bren Low Memorial Scholarship was established in 1993 by the Bren Low Memorial Trust. The purpose of the award is to encourage students to study in an area of public relations. It is open to Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS) students in their second year who are intending to enrol in the third year of their BCS, or those in their third year who are intending to enrol in the BCS Honours year, and Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) students in their third year who are intending to enrol in the fourth year of their BMS, or those in their fourth year who are intending to enrol in the BMS Honours year.

Scholarship application closes on
December 1, 2016
Scholarship provided type
Number of scholarships offered
Varies per year
Study Level
Postgraduate / Undergraduate
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Scholarship Details

The scholarship is applicable to students from all international countries for studies in New Zealand. The value of the award is at the discretion of the trustees but may be up to $5,000. The amount will be paid in one installment.


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must:
  • Be full-time students with a major in either public relations or management communication
  • Be enrolled in their final year of the Bachelor of Communication Studies(BCS) or Bachelor of Management Studies(BMS)
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and should have shown good overall academic performance
  • Need to be enrolled in, or have completed, at least two of the following papers: MCOM231, MCOM233, MCOM235, MCOM292, MCOM332, MCOM333 or MCOM392.


Application Process

  • Applicants have to download the application form and can be submitted either by post or can be delivered in person to the Scholarship office
  • Applicants can download the application form from the link provided here
  • Short-listed candidates will be asked to attend a short function at which they will be required to speak for three minutes on a specified topic
  • Applicants should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, and a 300-word essay. The essay should consist of a response to the question: 'What are the benefits of a University education for communication practitioners?'
  • The application letter, CV, and essay will be assessed in terms of:
    • The quality of the arguments, creativity, and insight demonstrated in the essay
    • The candidate's demonstrated record in using communication to contribute to the well-being of organizations and/or communities, including evidence in support
    • The quality of presentation of all materials.
  • Any exception or variation to these arrangements must be approved by the Selection Committee.

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Contact Info

The Scholarships Office,
Universitty of Waikato Private Bag 3105,
Hamilton New Zealand
Phone: +64-7-838-4489