Sir Wallace Rowling Scholarships

Since 1997 the Scholarships have been awarded in memory of the late Sir Wallace Rowling, a former Trust Chairman, Tasman Energy Director and Prime Minister of New Zealand.

There are up to four Sir Wallace Rowling scholarships awarded each year. One is awarded to a student from one of the rural schools (Tapawera, Murchison, Motueka, Collingwood and Takaka), and one is awarded to a student from the urban schools (Richmond, Stoke and Nelson).

The student's permanent home address must be connected to the Network Tasman distribution area (note that this does not include some parts of Nelson City). These scholarships are awarded for the benefit of up to four students to continue their studies at the tertiary level.

The awards will be given to students who display academic excellence, leadership skills through their contribution to the school and community and excellence in cultural and/or sporting fields. Consideration will also be given to their financial circumstances.

Details of the award, eligibility criteria and deadlines are emailed to the principals of the schools in October. Please note, that it is up to each school to nominate a student. Individuals can not apply themselves.

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Current Recipients

This year there were four scholarships awarded, two receiving $3,000 each, and the other two receiving $2,000 and $1,000 each.

This years’ recipients were Lucy Summerfield of Motueka High School who is going on to study a Bachelor of Commercial Music (Music Practice) at Massey, Samantha Harman of Waimea College who is going on to study a Bachelor of Science (Medicinal Chemistry and Chemistry) at Canterbury, Imogen Harris of Golden Bay High School who is going to study a Bachelor of Science (Double Major or Double Degree in Chemistry & Ecology) at Otago, and Ella Patchett of Nelson College for Girls who is going to study a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science & International Relations) at Otago.