Fund Details
Eamon Molloy Memorial Scholarship
Award Amount


The purpose of this scholarship is to support full-time undergraduate Asian students at the University of Canterbury.

Value/Benefits: Financial assistance with tuition fees and compulsory charges, at a value of $10,000.

Level of Study: Undergraduate (2nd, 3rd or 4th year only)

Closing Date: 11:59 pm (NZT) 31 March (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date)

Tenure: One year

Number Available Annually: One

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: Full-time enrolment at the University of Canterbury in the second, third or fourth year of a programme for an undergraduate degree in any discipline

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Applicants must be either (1) citizens of Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, or Vietnam, or (2) holders of Hong Kong permanent identity cards. Applicants must not also be citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand or holders of Aotearoa New Zealand residence class visas.

For more information please read the regulations, click here.

Application Information:

Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an in-person interview.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

The scholarship will be available to full-fee paying students who are citizens of:
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Laos (Lao People's Democratic Republic)
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan (Republic of China)
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Vietnam
Students may also be holders of Hong Kong Permanent Identity Cards. Students may not also be New Zealand citizens or holders of New Zealand residence class visas.

Applicants must have enrolled, or be intending to enrol, full-time at the University of Canterbury in their second, third or fourth year of undergraduate university study in any discipline.

The scholarship must be taken up in the year of application.

Selection will be based on:
  1. academic achievement;
  2. financial need; and
  3. leadership and personal qualities indicating the applicant's potential to be a success in life, as demonstrated in a personal statement describing his or her attributes, achievements and ambitions.
The committee may interview a shortlist of candidates.

Additional Information:

This scholarship was established in 2010 from donations received from former overseas students, in memory of Eamon Mark Paul Molloy QSM.

Eamon Molloy was born in Reefton in 1928, to an Irish Mother, Margaret Mary, and a New Zealand-born (Irish-descent) father, Patrick Joseph Molloy. He became a very committed Catholic who lived and believed the words of Christ. It was this background that led Eamon to devote his life towards helping others.

Eamon was very active in the St Vincent de Paul Society at various levels, through which he reached out to assist the disadvantaged. In the 1960s he started to support many foreign students and migrants. He helped them to settle in New Zealand by finding them permanent accommodation, and introducing them into the New Zealand way of life. He was a guardian to many overseas students and oversaw their overall welfare in Christchurch. He was also instrumental in setting up orientation programmes for overseas students in the 1970s.

From the late 1960s and 1970s he acted as an advisor to the Canterbury Malaysian & Singaporean Student Association. He helped many Indo-Chinese refugees arriving in New Zealand in finding their families in refugee camps and worked hard to get them united, often fighting bureaucracies and red-tape, spending days researching and writing letters. Right up to his eighties he was still active in extending a welcome to many people of an ethnic minority.

Eamon passed away in his sleep in November 2009, after over 50 years of service to the community, and especially the ethnic communities. Just before he died he received the Queen's Service Medal. The funds from this scholarship came from contributions from those whose lives Eamon touched, and who wanted his memory to live on in a special way.

Contact Information:

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