Fund Details
Ben Gough Family Foundation Leaders Scholarship
Award Amount
$32,000 in tuition fees, plus leadership courses and mentoring

Brief Description:


The scholarship supports students to transform their vision into reality and improve the lives of people, and the businesses, organisations and communities of the Canterbury region and Aotearoa NZ through their aspirational leadership. The scholarship programme has been developed to accelerate personal and professional development, and empowers scholars to seek ambitious and positive impact, and achieve tangible outcomes, including obtaining an MBA qualification from Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.

Value/Benefits: 

The scholarship provides up to $40,000 of value, comprising the following:
a.Tuition fees contribution of $32,000 for 180 points of enrolment for full-time or part-time study.1
b.The opportunity to participate in, during the first two calendar years of tenure of the scholarship, an Outward Bound2 leadership course, with the course fee paid by the scholarship.
c.The opportunity to participate in a bespoke leadership skills programme during the first two calendar years of tenure of the scholarship (with the course fees paid by the scholarship) provided in conjunction with Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School.6
d.The opportunity to participate in leadership mentoring.

Level of Study during Tenure:  Master's

Closing Date: 11:59 pm (NZT) 9 October (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date.)

Tenure: Up to 180 points of enrolment.

Number Available Annually: Three

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: MBA programme

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Applicants must be citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand or holders of Aotearoa New Zealand residence class visas.

For more information, please read the regulations for this award: click here.



Description:


The scholarship supports students to transform their vision into reality and improve the lives of people, and the businesses, organisations and communities of the Canterbury region and Aotearoa NZ through their aspirational leadership. The scholarship programme has been developed to accelerate personal and professional development, and empowers scholars to seek ambitious and positive impact, and achieve tangible outcomes, including obtaining an MBA qualification from Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.

Value/Benefits: 

The scholarship provides up to $40,000 of value, comprising the following:
a.Tuition fees contribution of $32,000 for 180 points of enrolment for full-time or part-time study.1
b.The opportunity to participate in, during the first two calendar years of tenure of the scholarship, an Outward Bound2 leadership course, with the course fee paid by the scholarship.
c.The opportunity to participate in a bespoke leadership skills programme during the first two calendar years of tenure of the scholarship (with the course fees paid by the scholarship) provided in conjunction with Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School.6
d.The opportunity to participate in leadership mentoring.

Level of Study during Tenure:  Master's

Closing Date: 11:59 pm (NZT) 9 October (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date.)

Tenure: Up to 180 points of enrolment.

Number Available Annually: Three

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: MBA programme

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Applicants must be citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand or holders of Aotearoa New Zealand residence class visas.

For more information, please read the regulations for this award: click here.



Additional Information:

The Gough Family Office, comprises all of founder Ben and Pen Gough’s business, philanthropic and family interests, including The Ben Gough Family Foundation that supports education and community enhancement. Ben and Penny Gough have a strong interest in promoting the commercial economy of Aotearoa New Zealand within a framework of “taking the best of Waitaha Canterbury to the world and bringing the best of the world to Aotearoa New Zealand”. They are passionate about growing leadership capacity in Aotearoa New Zealand and see leadership as critical to the success of any organisation.

Through The Ben Gough Family Foundation, they are committed to unleashing the potential of talented individuals who seek to make positive impact locally and globally. The Foundation supports courageous learners who are motivated to take their talents to the next level and bring benefit to the commercial and community sectors. Their commitment is to supporting leaders who aspire to have a positive impact on these sectors and inspire others to do the same. They believe in the power of well-rounded individuals of character who operate in partnership and within networks of influence to achieve remarkable outcomes.


Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at scholarships@canterbury.ac.nz

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    • Business
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        • Business Administration
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            Award Type
            • Scholarship
              Application Closing Month
              • November
                Begin Accepting Applications Date:
                14 Aug 2023
                Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone) :
                9 Oct 2023 11:59 PM