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


The scholarship supports aspirational leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand, to grow the knowledge and skillsets to improve lives, businesses, and communities by transforming vision into reality. It supports students in developing commercial leadership capability and in obtaining an MBA qualification from Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.


a. Tuition fees support at a value of $32,000 for up to 180 points of enrolment.
b. The opportunity to participate in, during the first two calendar years of tenure of the scholarship, an Outward Bound 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.
d. The opportunity to participate in leadership mentoring.

Level of Study during Tenure:  Master's

Closing Date: 11:59 pm (NZT) 20 November (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 Ben Gough Family Office, established by Ben Gough and his wife Penny Gough, comprises Gough Investments Ltd and The Ben Gough Family Foundation as the family’s charitable vehicle 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”. Ben and Penny Gough are passionate about growing leadership capacity in Aotearoa New Zealand, and they see leadership as critical to the success of any organisation, be it commercial, community, government, or private. The Ben Gough Family Foundation believes that the world needs talented individuals who seek to make a positive impact locally and globally. The Foundation seeks to support 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 in order to achieve remarkable things.

Contact Information:

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              Application Closing Month
              • November
                Begin Accepting Applications Date:
                26 Sep 2022
                Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone):
                27 Nov 2022 11:59 PM