Fund Details
Henry Vale Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering
Award Amount
Category A $4000 Category B $2000


These scholarships support students in courses in the field of building services in the BE(Hons) degree programme at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.

Value/Benefits: $4,000 (Category A awards) or $2,000 (Category B awards)

Level of Study: Undergraduate

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

Tenure: One year

Number Available Annually: Scholarships from an annual fund of at least $12,000 are available, and are awarded in the above two categories.

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: Full-time enrolment in a programme for a BE(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering that includes ENME 405 Energy Systems Engineering and/or ENME 406 Engineering Product Design and Analysis

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Not applicable

For more information and to view the regulations, click here.

Additional Information:

These scholarships were established in 1997 by a generous gift from Noelene McIlroy, QSO (1991−2012), as a tribute to her father, Henry Vale (d. 1988), for his contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand in the field of mechanical engineering services. In 1910 Mr Vale founded the firm of H. Vale and Company Limited, Heating and Ventilating Engineers, Coppersmiths, Sheetmetal Workers, Plumbers' Merchants and Automatic Stoker Manufacturers. In 1937 he established a subsidiary company, Plastic and Diecasting Ltd., which was later renamed PDL Industries. Mr Vale sold the company in 1957. In 1998, Mrs McIlroy gave an additional sum to the scholarship fund, and in 2013 Mrs McIlroy’s estate made a further donation.

Contact Information:

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Search Filters:

Subject of Study
  • Mechanical Engineering
    Level of Study
    • Undergraduate
      Domestic/International Students
      • Domestic
      • International
        • Engineering
          Award Type
          • Any
          • Scholarship
            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            21 Apr 2023
            Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone):
            31 May 2023 11:59 PM