Fellowships and Scholarships

The Foundation for Knox College and Salmond College Scholarships

The Foundation for Knox College and Salmond College offers scholarships to promising young students who, without financial assistance, would not be able to experience the unique educational environment that Knox College and Salmond College provide.

The Foundation awards approximately $40,000 worth of scholarships each year, supporting about 15 first-year students annually.

From 1 August to 30 September, the Foundation for Knox College and Salmond College invites applications for scholarships to attend Knox College or Salmond College in 2020.

Each college is offering a number of scholarships. Each scholarship is worth up to $4,000 towards the cost of accommodation fees. There is an expectation that scholarship recipients will be actively involved in the life of their respective College.

To find out more, visit https://www.thefoundation.org.nz or click HERE.

David Galloway Memorial Scholarship

David Galloway was an internationally acclaimed scientist in the field of lichenology, and a former resident and Fellow of Knox College. This scholarship was established in his memory by his dear wife, Patricia Payne, herself a much-loved College Fellow, and a College benefactor, Richard de Long, in 2019. The Scholarship is worth $1,000. It is available to support a Knox resident in the fields of Science and/or the Arts in the first instance, or failing a suitable applicant being found in either of those disciplines the Scholarship may be awarded to support a student in another course of study. For more information about the Scholarship and how to apply, contact the Master of Knox College: master@knoxcollege.ac.nz 

Paterson Scholarship

Named after Alexander Paterson, a successful Dunedin businessman and benefactor in the early 20th century, the Paterson Scholarship, amounting to a $1,000 discount on a resident's annual accommodation fees, is available to a University student who will be in their second or third year of residence at Knox College, has a superior University academic record and has made a significant contribution to College life. Contact the Master for further details: master@knoxcollege.ac.nz 

Choral Scholarships

The College offers a number of Choral Scholarships to students, either undergraduate or graduate, who are resident members of Knox College and committed to membership of the Knox College Chapel Choir. Supernumerary Choral Scholarships are sometimes also available for former residents of the College. These are offered at the Master's discretion and cannot be applied for.

"Sons of the Manse" Scholarship

Funds collected from 1929-32 by the Reverend William McDonald while Minister of Epsom Presbyterian Church form the base of this scholarship. Members of the College who are the son or daughter of a Minister or Missionary and are studying for a profession other than service in the Church are able to apply to the Master for the "Sons of the Manse" Scholarship.

Fleming Galway Organ Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2003 through the generosity of Dr Hugh Fleming, a former resident of the College. The scholarship is named after Dr Fleming and his father-in-law, Professor Victor Galway, first Professor of Music at the University of Otago and a noted organist. The Scholarship is awarded each year at the Master's discretion to a resident who is studying organ performance.

Fleming Galway Organ Fellowship

As with the Fleming Galway Organ Scholarship, the Fleming Galway Organ Fellowship was established in 2003 by Dr Fleming. The Fellowship is awarded each year to an organist who will encourage and assist the musical life of the College through performing recitals and offering tuition to those interested in playing the organ, as well as playing the organ at the College's Chapel services.

The Ross Fellowship

The Ross Fellowship was established in 1920 and was the first fellowship to be offered at the University of Otago. It derives its name from two of the College's principal benefactors, Sir John and Lady Ross. It is currently worth $7,500 per annum for up to two years, with a possible extension of one year after that. The Ross Fellow must reside in the College and meet usual accommodation costs. Candidates for the Fellowship shall be graduates of a New Zealand University, but other things being equal preference will be given to graduates of the University of Otago. Candidates shall, before taking up the Fellowship, have obtained, as a minimum qualification, Honours (or equivalent) in their chosen Degree. Enquiries should be directed to the Master of Knox College: master@knoxcollege.ac.nz

Applications close for the 2020 academic year on 15 November 2019.

Financial Support

Knox College strives to ensure that none of its residents will fail through having to leave on account of hardship. The generosity of past benefactors, particularly Lady Ross and Dr Raey Mackay, enables Knox College to assist those residents who experience genuine hardship arising from unforeseen circumstances whilst in residence. For more information contact the Master: master@knoxcollege.ac.nz