# Scholarships, Awards and Prizes

There are a number of scholarships, awards and prizes on offer at the School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences.

Listed below are some of our available scholarships. You can use the Scholarships Finder for a more comprehensive list of the scholarships available.

Further scholarship information can be found at the Scholarships Office.

## Entrance/Undergraduate:

#### AVOCO Tertiary Scholarship

**Closing date:** 19 Oct 2018

The AVOCO Teritary Scholarship is open to students entering their final year of study for a Bachelor degree (or similar) at a NZ University in 2019.

#### CMS International Exchange Scholarship

**Closing date:** 15 Jul 2020

For students who have completed at least one year of study in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences in the year of tenure and have applied for a University of Waikato exchange programme. By clicking on 'Apply Now' below, students will be taken to a list of possible exchange universities, and can then choose to apply once they have read further.

#### Computer Science Undergraduate Scholarship

**Closing date:** 20 Sep 2019

For students who are currently in Year 12 or Year 13 at a New Zealand secondary school. Candidates must be intending to enrol full-time in a BCMS(Hons), BSc, BSc(Tech), BE(Hons) or BDes degree, in one of the computing streams, at the University of Waikato. Candidates will sit a Scholarship exam, which will be held on 25 and 26 October 2019.

#### Dr. Murray Pearson & Lightwire Undergraduate Scholarship in Computer Science

**Closing date:** 31 Mar 2021

For students who in 2021 will be enrolled in the second year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato majoring in Computer Science, and who have gained at least an A- GPA (Grade Point Average) in their first year of study. The Scholarship will have a value of $3,000.

#### Kordia Women in Technology Scholarship

**Closing date:** 29 Nov 2019

For women who are intending to pursue a career in the field of information technology and will be enrolling in the final year of their undergraduate degree in the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science in 2020. The Scholarship will have a value of $5,000.

#### Smartrak Software Development Scholarship

**Closing date:** 01 Sep 2017

For students enrolled full time in the second to last year of study towards a BE(Hons) majoring in software engineering or a BCMS with a focus on software development or a BSc(Tech) majoring in computer science with an emphasis on software development. The scholarship will have a value of $4,000.

#### Statistics/Data Analytics Fees Scholarship

**Closing date:** 31 Oct 2017

For students intending to enrol full-time in their second or third year of study towards an undergraduate degree, majoring in Statistics and/or Data Analytics, in the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $2,500.

#### Torutek Software Engineering Scholarship

**Closing date:** 14 Sep 2019

For students who are enrolled full-time in a BE(Hon) or BCMS who have an interest in software engineering.

#### Alan Turing Prize

The Alan Turing Prize is awarded annually to the student who has performed best in a third-year programme of studies which includes at least two 300 level papers in Computer Science and at least two 300 level papers in Mathematics. This prize has a value of $300.

#### Dean's Award for Excellence

The awards will be presented to the best 10 students, in each level, enrolled in an undergraduate degree at the School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, as recommended by the School Board of Examiners.

#### Emmy Noether Prize in Mathematics

The Waikato Branch NZFGW Emmy Noether Prize in Mathematics is awarded annually to the most outstanding woman student in her first year of Mathematics.

The Prize was made possible by the gift of a sum of money for capital investment from the Waikato Branch of the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women. This prize has a value of $1,000.

#### Euler Prize in Mathematics

This prize will be awarded to the student who has completed two full years of study at The University of Waikato who is majoring or enrolled in a programme of Mathematics and who in the opinion of the Chairperson of Mathematics and Statistics is the most outstanding second year mathematics student and worthy of the award. This prize has a value of $250.

#### Gordon Harris Bachelor of Design Prize

The Gordon Harris Bachelor of Design Prize is awarded every second year, to the top second-year student of the BDes. This prize has a value of $250.

#### Hilbert Prize in Mathematics

The Hilbert Prize in Mathematics is awarded to the best student who has completed at least 60 points at 300 level or higher in Mathematics in the year of the award. This prize has a value of $250.

#### John Cleary Prize

The John Cleary Prize was established in 2014 by the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences to honour the memory of John Cleary. John was a former Professor in Computer Science and continued to have links with the department until his passing in 2014. This prize has a value of $250.

#### John Turner Prize

The John Turner Prize is awarded to the student who achieves the highest mark for the 520 research project and report for the BCMS (Hons) paper Report of an Investigation.

The School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences established the Prize in 1994, in recognition of Associate Professor Turner's contribution to the School, and with the aim of encouraging excellence in the Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (BCMS) Honours paper Report of an Investigation. This prize has a value of $200.

#### Keith Hopper Prize in Computer Science

This prize will be awarded annually to the top student taking second-year Computer Science Systems papers at The University of Waikato in the year of the award. This prize has a value of $250.

#### Leibniz Prize in Mathematics

This prize will be awarded to an undergraduate student who has completed at least 60 points of papers above 100 level in Mathematics, and who in the opinion of the Chairperson of the Department is an outstanding student and worthy of the award. This prize has a value of $250.

#### Margaret Jeffries Prize in Computer Science

The Margaret Jeffries Prize in Computer Science is awarded annually to the top female student taking second-year Computer Science papers at the University of Waikato in the year of award. Students will be considered for the award on the basis of their grades in their best three Computer Science papers in the year of the award.

This Prize was established in 2006 by the Department of Computer Science in memory of Dr Margaret Jefferies, Senior Lecturer in the Department from 2001-2006. This Prize is intended to encourage top female students to pursue studies in this field and has a value of $250.

#### Millennium Prize in Mathematics

The Millennium Prize in Mathematics is awarded annually to the most outstanding student who has completed two full-time years of study at the University of Waikato, and who is majoring in Mathematics. This prize has a value of $250.

#### Ramanujan Centenary Prize

The Ramanujan Centenary Prize is awarded annually to the student who has completed the degree of Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with the best overall performance.

The Prize was established in 1987 by Professor E.V. Krishnamurthy in the centenary year of the greatest Indian mathematician – Ramanujan. Ramanujan (1887-1920) was a great Indian mathematical genius gifted with amazing computing powers and intuition. In spite of his utter poverty and lack of formal university education, his single-minded devotion to mathematics raised him to the status of a great 20th century mathematician and the most romantic figure in the recent history of mathematics. Ramanujan is a source of inspiration to young students in mathematics and computing. This prize has a value of $200.

#### Von Neumann Prize in Mathematics

The Von Neumann Prize in Mathematics is awarded annually to a student in their first year of study at the University of Waikato, who is enrolled in at least one paper offered by Mathematics and who is, in the opinion of the Chairperson of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, the most outstanding first-year student and worthy of the award. This prize has a value of $250.

#### William and Sylvie Bolstad Bayesian Statistics Prize

The William and Sylvie Bolsatd Bayesian Statistics Prize is awarded annually to the top undergraduate student who has undertaken a Bayesian Statistics paper at the University of Waikato in the year of award. This Prize was established in 2014 by William M Bolstad and his wife Sylvie H Bolstad. This prize has a value of $200.

## Postgraduate:

#### CMS International Exchange Scholarship

**Closing date:** 15 Jul 2020

For students who have completed at least one year of study in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences in the year of tenure and have applied for a University of Waikato exchange programme. By clicking on 'Apply Now' below, students will be taken to a list of possible exchange universities, and can then choose to apply once they have read further.

#### RHT Bates Postgraduate Scholarship

**Closing date:** 01 Sep 2018

At the time of application students must be engaged in postgraduate studies (honours, masters or doctorate). Students in their final year of undergraduate study are ineligible to apply. See application for more eligibility criteria.

#### Sir William Gallagher Cyber Security Scholarship

**Closing date:** 02 Aug 2019

For students intending to enrol full-time in the Master of Cyber Security. The successful applicant will be required to enrol in either COMPX592, COMPX593 or COMPX594 and undertake an industry-based research project with Gallagher. International students must have completed at least 120 points of study at a NZ university in order to be eligible to apply for this Scholarship.

#### Tess Embling Memorial Scholarship

**Closing date:** This scholarship is now closed and will not be offered for 2020

For full and part-time students, who are enrolled in or are intending to enroll in the first year of a Masters degree in the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science in 2020. The scholarship will have a value of up to $1,500.