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Scholarships and Awards

Geography Head of School's list

The Geography Head of School’s list recognises and celebrates excellence in academic achievement for students enrolled in our programmes. We congratulate those students who have made the list by achieving a mark that is one of the top three for their paper/s.


Anahera AchesonHelena IrelandDirk Schruba
Ella AchesonEugene KavaleTessa Scully
Frances BarnettJoshua KenneallyMatthew Shepherd
Morgan BennetRebecca Kennedy-PerkinsBrenna Sherson
Samuel BergenRebecca KerrLydia Shirley
Mary BollenJames LeaperMatthew Simpson
Kurt BowenTessa LeitchJay Sinclair
Kathryn CampbellHenry LissamanMatthew Smith
Emily CathroJekope MaionoKatie Snowden
Dylan CliffLily MarshSian Stirling
Casey CuthbertsonMollie MartinYvonne Takau
Madison DavyGrace MastertonMia Te Tana
Mitchell DingwallTelina Maheson DallimoreLeteisha Te Awhe Downey
William DreyerSamantha McGoughEmma Tod
Columba DubieniecJessica McIntyreHolly Tudehope
Roman DunfordKelsey MeeGreg Underwood
Matthew Dynes-MorganZachery MontgomeryElla Van Den Berg
Vyvienne EvansNicola MorrisElizabeth Van Heugten
Olivia EylesAshleigh NeillRebecca Vella-King
Alice FalloonEsther NeillElizabeth Waalkens
Keith FinlaysonJames NicolNicole Warren
Leah FitzgeraldCharlotte PattersonJoseph Whitmore
Dorothy FoliakiChristopher Pearse-SmithNina Wilgar
Dermot FrengleyBrianne PetersTara Willans
Ashlyn GallagherWilliam PinfoldInez Wilson-Harding
Olivia GeddesHamish PrinceCameron Wright
Megan HankeyJosh ReidMatthew Wright
Danika HothamNora Schlenker

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University of Otago scholarships

Many scholarships are available for students at the University of Otago, through the Scholarships Office.

The office maintains the Scholarships Database, a comprehensive searchable database listing all available scholarships with criteria, value, tenure and closing dates. Most application forms can be downloaded from this database. For best results when searching the database, keep the search terms broad.

Scholarships/Awards/Grants offered in the School of Geography

Prizes offered by the School of Geography

Prizes listed below are awarded annually to Otago Geography students. Students do not apply for these prizes; rather, awards are made on the basis of performance in the relevant course(s).

  • NZ Geographical Society best GEOG380 student
  • A small prize is awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd placed students in each paper offered