Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award

Closing date:
Value of Award: NZ$2,000
No. of awards: One
Tenure: One Year


The award was first established by the American Club Inc. of Auckland, New Zealand, in 2005 as the Friendship Award. In 2010, the award was renamed the Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award to honour Peter Brown (1933-2010) in recognition of the contributions of Peter and the Brown family to the American Club of Auckland. His wife, Pat, served as President from 2006-2008 and has continued as a long-standing supporter of the Club. Their daughter Louise managed and played for the Club’s softball team, the Eagles, for many years. Peter Brown was always available to support his family and the Club, selflessly helping in any capacity that he could.

The Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award aims to promote friendship between the United States and New Zealand.

Selection criteria:

  • The award selection committee has prioritised its criteria for this year's award to applicants who: • Must be a citizen of New Zealand • Have been accepted into an undergraduate programme with high academic reputation • Have demonstrated involvement in activities beyond academic study • Have a high record of overall achievement • Have a strong academic record in subjects related to their proposed study plan • Demonstrate a financial need and plan for applying the award's funds • Will take up their studies in the United States no earlier than the date specified

General Information:

How do students apply?
Candidates are required to submit an essay explaining how the candidate's purpose and plan for study in the United States will foster friendly relations between the two countries. The essay must be limited to a maximum of two pages, 1500 words in length. Candidates must also submit a fully completed application form, curriculum vitae, and academic transcript. The complete application must include four sections compiled into ONE pdf document in the following sequence: A fully completed Application Form A two-page essay (1500 words maximum) Financial need and plan A curriculum vitae Academic transcript Submit your SINGLE pdf document by email to the American Club Inc. IMPORTANT!!! Please write “Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award - APPLICATION” in the 'Subject' line of your email. Email your application.

Decision makers
The successful candidate will be determined by a committee chaired by Dr Peter Mellalieu, American Club Education Convener.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
The successful candidate will be notified in June.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
As a condition of acceptance, the successful candidate undertakes to: • Provide a letter or email formally accepting the award; • Provide a photo and short biography that can be included in the American Club newsletter and web page; • Provide documentation verifying enrolment in a course of study at an accredited university or college in the United States; and • Agree to provide at least two news updates reporting the progress of his/her experience. Usually the first report is due within three months of taking up the award in the US, and the final report is within on month of completing their study experience. The Club will publish the photograph, biography, and news updates to its members and the general public via its newsletter and web page.

Additional information
Visit the American Club Inc. website for the Application Form and further information about the Selection Criteria and Application Process. Profiles of previous winners are also presented. Please address all enquiries by email. Write “Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award - ENQUIRY” in the 'Subject' line of your email.

Who else has information about this award?
The American Club Inc (Auckland). Please address all enquiries by email. Write “Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award - ENQUIRY” in the 'Subject' line of your email.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Peter Mellalieu
Education Convener
American Club Inc.

PO.Box 589, Shortland St

Phone: +6498187770


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