From 2018, The John Waller Memorial Scholarships will fund three competitive scholarships per year to school leavers choosing to study Commerce, Science or Law at the University of Canterbury. The value of each scholarship is to be $18,000, and the package comes with summer internships at BNZ and PwC, as well as mentoring from staff of both companies.

“We are really pleased to honour John’s values and professional legacy through a scholarship programme which recognises the significant contribution John made to New Zealand business,” BNZ Chief Executive Anthony Healy says.

“John’s outstanding career was characterised by the exercise of a brilliant mind, achievement and influence and he was passionate about helping young people to succeed,” he says.

“John recalled his studies for a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Canterbury as a stepping stone for his success and this scholarship programme is an appropriate memorial,” Mr Healy says.

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