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Sir Wallace Rowling Scholarship


Since 1997, the Awards have been made in memory of the late Sir Wallace Rowling, a former Trust Chairman, Tasman Energy Director and Prime Minister of New Zealand.

There are two Sir Wallace Rowling scholarships. One is awarded to a student from one of the rural schools (Tapawera, Murchison, Motueka, Takaka and Collingwood), and one is awarded to a student from the urban schools (Richmond, Stoke and Nelson).

Please note that the student’s permanent home address must be connected to the Network Tasman distribution system. This does not include some parts of Nelson City and if you are unsure about the boundaries of our Network please don’t hesitate to ask. These scholarships are awarded for the benefit of two students to continue their studies at tertiary level.

The Award will be given to a student who has displayed overall academic excellence, leadership skills through their contribution to the school and community and excellence in cultural and/or sporting fields. Consideration will also be given to their financial circumstances.

Details of the award, eligibility criteria and deadlines are emailed to the principals of the schools in October.


2016 Scholarship Winners

Pictured left to right: Laura Lowe (Nelson College for Girls), Gwenny Davis (Chair, Network Tasman Trust), and Joshua Childs (Golden Bay High School).

Students from Nelson College for Girls and Golden Bay High School, Laura Lowe and Joshua Childs have been announced as this year’s winners of the Sir Wallace Rowling Scholarship.

The Network Tasman Charitable Trust each year awards a $3000 scholarship to one rural and one urban school student who is going on to further studies.

Laura Lowe from Nelson College for Girls has been Deputy Head Girl and thrived at school as a natural leader, a talented musician and umpire and player of netball. But Laura wants to study medicine at Auckland University and in particular focus on children’s health and the dangers of alcohol.

Joshua Childs will study Environmental Management at Otago University. After the 2011 floods destroyed the family home in Golden Bay, Josh took an increasing interest in environmental stories in the media. He also witnessed both poverty and environmental degradation whilst on a family holiday overseas and settled on a career with geography and the environment at its heart. Josh has embraced school life with enthusiasm while also managing to take on many leadership roles and plenty of sport. Josh impressed the selectors as very personable young man.


2015 Scholarship Winners

Pictured left to right: Gwenny Davis (Chair, Network Tasman Trust), Nathan Peacock (Motueka High School), Raven Maeder (Nelson College for Girls).

Students from Motueka High School and Nelson College for Girls, Nathan Peacock and Raven Maeder have been announced as this year’s winners of the Sir Wallace Rowling Scholarship.

The Network Tasman Trust each year awards a $3000 scholarship to one rural and one urban school student who is going on to further studies.

Nathan Peacock from Murchison has boarded with relatives in Motueka for many years to attend the High School there and enjoyed his time a great deal.  Nathan is spoken of by his teachers as a humble student, a great leader and role model and an outstanding young man.  Nathan plans to study design at Massey University in Wellington studying for a Bachelor of Design with Honours, principally in the area of Visual Communication Design.  

Raven Maeder has also embraced school life with enthusiasm while also managing to take on leadership roles in areas of social justice and the environment, both at school and in the community.  Raven will study for a Bachelor in Law and in Arts majoring in Political Science and International Relations at Victoria University and has high hopes of using her skills to become a change-maker – working to bring about a fairer, more just world.


For more information

For more information about the Sir Wallace Rowling Scholarship administered by the Network Tasman Charitable Trust please contact:

Alicia Chapman
Network Tasman Charitable Trust
C/- Craig Anderson Ltd
270A Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson

PO Box 3115, Richmond 7050, Nelson


Telephone: 64 3 544 6179
Fax: 64 3 544 5979

Email: reception@caca.co.nz