Australasian scholarship for Law student

06 December 2011


James Ruddell, an LLB(Hons)/BA student at The University of Auckland, has won one of the two undergraduate scholarships offered across Australasia by the Boston Consulting Group.

James is involved in many extra-curricular activities, such as representing the University at the World Universities Debating Championships and at international and national business strategy competitions. He is also heavily involved with SavY, a charitable trust that runs financial literacy workshops in high schools.

James said the scholarship would ease financial pressures in his final year of university. “It will enable me to focus on my studies and my new role as CEO of SavY. I also have a big love of travel, and would like to visit South America between finishing university and starting work.”

The other scholarship was awarded to Emily Chai who is undertaking a conjoint Bachelor of Arts and Commerce degree with Honours at Auckland, majoring in Political Studies, Economics and Mathematics.

It is the first time the $AUD15,000 scholarships have gone to New Zealanders. The scholarships are offered to one male and one female student from Australia or New Zealand each year to provide financial support and to recognise talented students in their penultimate year of tertiary study.

The BCG Undergraduate Scholarship winners are selected on a number of criteria, not just academic results. BCG also looks for excellence in creativity, teamwork and communication.