ACC "Jonathan Nicholls" Scholarship

Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

31 March 2023
31 October 2024
Social Sciences

History and purpose:

In honour of Jonathan Nicholls (ACC's Head of Actuarial Services who passed away in early 2015), ACC wishes to promote the actuarial profession in much the same way that Jonathan did. ACC is dedicated to supporting Actuarial Science students and others looking to pursue a career in the actuarial profession.

ACC’s actuarial team provides support to ACC and the Ministry of Social Development. This allows for a unique opportunity for any potential internship offered, as the successful candidate could be placed in either of the two agencies. As such, a successful student would have the chance to gain exposure to a variety of areas where actuarial skills can be applied, including a combination of traditional and non-traditional areas.

The purpose of the scholarship is to promote, develop and grow students wishing to pursue a career as an Actuary. It is also an investment towards local talent to provide a student in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Finance or specifically Actuarial Science with financial support to complete their final year of study at Victoria University of Wellington.

  • This scholarship is offered to current students (undergraduate or postgraduate) at Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Applicants are expected to have commitment to working in the actuarial profession, a good academic record, communication skills (ability to explain complex ideas clearly both verbally and in writing), motivation to achieve, committed to achieving agreed objectives and working in the actuarial profession and meeting the needs of our business customers.
  • Applicants are also required to have a good team work attitude (demonstrated contribution to a positive and supportive team environment) as well as some knowledge of ACC scheme benefits and business environment.

Selection Criteria:

  • Applicants must be currently studying (undergraduate or postgraduate) at Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Applicants must be studying Actuarial Science, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, or Statistics.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are intending to finish their studies in the next year and have completed ACTS201.
  • Open to domestic and international students. Preference will be given to candidates intending to stay and work in New Zealand in the actuarial profession after the completion of their study.
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30 May 2023