The Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award aims to promote friendship between the United States and New Zealand. The NZD 2,000 award pursues its aim through contributing towards a New Zealand citizen's study in the United States. No limitation is placed on the field of study or use of the award. The award is available ONLY to applicants undertaking undergraduate study. The candidate must be a New Zealand citizen, preferably born in New Zealand. History of the Award: 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. Application process: 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 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 September in the year of their application. Candidates who do not meet these exact priorities are, of course, encouraged to apply. Applicants should ensure their essay and application documents indicate succinctly their standing in relation to the foregoing priorities and overall aims of the award. Applicants who have already worked or studied in the United States should also comment on the circumstances of their experience. Successful candidates are not eligible to re-apply for the award.