The scholarships were established in memory of David Holborow, a former New Zealand ambassador to Korea and a director of the Institute of International Affairs (1990-1994). Mr Holborow founded the Korean Studies Programme in 1992 to enhance New Zealanders’ understanding of Korea.The value of the scholarship is $4,000. The scholarship can be held in conjunction with other scholarships.
Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, and be eligible to undertake full-time tertiary study. They must have studied for at least two years in a New Zealand secondary school. Applicants must demonstrate their Korean family background, usually parent(s), grandparent(s) or great grandparent(s).