Lester Fund


The Lester Fund is provided by the income from a bequest received in 1967 under the will of the late Charles William Lester.

Its purpose is to assist Master's degree students who have incurred heavy expenses in research.

The online application system requires you to have a myUC account; you must register with myUC prior to applying online for a scholarship.

The online application system will begin accepting applications eight weeks before the closing date.
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The fund is used to assist candidates for Masters Degrees who have incurred heavy personal research related expenses and who are not in receipt of any other financial assistance towards those expenses. Claims can be considered only for expenses incurred by the closing date for applications.

1 year
Closing Dates
31 Mar 2017

How to apply for this scholarship

You may apply through this webpage approximately 8 weeks before applications close. If it’s possible to apply on-line for this scholarship there will be a link above to the on-line system. If the link is not provided, please download and complete the application form located below.

However, if the scholarship is managed by Universities NZ or another department of the University an External Website link will appear below and application instructions will be available through that link.


Application required only. General (any College). Postgraduate. Financial Hardship.


While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct, applicants are advised to check the application forms and regulations for eligibility criteria, scholarship value and tenure, and closing dates.