Prestigious Scholarships at UC

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Discover prestigious scholarship programmes that offer a range of awards and scholarships for New Zealand graduate students, academics, researchers and professionals who wish to pursue their postgraduate studies. These scholarship programmes enable promising students to undertake postgraduate study or research in any field in either NZ, the UK or the US.

Freemasons University Scholarships

BACKGROUND

The Freemasons Scholarships are to assist able students who are active in their involvement in the community, to complete their university education in their chosen field. This year eight Postgraduate Scholarships of $10,000 each and 20 University Scholarships of $6,000 each will be offered to students attending these universities: Auckland, AUT, Waikato, Massey, Victoria, Canterbury, Lincoln, and Otago.

Successful scholars are expected to use their scholarship to defray expenses related to their attendance at University.

CRITERIA

Applicants for the scholarships must:

a) Have a good academic record; and
b) Be a New Zealand citizen or hold Permanent New Zealand residency; and
c) Demonstrate good citizenship; and
d) Show leadership potential; and
e) Have proven community commitment.

The Scholarships will be awarded without regard to gender, ethnic background, creed or age. Family association with Freemasonry is not a criterion for the award of a scholarship. However, Freemasons have a tradition of caring for their community and will assist those who contribute back to the community.

SELECTION

A Selection Committee is appointed in each university district. The Committee invites short-listed candidates for an interview in February or March. If selected you must attend. All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by 31 March 2021. The Committee will have regard not only to the academic ability of the candidates and to referees' reports, but also to their character and citizenship, and will look for evidence of involvement in the cultural and/or sporting life of the community or campus.

APPLICATIONS

Application forms are available only on the Freemasons website.

Applications must be submitted by 1 October 2020.

Lord Rutherford Memorial Research Fellowship

BACKGROUND

The Lord Rutherford Memorial Research Fellowship was founded by Arthur Sims and Agnes Marion Sims who, in 1941, made provision of a fund of 10,000 pounds to establish a scholarship or scholarships to commemorate the late Baron Rutherford of Nelson, a former graduate of the University of Canterbury.

The scholarship supports graduates of Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury with a background in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, or any related subject, to undertake further study at an overseas institution.

VALUE

Up to $100,000 per annum (up to three years), comprising the following:
• Tuition fees: Up to $50,000
• Stipend: $35,000
• Expenses: $15,000

CRITERIA

Applicants for the scholarships must:

  • Applicants must have been either:
    • born in Aotearoa New Zealand;
    • or resident in Aotearoa New Zealand for a total of seven or more years on the closing date for applications.
  • Applicants must have graduated, or be expecting to become eligible to graduate in the year of application, from Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.
  • Applicants must be intending to enrol in full-time postgraduate study at an overseas instution.
  • Applicants must not currently hold, or have previously held, the Lord Rutherford Memorial Scholarship.

SELECTION

In making the recommendation, the selection committee gives equal consideration to:

  • academic achievement in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics, or in some related subject;
  • intended overseas institution and programme of study;
  • character; and
  • potential for leadership, and prospects for contributing to society.

Short-listed candidates may be required to attend an interview with the selection committee.

Applications must be submitted by 23:50 NZST 1 November 2020.

Apply here

Tytheridge Travelling Scholarship in Arts

BACKGROUND

The funds for this scholarship are provided by the income from a bequest made in 1960 from the estate of Alan Courtney Tytheridge (d. 1959). Mr Tytheridge was a student of Canterbury College, who graduated in 1912 with an MA with first class honours. He lived in Japan for several decades, and at the time of his death he was a lecturer in English at Tsuda University in Tokyo

The scholarship supports Arts graduates of Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury to undertake further study at an overseas institution.

VALUE

Up to $55,000 per annum for up to three years.

CRITERIA

Applicants for the scholarships must:

  • Applicants must have been either:
    • born in Aotearoa New Zealand;
    • or resident in Aotearoa New Zealand for a total of seven or more years on the closing date for applications.
  • Applicants must have graduated, or be expecting to become eligible to graduate in the year of application, from Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.
  • Applicants must be intending to enrol in full-time postgraduate study at an overseas instution.
  • Applicants must not currently hold, or have previously held, the Tytheridge Travelling Scholarship in Arts.

SELECTION

In making the recommendation, the selection committee gives equal consideration to:

  • academic achievement
  • intended overseas institution and programme of study;
  • character; and
  • potential for leadership, and prospects for contributing to society.

Short-listed candidates may be required to attend an interview with the selection committee.

Applications must be submitted by 23:50 NZST 1 November 2020.

Apply here

Sims Empire Scholarship

BACKGROUND

The award was founded by Arthur Sims (1877–1969) and Agnes Marian (Nancy) Sims (née Todd) in 1945. Sir Arthur was a student of Canterbury College who graduated with an MA in Chemistry with first class honours and received an honorary LLD through Canterbury University College in 1955. He was a prominent industrialist and cricketer, and with Lady Sims he is also remembered for his philanthropy. In 1993 the estate of Mrs NMG Black contributed to the scholarship’s fund.

The scholarship supports graduates of Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury with a background in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, or any related subject, or in a medical or other health-related field, to undertake further study in Great Britain.

VALUE

Up to $70,000 per annum (for up to three years), comprising the following:
• Tuition fees: Up to $35,000
• Stipend: $15,000
• Expenses: $20,000

CRITERIA

Applicants for the scholarships must:

  • Applicants must have been either:
    • born in Aotearoa New Zealand;
    • or resident in Aotearoa New Zealand for a total of seven or more years on the closing date for applications.
  • Applicants must have graduated, or be expecting to become eligible to graduate in the year of application, from Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.
  • Applicants must be intending to enrol in full-time postgraduate study at an instution in Great Britain.
  • Applicants must not currently hold, or have previously held, the Sims Empire Scholarship.

SELECTION

In making the recommendation, the selection committee gives equal consideration to:

  • academic achievement in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, or in some related subject, or in a medical or other health-related field;
  • intended overseas institution and programme of study;
  • character; and
  • potential for leadership, and prospects for contributing to society. 

Short-listed candidates may be required to attend an interview with the selection committee.

Amongst any applicants who intend to study in association with a general hospital in London, preference is given to those who intend to study in association with St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.

Applications must be submitted by 23:50 NZST 1 November 2020.

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