Lois Turnbull Postgraduate Scholarship

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Closing date: 10/03/2020   

Focus
Agricultural or horticultural

Level of study
Postgraduate

Background
The Lois Turnbull Postgraduate Scholarship was established in 2013 to assist female New Zealand students to obtain a postgraduate education in agriculture or horticulture. It was set up with funds provided by Dr Lois V Turnbull, a former agriculture student of Massey University, who was encouraged to undertake postgraduate studies as a result of receiving scholarship support herself.

Value and tenure
The value of the Bursary will be up to $10,000.

The scholarship is tenable for one year. 

Typical number on offer
Typically one scholarship will be awarded per year 

Eligibility
Applicants must be:

a New Zealand citizens or permanent residents (though preference may be given to citizens over permanent residents)
female
enrolled full-time for a masters or PhD programme at Massey University
studying a topic that will benefit agricultural or horticultural industries.

Selection criteria
The selection will be based on:

Academic merit

Selection panel
The scholarship is awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee.

Conditions of the scholarship
The recipient is encouraged to reapply in the following year and can expect to receive the scholarship again in each successive year (maximum of 2 years for Masters degrees and 3 years for PhD) if they have been progressing well with their studies and have not obtained further substantial scholarship funding from other sources.

The Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee shall take account of other scholarships and bursaries held with a view to achieving a reasonable distribution of monies among qualifying candidates.

The bursary may be held in conjunction with other scholarships, bursaries or awards, so long as these permit co-tenure. 

The Committee may decline to award any scholarships in any year if there are no applicants of sufficient merit to warrant an award.

At the discretion of the University all, or part, of the annual interest may be reinvested in order to maintain the value of the capital fund or the value of the award for subsequent years.

The Applied Sciences Scholarships Committee may withdraw or suspend an award at any time if the recipient fails to make satisfactory progress.

The scholarship monies shall be paid in two equal instalments, in May and November.

Closing date
10 March.

How to Apply:
Please click here to apply Application Form

Application cannot be accepted before 10/12/2019.

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