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Peter Densem Postgraduate Scholarship

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Closing date: 31/12/2020   

Focus
Agriculture or Horticulture

Level of Study
Postgraduate, Doctoral

Purpose
To support students to pay their tuition fees.

Background
The Peter Densem Postgraduate Scholarship was established in 2017 by Mr Peter Densem for the purpose of supporting students at Massey University who have already completed the first year of a postgraduate programme (PhD or Masters) in the discipline of Agriculture or Horticulture. Mr Densem wishes to support talented, high achieving students who would otherwise struggle to pay for their study.

Value and Tenure
The value of the scholarship is determined each year from the interest earned on the capital. In recent years this has been $5,000.
The scholarship is awarded for one year, but doctoral recipients are encouraged to reapply again in subsequent years.

Typical Number on Offer
One

Eligibility
Applicants must:
•be enrolled full-time in a doctoral degree or a 240-credit master’s programme in the field of agriculture or horticulture at Massey University
•have completed the first year of their programme
•have a grade point average of 6.0 (B+) or better
•be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

Selection Criteria
Selection will be based on:
•academic merit
•a letter of reference from the applicant’s supervisor testifying to the applicant’s work ethic
•evidence of financial hardship

Selection Panel
The scholarship is awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee, College of Sciences.

Conditions of the Scholarship
The scholarship monies shall be paid in two equal instalments, subject to good progress being made with the recipient’s studies.
Students who withdraw from their studies during the year in which the scholarship was awarded may be required to repay a proportion of the money awarded to them.
Other scholarships and awards can be held concurrently with the Peter Densem Postgraduate Scholarship.

Closing date
10 March

Application cannot be accepted before 30/09/2020.

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