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Lois Turnbull Postgraduate Scholarship

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Closing date: 31/12/2020   

Agriculture and horticulture.

Level of Study

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 scholarship will be up to $10,000.
The scholarship monies shall be paid in two equal instalments. The scholarship is tenable for one year.
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.

Typical Number on Offer
Typically, one scholarship will be awarded per year.

Applicants must be:
•New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
•enrolled full-time in a master’s degree or PhD at Massey University.
•studying a topic that will benefit agricultural or horticultural industries.

Selection Criteria
The selection criterion is academic merit.
Other scholarships and bursaries may be taken into account in seeking an equitable distribution of funds.

Selection Committee
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 recipient is encouraged to reapply in the following year and may receive the scholarship again in each successive year (maximum of 2 years for master’s 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 scholarship 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.
The Applied Sciences Scholarships Committee may withdraw or suspend an award at any time if the recipient fails to make satisfactory progress.

Closing Date
10 March

Application cannot be accepted before 30/09/2020.

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