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Helen E Akers Doctoral Scholarship

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Closing date: 10/09/2020   

Agriculture and Horticulture

Level of study

The Helen E. Akers Doctoral Scholarship financially supports agriculture and horticulture doctoral students.

This scholarship was established under the terms of the will of Helen E. Akers. The scholarship is funded from her shares in Maraekowhai Developing Company.

Value and tenure
The annual value of the scholarship is up to $6,000 and in recent years has been approximately $2,000.

The scholarships are usually awarded annually. The tenure is for a single academic year and recipients are welcome to reapply.

Typical number on offer
Multiple awards are made with the number of scholarships offered each year varies depending on how much funding is available.

Applicants must be enrolled full time for a doctoral degree in one of the Applied Academic Programme disciplines relevant to agriculture or horticulture (course prefix of 111, 112, 117, 119, 138, 171, 188, 189 or 239) at Massey University.

Selection criteria
The selection criterion is academic merit.
The University Scholarships Committee may take account of other scholarships and bursaries held by the applicants in seeking an equitable distribution of funds.

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

The University Scholarships Committee has the right to refrain from making an award if there are no suitable applicants and its decision is final.

Conditions of the scholarship
The Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee may recommend the withdrawal or suspension of an award at any time if the recipient fails to make satisfactory academic progress.

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

Closing date
10 September

Scholarship application

Current students

Log in to the student portal. Select the scholarships tab and choose ‘Make an application’.

Prospective students

You must complete the admission process before you can apply for a scholarship. Read the section for Prospective students on our How to apply page.

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