The Hugh MacDiarmid Memorial Bursaries

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Closing date: 15/09/2018   

PURPOSE
The late Hugh MacDiarmid was a veterinarian who dedicated his life to treating and caring for animals. In 2013 Hugh’s sister established the Hugh MacDiarmid Memorial Bursary Fund in memory of her brother. The fund is invested in perpetuity by the Massey University Foundation ensuring future students will continue to benefit from the Hugh MacDiarmid Memorial Bursaries.

The purpose of the Hugh MacDiarmid Memorial Bursaries is to financially support two New Zealand-born Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) students who are suffering from financial hardship. The bursaries are awarded in the final year of study at Massey University.

TENURE AND VALUE
Two bursaries of up to $5,000 each will be awarded per annum. The value of the bursaries will be dependent on the interest earned on the capital fund.

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible, applicants must:
-Be born in New Zealand (A verified copy of your birth certificate must be supplied).

CRITERIA
Selection will be made on the basis of:
-Demonstrated financial hardship. Please provide a statement that identifies your financial circumstances and clearly demonstrates need. This should be an overview of your financial circumstances. (Applications that are based on a personal desire to avoid typical levels of financial constraint or use of student loan debt while studying will not usually be considered as demonstrations of hardship).
-Academic Merit

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE AWARDS
The bursaries shall be awarded annually by the University Scholarships Committee.

PAYMENT
Payment will be made in one instalment in late August.

CONDITIONS OF THE AWARD
The Hugh MacDiarmid Memorial Bursary may be held concurrently with any other bursary or scholarship provided the rules applicable to the other scholarship or bursary permits the recipient to hold another scholarship or bursary.

CLOSING DATE
1 May each year.

APPLICATIONS
All applications are acknowledged by email.

PLEASE NOTE: applications are not available until approximately one month prior to the closing date.

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