Allan Kay Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship

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Closing date: 03/03/2019   

Focus
agriculture and horticulture

Level of study
undergraduate

Purpose
The Allan Kay Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship helps students obtain a university education, especially those facing financial difficulties.

Background
This scholarship was established under the terms of the will of Grace Edith Meliora Kay, in memory of her husband Allan Kay. The Kays used to farm at Orakau, near Te Awamutu.

Value and tenure
The annual value of each scholarship is up to $3000. The money is paid in May subject to academic progress satisfactory to the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee.

The scholarship is offered annually as funds permit.

The maximum tenure of the scholarship is the minimum number of years necessary to graduate in the degree in which the applicant enrolled. The scholarship tenure is normally for one year only but recipients are welcome to apply again in future years.

Typical number on offer
Six scholarships are typically offered each year.

Eligibility
Applicants must be:
•enrolled full time at Massey University for an undergraduate degree in agriculture or horticulture (mainly with paper prefixes of 112, 117, 119, 189, 283, 284 and 285).
•New Zealand-born residents
•no older than 30 years in the year which the scholarship is initially allocated.

Selection criteria
The selection criterion is academic merit. Financial need will also be taken into account.

Preference normally is given to applicants who intend to enter a career in agriculture or horticulture in New Zealand, and emphasis may be placed on those intending to enter a research career.

The Trustees 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 Trustees of the estate of Grace Edith Meliora Kay on the recommendation of the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee.

The Trustees have the right to refrain from making an award if there are no suitable applicants and their decision is final.

Closing date
Applications close on the 10 March in the year in which the award is to be made. Application forms (ASSC.2) can be downloaded here. Completed applications are to be sent to Dr Kerry Harrington,:K.Harrington@massey.ac.nz. Alternatively, hard copy applications can be delivered to Dr Kerry Harrington’s office AH 302.

Application cannot be accepted before 03/12/2018.

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