Edward & Isabel Kidson Scholarships

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Closing date: 01/10/2017   

Once you apply, the University and your named referees are contacted to provide relevant information. You must allow both the Scholarships Office and your referees time to complete these actions before the closing date. The University Scholarships Office cannot guarantee an immediate response to these requests.

The purpose of the scholarship is to enable a graduate of a university of New Zealand, who is of good character and who has shown an ability in physics or a combination of physics and mathematics, to undertake further advanced study or research in New Zealand or overseas in Meteorology.
Should there be no suitable candidate for an award of the scholarship for that purpose, in that subject, then further advanced study or research in New Zealand or elsewhere in some other branch of science is acceptable.

Conditions of Award
If there shall at any time or times be more than one suitable candidate for a scholarship then preference shall be given to one who has been a pupil of Nelson Boys' College, or if there is no such candidate, then one who has been an undergraduate at the University of Canterbury.

The scholarships will be awarded each years by Universities NZ, on the recommendation of the Scholarships Committee, to persons to undertake doctoral study and who best fit the specific conditions of the award, and shall be tenable for up to three years whilst that person undertakes full time doctoral study.

The selection committee's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into following the selection meeting.

Scholarships will be offered every year and will be of such annual amount and of such a number as determined by Universities NZ, having regard to the income available for that purpose.

In recent years the value of this Scholarship has been set at $6,000 a year for up to three years. Up to three awards may be made annually.

Candidates must complete an application using the Universities NZ on-line scholarships application website: https://universitiesnz.communityforce.com

The closing date by which applications must be COMPLETE, with references included, and submnitted through the on-line website is 1 October.

The on-line application form will request and applicants must provide certain statements and documents. These must be part of the application if it is to be judged eligible for consideration by the selection committee.

A copy of the candidate's academic transcript can be provided by the candidate's university. Please note that this is part of the on-line application process.

Applications close 1 October.

Full regulations and application forms are available from the NZVCC website: www.nzvcc.ac.nz

All applications are acknowledged by email.

Application cannot be accepted before 01/07/2017.

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