DairyNZ Scholarship

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Closing date: 07/12/2017   

Closing date:7 December each year.

Each year, bright young Kiwis have the opportunity to apply for their share of $300,000 worth of scholarships on offer from the dairy industry. Annual Tuition fees to the value of $5,750 are funded for up to 4 years. Recipients are also supported and mentored throughout their time at either Lincoln or Massey Universities as well as being given opportunities to network with industry leaders.

Introduced in 2001, DairyNZ Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students with a particular interest in dairying, who are undertaking an agriculture or agricultural-related degree at either Lincoln or Massey Universities.

Applicants must be enrolled or intending to enrol in one of the following programmes:
Bachelor of AgriScience - Agriculture
Bachelor of AgriCommerce
Bachelor of Science - Agricultural Science or Animal Science
Bachelor of Business Studies in Agribusiness
Bachelor of Applied Economics in Agricultural Economics

Please note: Veterinary Science, Veterinary Technology, Food Science and Food Technology degree programmes are not eligible for DairyNZ Scholarships.

Eligibility and Criteria
Applicants need to have NCEA Level 3 or better and be either a New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident.
The scholarship is tenable up to four years and pays the full, formal annual tuition fees - up to a maximum of $6,325 per year. Support and mentoring is also provided for recipients.

Students need to be registered in a full-time course at either Lincoln or Massey University by 31 March in the year of the award and satisfactorily complete course work in each year preceding re-application.
The scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of a Dairy Industry Scholarships Selection Committee comprising representatives from the New Zealand dairy industry, Lincoln and Massey Universities.

The scholarships are awarded based on:

Academic merit
Evidence of and/or planned activity to support the New Zealand dairy industry
Evidence of potential leadership skills and/or service to the community or sporting activities etc
Agreement to contribute to the development and promotion of New Zealand dairy industry (such as school promotional visits, career days etc)
Academic performance in the previous year of the course for re-application by existing scholars

Application Process
An application form (either in pdf or word format) is available from the DairyNZ website: http://www.dairynz.co.nz/people/careers/dairynz-scholarships/

Forward your completed application to Susan Stokes, Industry Education Facilitator, DairyNZ Limited, Private Bag 3221, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton 3240. Academic results must be forwarded once these are available.

Applications for the following year close on 7 December annually.

Selection Process
Applications are reviewed by DairyNZ and a short list of applicants is drawn up after the initial review process is completed.

Applications are then discussed by the Scholarship Selection Panel comprising representatives of DairyNZ, Lincoln University and Massey University and scholarships are awarded to successful applicants.

Successful applicants are contacted by phone and officially notified by mail. Unsuccessful applicants are notified by mail. All applicants will know the outcome of their application by no later than 10 February.

More Information :

Susan Stokes
Industry Education Facilitator
DairyNZ Limited
Phone: 07 858 3839
Mobile: 027 702 1263
Email: susan.stokes@dairynz.co.nz


Dr Kerry Harrington
Chairperson, Applied Science Scholarship Committee
Practical Teaching Complex (PN621)
Massey University
Private Bag 11-222
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
Free Phone: 0800 MASSEY 0800 627 739
Phone: (06) 350 4926
Fax: (06) 350 5753
Email: k.harrington@massey.ac.nz

Application cannot be accepted before 07/09/2017.

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