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New Zealand students of Polish origin are to benefit from a scholarship established under the Will of the late Mrs Tatiana Olechnowicz. It will be known as the 'Mr M. and Mrs T. Olechnowicz Scholarship'. It will be available at any New Zealand university.
Purpose of Award
Open to students of Polish birth or who have at least one direct ancestor who was born in Poland. In this instance this shall be regarded as:
1 - within the geographical limits of the country commonly known as Poland at 28 May 1984;
2 - within the geographical limits at the time of their birth of the country then commonly known as Poland;
3 - prior to 31 December 1921 within the geographical limits as at 31 December 1921 of the country at that date commonly known as Poland;
4 - on the high seas or to a parent engaged in the diplomatic service in circumstances entitling them to Polish citizenship.
Applicants must be enrolled in intending to enrol for an approved course of study at a New Zealand university.
The Trustees shall determine both who shall be awarded the Scholarship and also the value of each award. They will consider the following criteria:
1 - the past academic record of the applicant;
2 - the aptitude and suitability of the applicant for their proposed course of study;
3 - the financial needs of the applicant;
4 - the interest of the applicant in, and his or her contribution to the Polish community in New Zealand
5 - such other matters as they consider relevant.
Number of Awards Offered
Two per year
Up to $1200
Tenure of Award
Applications are to be submitted to the Scholarships Office, Victoria University of Wellington, P O Box 600, Wellington 6140, by 31 October in each year. Application forms are available from the Scholarships Office, Victoria University or email: Scholarships-Office@vuw.ac.nz
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Last updated on Tuesday 29 November 2016