QEII Athol Patterson Bursary

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Closing date: 03/03/2019   

The QEII National Trust is an independent statutory organisation that helps landowners to protect significant natural and cultural features on their land through open space covenants, and thus encourage and promote the provision, protection, preservation and enhancement of open space. As a result of a bequest to the QEII National Trust from Dr Athol Patterson, a bursary was set up in 2009 to support students at Massey University interested in sustainable farming practices. Dr Patterson was a doctor of tropical medicines and taught in various universities around the world before retiring to The QEII National Trust is an independent statutory organisation that helps landowners to protect significant natural and cultural features on their land through open space covenants, and thus encourage and promote the provision, protection, preservation and enhancement of open space. As a result of a bequest to the QEII National Trust from Dr Athol Patterson, a bursary was set up in 2009 to support students at Massey University interested in sustainable farming practices. Dr Patterson was a doctor of tropical medicines and taught in various universities around the world before retiring to Waverley where he had two small dairy farms.

1. The bursary shall be called the QEII Athol Patterson Bursary and shall be awarded annually.

2. The value of the bursary shall be $2,000 each year, and will be awarded in May.

3. Applicants will have completed their first year of study, and be enrolled in an undergraduate degree at Massey University either in agriculture or environmental management.

4. In the supporting statement attached to their application, agricultural applicants must clearly show their interest in sustainable farming practices, and environmental management applicants must show an interest in dealing with sustainability issues in agriculture. The academic ability of applicants will also be considered.

5. A short-list of suitable applicants will be compiled by the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee, and provided to the QEII National Trust who will make the final decision.

6. In making a recommendation for this award the Committee shall take into account other scholarships, bursaries and awards held by the candidates, with a view to achieving a fair distribution of monies among qualifying candidates.

7. If there are no applicants of sufficient merit the Scholarships Committee may refrain from making an award.

8. The recipient of the bursary must agree to having their photograph and an article about them published in the QEII National Trust magazine and website.

9. Applications close on the 3 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.

All applications are acknowledged by email.


Applications will NOT be accepted more than 3 months in advance of the closing date.

Application cannot be accepted before 03/12/2018.

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