Lois Turnbull Postgraduate Scholarship

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Closing date: 10/03/2019   

The Lois Turnbull Postgraduate Scholarship was established in 2013 to assist female New Zealand students to obtain a postgraduate education in agriculture or horticulture. It was set up with funds provided by Dr Lois V Turnbull, a former agriculture student of Massey University, who was encouraged to undertake postgraduate studies as a result of receiving scholarship support herself.

1. The Lois Turnbull Postgraduate Scholarship shall have a value up to $10,000 per annum and be open to female students who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents (though preference may be given to citizens over permanent residents).

2. Candidates must be enrolled full-time for a masters or PhD programme at Massey University and be studying a topic that will benefit agricultural or horticultural industries.

3. The scholarship shall be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee provided the applications are of sufficient academic merit. Only one scholarship will be awarded each year. The recipient is encouraged to reapply in the following year and can expect to receive the scholarship again in each successive year (maximum of 2 years for Masters degrees and 3 years for PhD) if they have been progressing well with their studies and have not obtained further substantial scholarship funding from other sources.

4. In recommending the award of the scholarships the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee shall take account of other scholarships and bursaries held with a view to achieving a reasonable distribution of monies among qualifying candidates.

5. The Chairman of the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee shall inform Dr Turnbull who has received the scholarship each year, and provide annual progress reports.

6. The scholarship monies shall be paid in two equal instalments, in May and November, subject to good progress being made with the recipient’s studies.

7. Students who withdraw from their studies during the year in which the scholarship was awarded may be required to repay a proportion of the money awarded to them.

8. Applications close on the 10 March in the year in which the award is to be made. Application forms (ASSC.3) 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 10/12/2018.

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