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The Peter Densem Postgraduate Scholarship was established in 2017 by Mr Peter Densem for the purpose of supporting students at Massey University who have already completed the first year of a postgraduate programme (PhD or Masters) in the discipline of Agriculture or Horticulture. He wishes to support talented, high achieving students who would otherwise struggle to pay for their study.
Tenure and value
The Peter Densem Postgraduate Scholarship shall have a value up to $13,000 per annum (depending on available income).
The scholarship is awarded for one year, but PhD recipients are encouraged to reapply again in subsequent years.
Candidates must be enrolled full-time in a PhD or 240-credit Masters programme in the field of Agriculture or Horticulture at Massey University, and must have completed their first year of the programme.
The Peter Densem Postgraduate Scholarship will be open to New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
Applicants must have a grade point average of 6.0 (B+) or better and must supply a letter of reference from their supervisor testifying to their work ethic. As well as this, they must supply evidence of financial hardship.
Responsibility for the Award
The scholarship shall be awarded annually on the recommendation of the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee provided the applications are of sufficient academic merit. The award will be made based on the combination of grade point average, demonstrated work ethic and evidence of financial hardship.
Recipients of this award to be determined by the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee.
The scholarship monies shall be paid in two equal instalments, in May and September, subject to good progress being made with the recipient’s studies.
Conditions of the award
Other scholarships and awards can be held concurrently with the Peter Densem Postgraduate Scholarship.
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.
Applications close with the Scholarships Office on 10 March in the year of award of the Scholarship.
Application forms (ASSC.3) can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 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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Last updated on Tuesday 29 November 2016