Hurley Fraser Postgraduate Scholarship

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Closing date: 10/03/2019   

Focus
research in agriculture and horticulture

Level of study
postgraduate

Purpose
The Hurley Fraser Postgraduate Scholarship supports Massey University graduates who are undertaking research in agriculture and horticulture.

Background
This scholarship is supported by the combined funds derived from The John Alexander Hurley Scholarship and The Edith Fraser Agricultural and Horticultural Research Fund. These funds were amalgamated in 2006 to support postgraduate research in agriculture and horticulture.

The John Alexander Hurley Scholarship was established from the will of Palmerston North solicitor Edward Hurley, who died in 1942. The scholarship is named after his brother.

In 1966, Edith Fraser of Paekakariki donated money to Massey University to support agricultural and horticultural research.

Value and tenure
The value is determined each year from the interest earned on the capital. The scholarship is usually awarded annually and tenure is for a single academic year.

At the discretion of the University all, or part, of the annual interest may be reinvested to maintain the value of the capital fund so the scholarship may not be granted each and every year.

Typical number on offer
One scholarship is typically offered each year.

Eligibility
Applicants must be graduates of Massey University who are enrolled full time for a postgraduate degree or a postgraduate diploma in Applied Academic Programme disciplines relevant to agriculture or horticulture (course prefix of 111, 112, 117, 119, 138, 171, 188, 189, 238 and 239) at Massey University.

Selection criteria
The selection criterion is academic merit.

The University Scholarships Committee may take account of other scholarships and bursaries held by the applicants in seeking an equitable distribution of funds.



Selection panel
The scholarship is awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee.

The University Scholarships Committee has the right to refrain from making an award if there are no suitable applicants and its decision is final.

Conditions of the scholarship
Students who withdraw from their studies during the year in which the scholarship was awarded must repay the money awarded to them.

The scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships, bursaries or awards, so long as those scholarships, bursaries or awards permit co-tenure.

Closing date
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.

Application cannot be accepted before 10/12/2018.

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