Taranaki Tree Crops Scholarship

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Closing date: 10/03/2019   

This scholarship was initiated by a gift of $10,000 from the Taranaki Branch of the New Zealand Tree Crops Association to support students interested in production of tree crops, especially those undertaking projects of relevance to the Taranaki region.

1.The Taranaki Tree Crops Association Scholarship shall have a value determined each year from the interest earned on the capital and be open to students normally resident in New Zealand who are enrolled full-time for a postgraduate degree or postgraduate diploma in Applied Academic Programme disciplines relevant to agriculture or horticulture (paper prefix of 111, 112, 117, 119, 138, 171, 188, 189, 238 and 239) at Massey University.

2.Preference will be given to postgraduate students undertaking a research project relevant to tree crop culture in New Zealand. Consideration shall be given to any project of potential interest to Taranaki growers, whether for commercial or small scale tree crop production. Applications from postgraduate students should provide an outline of the proposed research topic.

3.The scholarship shall be awarded annually as funds permit on the recommendation of the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee provided that applications are of sufficient merit. The award shall be based on the candidate's academic attainment and suitability of the proposed project. Trustees of the Taranaki Branch of the New Zealand Tree Crops Association shall be advised of the choice of candidate and of the project topic.

4.In recommending the award of the scholarship 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 award shall be paid in May.

6.At the discretion of the university all or part of the annual interest may be reinvested in order to maintain the value of the capital fund.

7.Postgraduate recipients will be expected to provide a brief but informative written report. The report will be suitable for presentation at the annual conference of the New Zealand Tree Crops Association and for submission as an article for an appropriate New Zealand horticultural interest publication. A copy of this research dissertation shall be offered to the Trustees of the Taranaki Branch New Zealand Tree Crops Association and copying expenses will be reimbursed.

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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