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The scholarships were established in 2003 by the Rotary Club of Riccarton, Christchurch, to celebrate 50 years of service to the local community. The scholarships are to support those persons who have an interest in developing their knowledge and skills in the rehabilitation of youth addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, including those persons already working in the area.
1. The scholarships shall be known as the Riccarton Rotary Jubilee Tertiary Scholarships.
2. One or more scholarships shall be awarded to students within the Province of Canterbury studying, at tertiary level, the rehabilitation of youth addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.
3. The scholarships shall be awarded annually, subject to there being sufficient funds available, such availability being determined by the Rotary Club of Riccarton.
4. The scholarship shall be awarded by the Council of the University of Canterbury on the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising:
a) a nominee of the Vice-Chancellor; and
b) two nominees of the Rotary Club of Riccarton, with one of those nominees to have specialist expertise in the area of the rehabilitation of youth addicted to drugs and alcohol.
5. In recommending the award of any scholarship the Committee shall consider the applicant’s academic record and the potential of the applicant to make a contribution to the field of rehabilitation of youth addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Each application must contain a statement outlining this contribution as envisaged by the applicant. Should there be no suitable candidate in any year no award shall be made.
6. The scholarship may be held with any other scholarship, bursary, prize, or tertiary allowance, unless the conditions of the other awards preclude this.
7. a) Successful scholarship holders may be asked to speak to the Rotary Club of Riccarton and must be prepared to be reasonably available for public relations purposes.
b) A short report (A4, one side) is to be sent to the Secretary of the Rotary Club of Riccarton within two months of the completion of the Scholarship, outlining the benefits to the holder and the anticipated advantages to the youth in drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs
8. If at any time the Selection Committee is not satisfied that the holder is complying with the conditions of the scholarship, it may recommend that the scholarship be terminated.
9. The Rotary Club of Riccarton shall review the scholarship in 2010 to determine the future of the scholarship beyond 2011.
10. Applications for the scholarship are to be made on the appropriate form available from the Scholarships Office and forwarded to the Scholarships Administrator, University of Canterbury, by 31 March in the year of the award.
NOTE: The current value of each scholarship is up to $5,000 per annum, paid in monthly
Full regulations and application forms are available from www.canterbury.ac.nz/scholarships
Application cannot be accepted before 31/12/2016.
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Last updated on Wednesday 19 August 2015