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The Kauri Museum Mervyn Sterling Memorial Scholarships are offered by the Otamatea Kauri and Pioneer Museum Trust Board to encourage undergraduate study and applied research in New Zealand in the fields of environmental conservation, ecology, natural heritage and Northland history (especially Otamatea County).
Any person with strong affiliations with the old Otamatea County Area will be eligible (providing they are New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents), subject to approval by the Selection Committee.
Please note that applicants should meet one of the following criteria:
their family residence is in the Otamatea; or
they have a historic family connection to the Otamatea; or
they have worked and/or studied for a reasonable time in the Otamatea.
Evidence of the connections with the Otamatea must be provided with the application.
The scholarship may be awarded for one year at undergraduate level. The scholarship shall be tenable at any New Zealand university.
Value and Payment
The maximum annual value of the scholarship shall be $8,000. The number of scholarships available may vary from year to year, but no scholarship shall be awarded upon any occasion if the Selection Committee shall be of the opinion that there is no candidate of sufficient merit applying for the award.
Programme of Study
The scholar shall, during the tenure of the scholarship, pursue a programme of study approved by the Selection Committee. The period of tenure of every scholarship shall commence on the date on which the scholar enters upon the approved programme.
Every scholar shall furnish to the NZVCC such reports (if any) as the Selection Committee may require.
The scholarship shall be tenable with any other available scholarship, bursary or award, provided that the rules of the other award allow this.
The scholarships are made on the recommendation of a Selection Committee whose membership includes the Chairperson of the NZVCC and the Chairperson of the Otamatea Kauri and Pioneer Museum Trust Board or their nominees.
Suspension or Termination
The NZVCC may at any time suspend or terminate any scholarship, or require the forfeiture of such proportion of the scholarship as the Committee may determine, if it is satisfied that the scholar is not diligently pursuing the approved programme or has failed to comply with any of the terms and conditions on which the scholarship was awarded. The scholarship shall be terminated and no further payments shall be made if a scholar ceases to pursue the approved programme.
Applications, on the application forms provided by the NZVCC, must reach the Scholarships Manager at the NZVCC by 1 December in the year prior to that in which the award is to be taken up.
The application should be accompanied by:
Signed NZVCC Privacy form
A certified copy of birth certificate and proof of New Zealand Citizenship or permanent residency;
A written statement giving details of your affiliations to the old Otamatea County Area;
Certified copies of academic records to date.
Year 13 Results: The NZVCC will obtain Year 13 exam results from NZQA. IB and Cambridge candidates must forward to NZVCC IMMEDIATELY a certified copy of their results by courier or fastpost as soon as they are received.
Full regulations and application forms are available from the NZVCC website: www.nzvcc.ac.nz
All applications received by Massey University are acknowledged by email.
Application cannot be accepted before 01/09/2017.
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Last updated on Tuesday 29 November 2016