Farmers' Union Scholarship

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Closing date: 10/03/2019   

Focus
agriculture and horticulture

Level of study
postgraduate

Purpose
The Farmers’ Union Scholarship supports full-time postgraduate degree and diploma students in Applied Academic Programme disciplines relevant to agriculture and horticulture.

Background
This scholarship arises from a donation by Sir James Wilson, the first president of the Farmers’ Union (1902 to 1920), now Federated Farmers of New Zealand.

Value and tenure
The value of the scholarship is determined each year from the interest earned on the capital.

The scholarship is usually offered annually and the 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
Two scholarships are typically offered each year.

Eligibility
Applicants must be graduates of any New Zealand university who are enrolled full-time for a postgraduate degree or a 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.

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
The Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee may withdraw or suspend an award at any time if the recipient fails to make satisfactory academic progress.

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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