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Maurice Carter Bursary

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Closing date: 20/11/2020   

Focus
Agricultural and Veterinary Science

Level of study
Undergraduate

Background
This Bursary was established in 2014 by the Auckland Agricultural and Pastoral Association, an organisation that has been operating since 1843 under a guiding principle to promote excellence in the fields of agricultural and veterinary science.
It is named after Maurice Carter, who was first elected to the council governing the Association in 1965, and he has been serving on the Council ever since in a variety of roles, including 20 years as treasurer.

Value and tenure
The value of a bursary is $2,000.
The bursary is tenable for one year.

Typical number on offer
Two; one bursary will be awarded to a student within an agricultural degree, and one to a student studying veterinary science.

Eligibility
Applicants must:
•be undertaking their first year of an undergraduate degree at Massey University in the year of application
•have previously studied at a secondary school within the Auckland Region.

Selection Criteria
The selection will be based on:
•academic performance in the first semester of study
•NCEA or high school results
•a supporting statement which includes a short essay outlining why the applicant is undertaking their current study. The statement must also provide information about the applicant’s previous experience (if any) of working with animals or in agriculture, and their future career plans.

Selection panel
The bursary is awarded by the members of the Auckland Agricultural and Pastoral Association in consultation with the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee

Conditions of the scholarship
Recipients must attend the Auckland Easter Show in the year of the award and provide 50 hours of assistance with animal husbandry of the livestock at the Show, and also attend an evening at the Show at which their award will be acknowledged. Accommodation and meals will be provided.

The bursaries shall be offered annually but will not be awarded if no suitable candidates apply.

The bursaries may be held in conjunction with other awards.

The bursary will be paid in May once the conditions of the scholarship have been satisfactorily met.

Closing date
20 November

Scholarship application

Current students

Log in to the student portal. Select the scholarships tab and choose ‘Make an application’.

Prospective students

You must complete the admission process before you can apply for a scholarship. Read the section for Prospective students on our How to apply page.

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