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QEII Athol Patterson Bursary

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Closing date: 31/12/2020   

Agriculture or Environmental Management

Level of Study

The QEII National Trust is an independent statutory organisation that helps landowners to protect significant natural and cultural features on their land through open space covenants, and thus encourage and promote the provision, protection, preservation and enhancement of open space.
As a result of a bequest to the QEII National Trust from Dr Athol Patterson, a bursary was set up in 2009 to support students at Massey University interested in sustainable farming practices. Dr Patterson was a doctor of tropical medicines and taught in various universities around the world before retiring to Waverley where he had two small dairy farms.

Value and Tenure
The value of the bursary shall be $2,000 each year
The bursary is tenable for one year. 

Typical Number on Offer
Typically one bursary will be awarded per year 

Applicants must:
•have completed their first year of study,
•be enrolled in an undergraduate degree at Massey University either in agriculture or environmental management.

Selection Criteria
Selection will be based on:
•academic merit
•demonstration of a clear interest in sustainable farming practices (agriculture degree applicants), or, dealing with sustainability issues in agriculture (environmental management degree applicants)
In recommending the award of a bursary the selection committee may take account of other scholarships and bursaries held by the applicant with a view to achieving a reasonable distribution of available monies among qualifying candidates.

Selection Panel
The bursary is awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee, College of Sciences. The Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee will consult with the QEII National Trust when making the recommendation.

Conditions of the Bursary
The recipient of the bursary must agree to having their photograph and an article about them published in the QEII National Trust magazine and website.
The bursary may be held in conjunction with other scholarships, bursaries or awards, so long as these permit co-tenure. 
The Committee may decline to award any bursary in any year if there are no applicants of sufficient merit to warrant an award.
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 or the value of the award for subsequent years.
The Applied Sciences Scholarships Committee may withdraw or suspend an award at any time if the recipient fails to make satisfactory progress.
The bursary will be awarded in May

Closing Date
3 March

Application cannot be accepted before 30/09/2020.

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