Helen E. Akers Postgraduate Scholarship

For candidates who want to or are studying a postgraduate diploma, postgraduate degree, or a doctoral degree with a focus on agriculture or horticulture.

Scholarship overview

Status: Closed

Key facts

Value: Up to $6,000
Duration: One year's duration
Number available: Multiple awards
Type of study: Full-time, Postgraduate, PhD or doctorate, Research

Application dates

Applications open: 10 December 2023
Closing date: 10 March 2024


Eligibility restrictions: High achievement. Full-time study only.

This scholarship was established under the terms of the will of Helen E. Akers. It is funded from her shares in farming company, Maraekowhai Developing Company.

What you'll be studying

This is a postgraduate scholarship. You will be studying a postgraduate diploma, postgraduate degree, or a doctoral degree in one of the Applied Academic Programme disciplines relevant to agriculture or horticulture at Massey University.

Eligibility criteria

You must be:

  • studying full-time
  • studying in specific subject areas.

Application checklist

Include the following with your application:

  • a statement on how receiving this scholarship would be of benefit to you and your study, and how you believe you meet the intentions of this award
  • your academic transcripts for any tertiary study completed outside of Massey University
  • a copy of your Massey University transcripts and current enrolment. You can download your Study History Report from the Student Portal, under ‘Results and Exams’.

Selection considerations

When choosing our recipients, we will consider your academic achievements. We may also consider other scholarships or bursaries you hold.