Noeleen Olson Horticulture Masters Scholarship

For a New Zealand citizen who is enrolled in a master's degree in horticultural science at Massey University.

Scholarship overview

Status: Closed

Key facts

Value: $15,000
Duration: One year's duration
Number available: One award
Type of study: Full-time, Part-time, Postgraduate, Masters

Application dates

Applications open: 28 January 2024
Closing date: 10 March 2024


Eligibility restrictions: New Zealand citizen. Specific programmes only. High achievement.

Noeleen Olson graduated from Massey University with a BA (Humanities) in 1970. Noeleen was a school teacher for all her working life and retired from teaching in 1988 after 28 years at Roslyn Primary School, Palmerston North. While she loved children and teaching, she had a life-long passion for horticulture and was a founding member of Palmerston North’s horticultural society.

What you'll be studying

This is a postgraduate scholarship. You will be enrolled in a master's degree in horticultural science in either your first year or second year of the qualification.

Eligibility criteria

You must:

  • be a New Zealand citizen
  • be undertaking research in the field of horticultural science

Application checklist

Include the following with your application:

  • your academic transcripts for any tertiary study completed outside of Massey University
  • a statement on how receiving this scholarship would be of benefit to you, and how you believe you meet the intentions of this award. First year students should state what research they are hoping to pursue, and second year students should include a research proposal
  • for second-year applicants only; a report from your supervisor outlining the progress of your master’s degree to date, including comments advising on your suitability for continuing tenure

Selection considerations

When selecting our recipient we will consider your academic background. We will also review your research topic and the alignment of the topic to the scholarship intentions.