Alison Morton Scholarship in Ecology/Marine Biology

Study Area(s): Science
Scholarship Level: Masters Research; Postgraduate; Honours; Masters by coursework
Closing Date(s): 1 October
Tenure: One year
Number offered: One
Value: $2,500 (subject to funds available)

Description

The scholarship is to encourage the study of Ecology and Marine Biology at Victoria University of Wellington.

History

The family of Alison Morton, a Victoria University graduate who completed a BSc (Hons) in Ecology, has established this scholarship in her memory. The scholarship incorporates a contribution from the estate of Alison's grandparents, Grace and Reg Riddick.

Eligibility

The scholarship shall be awarded annually to a full-time student enrolled in a BSc (Hons) or MSc in Ecology or Marine Biology. The student must have completed undergraduate study at Victoria University of Wellington. In making the award the panel will take into account not only the academic merits of the candidates but also their financial need.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a BSc (Hons) or MSc in Ecology or Marine Biology at Victoria University of Wellington
  • Applicants must have completed undergraduate study at Victoria University of Wellington

Application process

A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.

Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.

Scholarship specific documentation

  • A reference from an academic or supervisor
  • Evidence of financial need

Selection process

The recipient will be selected by a panel consisting of the Head of School of Biological Sciences (or nominee) and other appropriate school staff if required.

Additional information

Recipients must write a letter of thanks to the donor of this scholarship.

Regulations and conditions

  1. A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
  2. All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
  3. The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
  4. The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
  5. Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria during the tenure of this scholarship or fail to achieve a satisfactory progress, partial repayment of the Scholarship will normally be expected. Recipients must advise the Scholarships Office if they intend to withdraw.
  6. Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
  7. At the discretion of the Deciding Authority, the application of the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.

Contact

Scholarships and PhD Admissions Office
scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
pg-research@vuw.ac.nz
summer-research@vuw.ac.nz
Phone +64 463 5557