Jane Ferguson Scholarships - VUW

Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year; Undergraduate (returning); Masters Research; Doctoral; Postgraduate; Honours; Masters by coursework
Closing Date(s): 31 March
Tenure: The scholarship shall be tenable for one or more years as the Board shall determine; but in the case of any scholarship already awarded the Board may extend its duration for a further year or more.
Award for: Female
Number offered: Varies.
Value: Varies.

Description

This scholarship is to assist female orphans of academic merit to continue their studies when their financial or other circumstances would prevent them from doing so. .

History

Founded by Jane Ferguson who in the year 1941 bequeathed a portion of her residuary estate to Victoria University of Wellington to be held in trust for the purpose of providing out of the income a scholarship on certain terms and conditions stated in her Will.

Eligibility

This scholarship is open to any female student who is an orphan by reason of death of both or one of her parents. Applicants should have outstanding academic ability and strong moral character. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be female students who are orphans by the death of one or both parents.
  • Applicants must be New Zealand citizens.
  • Applicants must have outstanding academic ability and have a strong moral character.

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

Selection process

Selection will be made by the University Undergraduate Scholarship Committee.

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