Victoria University Foundation Trustees' Scholarship
$5,000 per annum stipend plus tuition fees of up to $5,000 per annum; subject to fund availability.
Tenure of award:
The Scholarship may be retained for three years providing an average B (approximately a 5 grade point average) grade is maintained. This is also dependant on funding available.
Closing dates for applications:
30 November 2018
Number of awards offered:
Each year one or more awards may be made depending on the suitability of the candidates.
History or background of award
The Victoria University Foundation Board recognises the need to encourage the next generation to fulfil their potential and get amongst the best. They see this goal being fulfilled by assisting a student who is 'first in the family' to attend university through a new and innovative scholarship. They appreciate the value of providing a supportive environment where a student is mentored and equipped with life and work experience whilst studying.
With this in mind the Victoria University Board established the Victoria University Foundation Trustees Scholarship in 2012.
Purpose of award
The Victoria University Foundation Board recognises the need to encourage the next generation to fulfil their potential and get amongst the best. They see this goal being fulfilled by assisting a student who is 'first in the family' to attend university through a new and innovative scholarship.
This Scholarship will be open to students who:
• are the 'first in family' to attend University. First in family is classed as the first person from the student's known immediate family history (including parents, siblings, grandparents and if known great grand parents, excluding aunts and uncles and step family members); and
• have NCEA Level 2 endorsed with Merit or have University Entrance or equivalent and intend enrolling in full-time study at Victoria University the year following application; and
• are under the age of 25 years on 1 December in the year of application; and
• are New Zealand citizens or have New Zealand permanent resident status.
Preference will be given to students who, because of financial hardship, may not otherwise be able to undertake a University degree.
How do students apply?
Please see full 'Regulations' for additional information.
The scholarships shall be awarded by the Victoria University Foundation Board of Trustees (or nominated subcommittee) and any such other persons as the Board shall nominate. Short listed candidates will be invited for an interview.
How and when do students learn of the decision?
Refer to Funder.
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The Scholarship may not be held in conjunction with other full fee paying awards.
The funds shall be paid to the successful recipient on confirmation of full-time enrolment at Victoria University.
The recipient of the scholarship will also agree to a mentor programme. (See full regulations for more details)
For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:
Position: The Scholarships Office
Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 463 5557