Scholarship detail

Andrea Brander Accommodation Scholarship


Each Scholarship is currently valued at $1,500

Tenure of award:

One year.

Closing dates for applications:

01 November 2019
01 November 2020

Number of awards offered:


History or background of award

The Scholarship was established in February 1997 in memory of Andrea Brander, Accommodation Office at Victoria University for six years until the time of her sudden death. Greatly valued by students and staff at the University she was dedicated to helping students find safe, affordable housing, which would enhance their academic achievement.

Purpose of award

The Andrea Brander Accommodation Scholarship was established to assist one student each year to afford suitable accommodation. It is intended for students who would otherwise be unable to attend Victoria University for family or financial reasons. These grants can assist with accommodation costs in any of the Halls of Residence, flats or private board.

Selection criteria

These scholarships are offered to students who are intending to enrol in their first year undergraduate studies, who would otherwise be unable to attend Victoria University for family or financial reasons.

How do students apply?

An online application will be available here approximately one month prior to the closing date. The closing date to apply for the Scholarship is 1 November. Applicants for the Scholarship will be required to provide: proof of financial need and eligibility for a Student Allowance; evidence that they have, or are likely to achieve, a university qualification; and evidence (usually in the form of a school reference) that they are likely to perform well academically.
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Decision makers

The Scholarship shall be awarded by the Scholarships Committee on the basis of proven financial need and academic merit.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The Victoria University Foundation will expect recipients to write a letter of thanks to the donor on receipt of the award and an end of year progress report.

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