William Georgetti Scholarship

Closing date: 01/02/2022
1 February
Value of Award: See 'Additional Information.'
No. of awards: One or more.
Tenure: The term of each William Georgetti Scholarship is up to three years.   The Selection Board has discretion to vary the term of a scholarship.

Scholarship Information


This scholarship was established from the Estate of William Georgetti who passed away on 7 Feb 1943. During his lifetime Mr Georgetti farmed an extensive property at Fernhill, near Hastings, 'Crissoge'. He believed that 'whatever fluctuations there may be in prices for primary produce and in land values and whatever vicissitudes the said Dominion may pass through farming land will always be the most stable asset in which to invest money'.

The purpose of the William Georgetti Scholarships is to encourage postgraduate study and research, in New Zealand or overseas, in a field that in the opinion of the Scholarship Board is important to the social, cultural or economic development of New Zealand.

Selection criteria:

  • To be eligible for a William Georgetti Scholarship applicants must:   (a)     have resided in New Zealand for a period of at least five years immediately preceding the closing date for applications. (b)     be of good moral character and repute. (c)     be of good health. (d)     hold a degree conferred by a university in New Zealand or elsewhere, or any other academic qualification conferred by a university or other institution of learning (in New Zealand or elsewhere) reasonably equivalent in the opinion of the Scholarship Board to a degree from a New Zealand university.   No discrimination will be made in respect of race, creed or sex.   Applications will not be accepted from people who are enrolled in a postgraduate programme of study or research if, at the closing date for applications: -      they have been enrolled for more than 9 months in their programme of study or research or -      they have less than 12 months remaining in their programme of study or research.  

General Information:

How do students apply?
Candidates should complete an application using the Universities NZ on - line scholarships application website.
Scholarship Information

Decision makers
From the eligible and complete applications the Scholarship Board will short list a number of candidates who will be invited to a personal interview in Wellington. In exceptional circumstances a telephone interview may be held.   No scholarship will be awarded without an interview.   The interviews will normally be held in April/May each year.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
The schedule for payment of the scholarship award will be determined by Universities New Zealand.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
During their tenure William Georgetti scholars are required to submit reports on their progress and achievements.   Reports are required from the scholar and from an academic who is teaching or supervising the scholar during their tenure.   The schedule for these reports will be determined by Universities New Zealand.   The Scholarship Board may at any time suspend or terminate any scholarship and in doing so may demand the reimbursement to Universities NZ by the scholar of a part or all of any award funds already paid. Grounds for suspension or termination include but are not limited to: -      the scholar not diligently pursuing their postgraduate programme. -      the scholar failing to comply with any of the terms and conditions on which the scholarship was awarded. -      the scholar withdrawing or being excluded from the postgraduate programme for which the scholarship was awarded.  

Additional information
For scholars studying in New Zealand the usual value of a William Georgetti Scholarship award is: -      up to $20,000 per year for Masters study. -      up to $30,000 per year for Doctoral study.   For scholars studying overseas the usual value of a William Georgetti Scholarship award is: -      up to $45,000 per year for Masters or Doctoral study.   The Scholarship Board will decide the value of each award.

Who else has information about this award?
Contact the Scholarships Office at your New Zealand university.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara

PO Box 11915 Wellington 6142

Phone: +64 4 381 8510

Email: scholarships-cf@universitiesnz.ac.nz

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