Kauri Museum Mervyn Sterling Scholarship

Closing date: 01/12/2021
1 December at 5pm (annually)
Value of Award: $2,000
No. of awards: One
Tenure: One year

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The Kauri Museum Mervyn Sterling Memorial Scholarships are offered by the Otamatea Kauri and Pioneer Museum Trust Board.

To encourage undergraduate study and applied research in New Zealand in the fields of environmental conservation, ecology, natural heritage and Northland history (especially Otamatea County).

Selection criteria:

  • Any person with strong affiliations with the old Otamatea County area will be eligible, providing they are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, and subject to approval by the Selection Committee. Please note that applicants should meet ONE of the following criteria: 1. their family residence is in the Otamatea County area 2. they have a historic family connection to the Otamatea County area 3. they have worked and/or studied for a reasonable time in the Otamatea County area. Evidence of the connections with the area must be provided with the application. NB: In 1997 the Otamatea County Council and Hobson County amalgamated to become Kaipara District Council. The old boundaries were Tokatoka in the west to Mangawhai in the east and included Ruawai, Matakohe, Paparoa, Tinopai, Huketere, Ararua, Maungaturoto, Kaiwaka and Mangawhai.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Candidates should complete an application using the Universities NZ online application form:
Online Application Form
Scholarship Page

Decision makers
The scholarships are made on the recommendation of a Selection Committee whose membership includes the Convenor of the Universities New Zealand-Te Pokai Tara Scholarships Committee and the Chairperson of the Otamatea Kauri and Pioneer Museum Trust Board, or their nominees.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Decisions are made around February/March and applicants will be notified by phone or email.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Every scholar shall furnish to the Universities New Zealand-Te Pokai Tara such reports (if any) as the Selection Committee may require.

Additional information
The scholarship shall be tenable with any other available scholarship, bursary or award, provided that the rules of the other award allow this.

Who else has information about this award?
Careers advisors at school or university scholarships offices

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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