Reserve Bank of New Zealand Māori and Pacific Islands' Scholarship

Closing date:
Value of Award: $1,500 in first year, increasing to $2,500 in second year and to $3,500 in the final year of study.
No. of awards: Up to four each year.
Tenure: The scholarship will be continued for the original holder up to honours level (4th year) providing the holder continues to perform to the required standard.

Regulations

The Māori and Pacific Islands' Scholarship in Economics, Finance and Banking Studies have been developed as part of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's Equal Employment Opportunities Programme.

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage Māori and Pacific Islands' students to pursue studies in the field of economics, finance and banking studies. The Reserve Bank's objective is to increase the number of Māori and Pacific Islands' students with tertiary qualifications in economics, finance and banking studies to honours level, and thereby increase the numbers of these students employed in policy departments within the Bank.


Selection criteria:

  • The scholarship is open to Māori and Pacific Islands' university students who have completed economics, finance or banking studies at the 100 level (Completed first year of university), who attained at least a B+ grade and who intend to continue studying to Honours level. Applicants must be studying full time at a New Zealand university. The scholarship will be continued for the original holder up to honours level (4th year) providing the holder continues to perform to the required standard.  

General Information:

How do students apply?
Applications for the 2021 scholarships are now open. Please complete our online application, as part of this you will need to provide the following information: Your CV A copy of your official academic transcript A recent essay or assessment (to demonstrate your written work) you have submitted as part of your degree Details of 2 – 3 referees who are able to give verbal references Application close 5pm Monday 22 February 2021.
Regulations

Decision makers
RBNZ.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
Applicants will be informed by the end of February following application. Please note that students who are entering their first year of university are not eligible.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The successful applicant will be paired with a Reserve Bank staff member who will act as a mentor. The mentor will make contact regularly during the scholarship programme and can assist with research, advice and provide you with access to some of our resources at the Bank. Campus visits timetable Our campus recruitment team consists of recent graduates. They visit Auckland University, Waikato University, Victoria University, Canterbury University and Otago University in early March each year. Massey Albany students are invited to attend the campus visit at Auckland University and Lincoln students are invited to attend the campus visit at Canterbury University.  

Additional information
Evidence of enrolment in a full time degree course and payment of fees will be required with the application.

Who else has information about this award?
For further information please contact Human Resources Adviser Reserve Bank of New Zealand  recruitment@rbnz.govt.nz  


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

Nikki Chalmers
Human Resources Adviser
Reserve Bank of New Zealand

PO Box 2498 Human Resources Advisor Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Phone: (04) 471 3680

Email: nikki.chalmers@rbnz.govt.nz

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