Kauri Museum Mervyn Sterling Memorial Scholarships

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Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 December 2019

Usually closes on 1 December.

Length of award

One year

Purpose of award

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), subject to approval by the Selection Committee. 

Please note that applicants should meet one of the following criteria: 

their family residence is in the Otamatea; or 
they have a historic family connection to the Otamatea; or 
they have worked and/or studied for a reasonable time in the Otamatea. 
Evidence of the connections with the Otamatea must be provided with the application. 

History or background of award

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.

Additional information

Universities New Zealand
Web: http://www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships

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

Jon Winnall
Scholarships Manager
Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara
PO Box 11915, Wellington 6142
+64 4 381 8510


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in September 2019.