Elman & Alfred Poole SBHS and SGHS Health Sciences Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 16 August 2022

August 16

Length of award

Three years

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

There are two Health Sciences Scholarships to be awarded annually. If the recipients maintain a high level of academic achievement, the award will be granted for up to three years. Applicants should be all round achievers with a strong interest in and aptitude for Health Sciences.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be:
- A Southland resident for three or more years
- In attendance either at Southland Boys' High School or Southland Girls' High School
- Excelling in science and intending to enrol in a Science degree programme with a preference for Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Each Scholarship recipient must:
Obtain entrance to the University
Agree to be reasonably available to participate in interviews and promotional activities if requested by the University of Otago
Make a presentation to their High School about their study and the University of Otago within the three years of scholarship tenure
Write an annual report of their progress to the Donor

How do students apply?

Please note: completed applications for this scholarship can scanned and sent to scholarships@otago.ac.nz
Application Form
Scholarship Details

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The scholarship must be taken up in the year in which it is awarded.

Decision makers

The Selection Committee consisting of the Manager of the Doctoral and Scholarships Office, the Director of Development and Alumni Relations, and the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Sciences, or their nominees, and a nominee from Dr Elman Poole, shall consider the following factors when awarding this scholarship:
-Academic ability (a minimum of NCEA Level 2 awarded with merit, or equivalent, is required for consideration).
-Demonstrated leadership potential.
-Cultural involvement in music.
-Contribution to the community.

History or background of award

These scholarships were established by Dr Elman Poole in 2013.

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

Administrator - Entrance Scholarships
University of Otago
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
0800 808098


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 August 2020.