Mark Ford Ngā Tapuwae Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $5,000

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 August 2020

Length of award

1 year

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support a student undertaking study in Engineering at the University of Auckland.

Selection criteria

The Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has enrolled and paid the fees, or arranged to pay the fees, for full-time study in Part III or IV of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) majoring in Civil or Environmental Engineering. Conjoint students are not eligible to apply for this Scholarship.

The Scholarship is tenable by a student who is a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The scholarship recipient may be offered paid work at Watercare during the summer vacation at Watercare’s discretion. Watercare will ensure that the summer vacation work complies with the sub-professional practical work requirements of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.

How do students apply?

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible to apply. Then click on the “Apply now” button and complete the online application form. We recommend you check the form early in case a reference or endorsement is required to support your application, and to familiarise yourself with the form. All sections (including request sections) must be completed by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise). We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.
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How and when do students learn of the decision?

By letter or email, approximately 6 weeks after the Scholarship closing date. In making a recommendation for this Scholarship the Selection Committee will take into account the following factors: academic merit, technical ability and professional skills, character and leadership potential, contribution to the University and/or community activities and potential to contribute to the Engineering industry.

Decision makers

The Scholarship will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council upon the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (or nominee), Associate Dean Undergraduate of the Faculty of Engineering (or nominee) and one representative of Watercare.

History or background of award

The Scholarship was established in 2015 and is funded by Watercare Services Ltd.

The late Mark Ford was Chief Executive of Watercare from 1994 to 2009 and again from 2010 to 2014. This scholarship was established to acknowledge his outstanding service to Watercare and the water industry.

Additional information

The Scholarship will be paid in one lump sum in Semester Two.

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

The Scholarship Office
The University of Auckland
+64 9 373 7599


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 July 2020.