School of Forestry High Achievers Award

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 15 August 2020

15 Aug 2020

Length of award

1 year

Number of awards offered

Up to 5

Purpose of award

This scholarship recognises and supports high-achieving students entering their first year of the Bachelor of Forestry Science degree programme at the University. Up to five scholarships, one of which is reserved for a Maori or Pasifika student, are available annually.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be intending to enrol full-time in a BForSc degree programme at the University. They must have completed, or be completing, a university entrance qualification, and must have studied at secondary level in New Zealand in the year of application (or, in the case of a gap year, in the year immediately prior). International students who meet these requirements are eligible to apply.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

A condition of acceptance is that recipients permit publication and announcement of their acceptance of the award, and that they are willing to engage in University community activities, such as student mentoring, acting as University ambassadors, and being involved with University publicity as appropriate.

How do students apply?

Applications for the scholarship must be made online at the Scholarships website by 15 August.
Scholarship Page

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The scholarship will be paid by direct credit to a recipient’s nominated New Zealand bankaccount as soon as practicable after the final date, in the student’s first semester of study, on which the student may receive a full refund for withdrawal from a course, and after confirmation of his or her full-time enrolment in a BForSc degree programme at the University.

Decision makers

The scholarship is awarded by the Council of the University, on the recommendation of a selection committee comprising:
a. the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Engineering (or nominee);
b. the Head of the School of Forestry (or nominee); and
c. the Senior Academic Advisor, Engineering (or nominee).

History or background of award

This scholarship was established in 2012 by the University of CanterburyCollege of Engineering.

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

The Scholarships Office
University of Canterbury
Level 3, Registry, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
+64 3 366 7001


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 May 2020.