Murray King Memorial Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $2,000.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 December 2020

Closing date for applications 31 December each year.

Length of award

Tenable for one year.

Number of awards offered

Generally one per year.

Purpose of award

To enable Wairarapa students to attend a New Zealand university and obtain degree qualifications, with particular emphasis on soil conservation, soil and land management, indigenous forest management and conservation management.

Selection criteria

Students who have completed part or all of their secondary education in the Wairarapa, or who live in the Wairarapa at the time of applying for the scholarship are eligible. Preference will be given to students who are eligible to enter the second year and beyond, of an appropriate degree course, with applicable course subjects. Postgraduates are eligible to apply.
In awarding the scholarship the following factors (in no particular order of precedence) may be considered:
* academic ability
* personal attributes
* relevance of course study
* community associations
* potential for future career success.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Recipients of the scholarship will be required to engage in full-time study, and take up the scholarship at the commencement of the academic year following the closing date. Awards will not be made retrospectively.

How do students apply?

Download the Application Form and other related documents here.
Murray King Memorial Scholarship General Information
Murray King Memorial Scholarship Application Form

How and when do students learn of the decision?

All applicants will be notified by mail in early February. Payment to be made half yearly during the academic year. The second instalment will be forwarded on receipt of a brief progress report.

Decision makers

Murray King Memorial Trust Board.

History or background of award

Established in 1998 as a memorial to the late Mr Murray King who was a pioneer in the development of soil conservation programmes in the Wairarapa.The funds are provided from a Trust fund, contributed to by individuals, local and regional authorities, interest groups, and charitable organisations.

Additional information

Preference will be given to persons who are eligible to enter the third year and beyond, of an appropriate degree course, with applicable course subjects.Post-graduates are eligible to apply. Applicants must be engaged in full-time study, and take up the scholarship at the commencement of the academic year following the closing date. Applicants must present a transcript of the previous years university results, including papers taken and grades achieved.

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

Community Services Manager
Masterton District Council
PO Box 444, Masterton 5840
(06) 370 6300
(06) 378 8400
http://mstn.govt.nz/
mdc@mstn.govt.nz

Disclaimer

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 October 2020.