Fair Wind Foundation Scholarships

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $11,000 pa.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 January 2022

31 January annually.

Length of award

1 year.

Number of awards offered

Up to 4.

Purpose of award

The main purpose of the Scholarships is to assist female students, who are experiencing challenging personal, family or financial circumstances that may prevent them from undertaking full-time study. Preference is given to women of Cook Island descent.

Selection criteria

The basis of selection will be female students (preferably of Cook Island descent), academic merit, the nature and quality of the applicant's personal statement, motivation to succeed at university and demonstrated financial hardship.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The Scholarships will be paid as a stipend. To take up and be paid the Scholarships the recipients must be enrolled and have paid the fees, or arranged to pay the fees, for full-time enrolment in any year of anundergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Auckland.

How do students apply?

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.
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How and when do students learn of the decision?

Approximately six weeks after the closing date by letter or email.

Decision makers

The Scholarships will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council upon the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Chair of the Scholarships Sub-Committee (or nominee), the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity) or (nominee) and a representative of Alumni Relations and Development. In making a recommendation for these Scholarships the Selection Committee shall take into account other scholarships, bursaries and awards held by the candidates, with a view to distributing available monies among qualifying candidates.

History or background of award

The Scholarships were established in 2013 and are funded by the Fair Wind Foundation Trust. The Fair Wind Foundation supports underprivileged and underserved populations with a special focus on women's and children's education.

Additional information

Academic merit is assessed by a GPA or GPE of 3.5 or higher, obtained over the applicant's most recent two years of full-time graded study (or equivalent). GPA's/GPE's of school-leavers will be obtained or assessed from the applicant's rank score on admission to the University of Auckland. A GPA of 3.5 is equivalent to the minimum of the B- average range.

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 December 2020.