William, Betty and Jill Bell Award
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- What does the scholarship get me?
- Closing dates for applications
- Length of award
- Number of awards offered
- Purpose of award
- Selection criteria
- What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
- How do students apply?
- How and when do students learn of the decision?
- Decision makers
- History or background of award
- Additional information
- For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact
What does the scholarship get me?
Closing dates for applications
Next: 31 January 2021
31 January annually.
Length of award
Number of awards offered
Purpose of award
The main purpose of the Scholarship is to assist a student who, because of financial hardship, may not otherwise be able to undertake a university degree.
The basis of selection will be academic merit, motivation to succeed at University and demonstrated financial hardship. Preference may be given to students who at the first member of their family to attend a university.School leavers must achieve an NCEA rank score of at least 180 or a CIE rank score of at least 190 based on their Year 13 results.
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The Scholarship may be awarded to a recipient who is the first member of their family, including siblings and parents, to enrol at a university. Adoptive and step siblings and parents are included where they have lived with the applicant for five or more years.
How do students apply?
How and when do students learn of the decision?
Approximately six weeks after the closing date by letter or email.
The Scholarship will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council upon the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Deputy Dean (Academic) of the Faculty of Education (or nominee), the Associate Dean (Students) of the Faculty of Education (or nominee) and the Faculty of Education Student Services Manager (or nominee).
History or background of award
The Scholarship was established in 2014 with a generous donation from Eileen (Sunny) Barnes, a close friend of William and Betty Bell.William and Betty Bell both grew up in the depression and thus had an understanding of financial need.
The Scholarship will be paid in two instalments: one in the first, and one in the second semester.
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 February 2020.