John Samuel Taylor Memorial Text Book Fund

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What does the scholarship get me?

Varies. Credit provided at Lincoln University Bookshop.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 30 June 2022

30 June each year

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered

At discretion of the Council

Purpose of award

The fund of $7,500 is invested in the Lincoln University Common Fund and the annual interest earned is to be used to assist needy students with the purchase of text books.

Selection criteria

To be eligible to apply for support from the fund a student must be enrolled and registered as a full-time student in a first year degree course at Lincoln University.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

 The number and the amount of individual grants made shall be at the discretion of the Council providing that the total amount granted shall not exceed the annual income available for disembursement. If the total of grants awarded does not amount to the sum available for disembursement in any year, the remaining income shall be added to the capital sum invested.

How do students apply?

Applications to the
Scholarships Office
Lincoln University
PO Box 85084
Lincoln 7647
Regulations and Application Form
Scholarship Page

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Books purchased with the grant are to be bought from or through the Lincoln University Bookshop and are to be suitably inscribed with the name: 
“The John Taylor Memorial Text Book Fund”


Decision makers

1.       The grants are made by the Lincoln University Council on the recommendation of a Selection Committee consisting of:

-       The Vice-Chancellor or nominee
-       The Registrar or nominee
-       Two academic staff members appointed by the Academic Board from those who are designated
       Academic Co-ordinator to first year degree courses.

History or background of award

Established by Mr and Mrs T J Taylor of Invercargill in memory of their son who was killed in a vehicle accident in March 1980 while he was a student at the College. The first awards were made in 1981.

Additional information

It is a condition of being granted an award that you will,
                 a)     be willing to promote Lincoln University positively.
                 b)     be willing to be involved in Lincoln University promotional activities from time to time during the tenure of your award, and c)              be willing to agree not to charge Lincoln University for the involvement referred to in clauses a and b.
Lincoln University will consult with you about the nature and content of the promotional activities referred to above.  

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

Mandy Carter
Scholarships Office
Lincoln University
PO Box850 84, Lincoln University, Lincoln , Christchurch 7647, New Zealand
(+64 3 3252 811 ext 8748 or 8582
+64 3 325 3840


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.