Wellington U3A Award

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What does the scholarship get me?

$2000 each year.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 October 2021

31 October

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered

One per year.

Purpose of award

It shall be used to assist students, 55 years or more, for expenses incurred during their studies. These students should not be in full-time employment.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be 55 years old or more and enrolled in a course of study at Victoria University in the year of application.  The award will be made on the basis of the academic merit and academic costs to be incurred by the student in the year of application.

This award can be held concurrently with other prizes and scholarships.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The successful applicant will be required to speak at a meeting of the Wellington City U3A about their research or course of study during the second semester of the year at a mutually agreed date. Recipients will also be asked to provide a letter of appreciation to the Wellington City U3A.

How do students apply?

An online application will be available approximately one month before the next closing date.

Decision makers

The award shall be made on the recommendation of a panel selected by the University Scholarships Committee. The nomination of the student will then be approved by the Wellington City U3A.

History or background of award

The fund shall be known as the 'Wellington City U3A Award'.

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

The Scholarships Office
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
+64 4 463 5557


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 November 2020.