Geyser Community Foundation Bannan Science Award

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What does the scholarship get me?

with an annual value of $5,000 is available

Closing dates for applications

Next: 30 September 2020

Applications open on 1 July and close on 30 September each year.

Length of award

for the duration of the successful applicant’s course or degree.
The Award is available for the study of one course or degree only.

Number of awards offered

One Award

Purpose of award

The Award can be used, for example, for study for an NZQA recognised science course or degree at a recognised university or polytechnic located in New Zealand.

Selection criteria

The Bannan Science Award is for educational purposes for people who have completed their secondary school education or who are in their final year of secondary school to study Science – Pure or Applied, including (but not limited to) medicine, veterinary, agriculture, forestry, engineering, astronomy, botany, chemistry, zoology, mathematics, physics and seismology.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

• The Award must be used for a charitable purpose and funds must be spent in New Zealand. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
• The successful applicant will be required to be available for interviews and to participate in promotional activities agreed with the recipient. Information about the Award and the way in which the gift has been spent may be used by the Geyser Community Foundation for promotional purposes.

How do students apply?

Late applications will not be accepted.  An application form will be provided closer to that time.


How and when do students learn of the decision?

The successful applicant will receive $2,500 in December each year and the balance midway through the following year on receipt of satisfactory reports every six-months on the recipient’s progress.

Decision makers

The successful applicant will be selected by the Donor and the Geyser Community Foundation. The decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
An interview will be required before final selection.
Preference will be given to those applicants who could not otherwise afford to continue their education. Evidence of applicant’s level of income may need to be provided.

History or background of award

Applications for this Award have closed.

Applications are open for one award for students (including adults) residing or having family links in the Murupara district community, including Kaingaroa Village, Minginui, Ruatahuna and Te Whaiti.

Additional information

The Award may be revoked if the recipient’s behaviour is inappropriate or the recipient has breached conditions of the Award.
If no candidate comes forward from these areas in any year this Award is offered, applications from students or adults from other areas supported by the Geyser Community Foundation will be eligible, ie Rotorua and Taupo district communities.

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

Annette Burgess
Executive Officer
Geyser Community Foundation
PO Box 1742, Rotorua 3040
07 349 7496
07 347 8701


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 2019.