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Averil Brent Scholarship in Science

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What does the scholarship get me?

Approximately $2,500; subject to funds available.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 31 March 2023

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered

Up to two scholarships.

Purpose of award

The scholarship is open to New Zealand and Canadian citizens. Applicants must be full-time female students studying any area of science, including Architecture and Design, from 300-level, BSc(Hons) and Master’s by course work. 

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The Victoria University Foundation will expect recipients to write a letter of thanks to the donor on receipt of the award.

How do students apply?

A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.
Regulations and Scholarship Page

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The Scholarship is based on academic merit. In the case of two or more equally worthy applicants financial need will also be taken into consideration.

Decision makers

Selection committee comprises of the Dean of Science (or nominee); and other approriate staff. 

History or background of award

This Scholarship was established, through the Victoria University Foundation, in 2002 by Peter Preston-Thomas in honour of his daughter Averil.

Additional information

The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with another scholarship subject to the approval of the Academic Board.

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 March 2022.