Scholarships Update August 2018

Scholarships Update August 2018

f SCHOOL OF GRADUATE RESEARCH – CONTACT DETAILS Website: www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships Website will have advice about: - searching and applying for scholarships - on-line applications - Find useful links to national and international funding websites Facebook: Location: W Block - W.G.61 (Te Mata Kairangi School of Graduate Research) HANDY HINT: It sometimes happens that a reference letter is still missing at the scholarship application deadline. For most scholarships, reference letters can still be submitted in the four days that follow the closing date. So, if you know that a reference is missing, don’t make the mistake of abandoning your scholarship application! Submit your application, and then remind your referee that they need to submit their letter urgently as per the application instructions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The University of Waikato will no longer be providing access to the giveMe website. If you wish to view the givME website, you can access givMe from a public library that holds a subscription. If you have previously signed up with the University of Waikato, you will need to re- sign up with another givMe provider i.e. public library. Scholarships Update August 2018

SCHOLARSHIPS OF THE MONTH Ian McLaren Memorial Scholarship Closing date: 1 August 2018 Level: Undergraduate The Ian McLaren Memorial Scholarship supports students undertaking an undergraduate programme in Education at the University of Waikato.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in the second or consecutive year in 2018, of an undergraduate programme in the Faculty of Education. The Scholarship has a value of up to $3,000. For further information and the online application form, visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships. John Allan Scholarship in Education Closing date: 1 August 2018 Level: Graduate This Scholarship is awarded to the applicant undertaking research towards a masters degree in the Faculty of Education at the University of Waikato. To be eligible to apply, applicants must be a qualified teacher, currently registered with the New Zealand Teachers Council to teach in New Zealand and be enrolled full-time or part-time in a 90 or 120-point masters thesis within the Faculty of Education.

For further information and the online application form, visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships. Peter Freyberg Memorial Scholarship Closing date: 1 August 2018 Level: Doctoral Thesis This is a Scholarship for qualified teachers (NZ citizens, permanent resident and international). All applicants must meet the University’s enrolment criteria for the doctoral programme, and be enrolled full- or part-time in a PhD or Part 2 of the EdD in the Faculty of Education, at the University of Waikato in the year of tenure of the Scholarship. Selection will be made on the basis of the academic achievement of the applicants, and their research topics.

Preference will be given to applicants conducting research related to curriculum development and teacher effectiveness. For further information and the online application form, visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships. Te Pūtea Tautoko NEW closing date: 15 August 2018 Level: final Year Undergraduate, Graduate, or Postgraduate Te Pūtea Tautoko will be awarded to applicants of Māori ethnicity, who have proven academic potential but whose financial circumstances are severely constrained, or for whom there are other special circumstances, which would make such an award a significant means of enhancing their academic success.

Applicants must be NZ citizens or permanent residents of Maori ethnicity who are in 2018 enrolled part- or full-time in the final year of an undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate degree at the University of Waikato. For further information and the online application form, visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships. NEW Waitaha-A-Hei/University of Waikato Scholarship NEW Closing date: 31 August 2018 Level: Entrance/School Leaver The Scholarship was designed to increase the participation and success of Waitaha students while studying at undergraduate level. The Scholarship will provide a supportive student environment that fosters the mind (opportunity to study at University), body (healthy lifestyle) and soul (a supportive community environment in the Hall of Residence environment), all of which are demonstrably beneficial to academic and life-long progress.

To be eligible, applicants must be a registered beneficiary with Te Kapu o Waitaha, be studying NCEA Level 3 towards University Entrance at a secondary school in the year prior to tenure and be intending to enroll full-time (a full-time academic year comprises of 120-points) at the University of Waikato for the first time in the year of tenure. For further information and the online application form, visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships.

NEW UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO SCHOOL LEAVER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2019 NEW University of Waikato School Leaver Scholarships NEW The Scholarships listed below all close on 31 August 2018. Pacific Excellence Scholarships The ‘Ko Te Tangata’ Scholarships (Bay of Plenty Schools) The ‘Ko Te Tangata’ Scholarships (Waikato Schools) The Manu Kaewa (School Leavers) Scholarships Te Ara Whānui Scholarship Tauranga Campus First-in-Family Scholarship Please visit our website http://www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships/home to find further information and the online application form.

SCHOLARSHIPS TO WATCH FOR NEW AECOM David A.

Burns Award in Engineering Geology NEW Closing date: 1 September 2018 Level: Graduate The Award was established to encourage and assist graduate students into a career in engineering geology by: providing a $2,000 award during their final year of undergraduate study; an opportunity to undertake a paid summer internship with AECOM after they complete their undergraduate degree; and an opportunity to embark on a Master of Science project in engineering geology of relevance to industry For further information and online application form, visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao Graduate Excellence Awards Closing date: 1 September 2018 Level: Graduate Candidates will be students who qualify for entry into, or are currently enrolled in Honours, Postgraduate Diploma, or Masters within the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies, be undertaking a dissertation or thesis, and whose studies have particular relevance to the School.

Awards are worth up to $5,000. For further information and an online application form, visit our website www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships. Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao Postgraduate Excellence Awards Closing date: 1 September 2018 Level: Postgraduate Candidates will be students who qualify for, or are currently enrolled in, postgraduate (MPhil, PhD) study within the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies, and whose research has particular relevance to the priorities of the School. The awards are worth up to $5,000 for full-time students and pro-rata for part-time students. For further information and online application form, visit our website www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships.

Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao Undergraduate Excellence Awards Closing date: 1 September 2018 Level: Undergraduate Candidates will be students enrolled full-time in the second or third year of their undergraduate study towards a Bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Maori and Indigenous Studies. Those enrolled in conjoint or double degrees may also be considered. Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic merit, personal character, and involvement in cultural, academic, and community life. Awards are worth up to $2,500.

For further information and online application form, visit our website www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships.

University of Waikato Summer Research Scholarships 2018-19 Applications open 30 July and close 15 September (for all Faculties and Schools) Level: Undergraduate / Graduate The University of Waikato Summer Research Scholarships are an initiative to provide promising undergraduate, honours, and first-year masters students with the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of research. For 2018-19, the Scholarships will have a value of $5,000 and will run for a ten-week period during the 2018-19 summer study break. To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, honours or master’s degree at a New Zealand or Australian university.

Check our website www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships for a full list of research projects and an online application form. Freemasons Scholarships Closing date 1 October 2018 Level: Undergraduate / Graduate / Postgraduate There are two levels of Scholarships for students who have a good academic record, leadership potential, and community commitment. The $6,000 awards are for students who, in mid/late 2019, will be completing a bachelor’s degree, or bachelor’s degree with honours. The $10,000 award is for students who, in 2019, will be enrolled in a Postgraduate Diploma, Master’s degree, or Doctoral degree.

Further information can be found in the listings below and on our website www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships. GCSB Women in STEM Scholarship Closing date: 1 October 2018 Level: Graduate The GCSB Tertiary Scholarship is open to women in the second year and above (including Honours and Masters students) intending to take a full-time course of study in science, technology, computer engineering, mathematics, data science and cyber security at any New Zealand tertiary institution. To be eligible for GCSB Tertiary Scholarship, applicants must:  Be female students over the age of 18 years.  Have been a New Zealand citizen for at least 10 years or hold New Zealand Permanent Residence or hold a current New Zealand Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America or Australia for at least 10 years.

 Have enrolled, or been accepted to enrol, in a full time degree majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at an approved NZQA accredited tertiary provider in New Zealand for the next academic year.  Be eligible to obtain and keep a national security clearance For further information and to apply, visit https://www.gcsb.govt.nz/working-for-us/gcsb-women-in-stem- scholarship/

NEW The Hamilton Club Scholarship in Health NEW Closing date: 1 October 2018 Level: Undergraduate (2nd year or above) / Graduate The Scholarship was established to support students enrolled full-time in either a graduate degree or the second year or above of an undergraduate degree in a health-related area in any faculty at the University of Waikato.

Up to two undergraduate Scholarships or one graduate Scholarship will be awarded annually, to the value of up to $5,000 (undergraduate) or up to $10,000 (graduate).

For further information and online application form, visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships D.V. Bryant Trust University of Waikato Residential Scholarships Closing date: 1 October 2018 and 7 March 2019 Level: School Leaver This Scholarship offers the recipient up to $10,000 to be applied to board and lodgings in either Bryant Hall or Student Village. Applicants must be intending to study full-time (a full-time academic year comprises of 120-points) in 2019. These Scholarships will be offered to students in financial hardship, which make accommodation within a hall of residence environment beneficial to their academic progress at University.

For further information and online application, visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships. NEW Otumoetai Trust Undergraduate Scholarship NEW Closing date: 15 October 2018 Level: School Leaver The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide financial support to first-year undergraduate students studying full-time at the University of Waikato (either campus), and who demonstrate financial need, social disadvantage, and/or physical disability and who, without the scholarship, may not be able to undertake tertiary education. The scholarship will have a total value of up to $9,000 over three years and is expected to defray course-related costs.

For further information and online application form, visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships NEW Tauranga Campus First-in-Family Scholarship NEW Closing date: 15 October 2018 Level: Undergraduate The Tauranga Campus First-in-Family Scholarship was set-up in 2018 to assist students from families with no history of tertiary level study to participate in a university education at the University of Waikato in Tauranga. These scholarships were made available through the generosity of Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust, Tauranga City Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Applicants must be the first member of their immediate family/whanau to attend university and enroll full-time in an undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato in Tauranga.

Further information and an online application form, visit www.waikato.ac.nz/scholarships. The Golden Key International Honour Society Waikato Chapter We are one of two Chapters of Golden Key in New Zealand, our society recognises and promotes Academic excellence in over 400 Universities worldwide. The Waikato Chapter is involved with volunteer work, academic improvement and fostering leadership skills.

As a Golden Key member you have access to a variety of scholarships throughout the year, these can be applied for via this link http://www.goldenkey.org/scholarships-awards/listing/ For more information about our chapter and activities planned for B Semester, please go to our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/GoldenKeyWaikato or email (Vice-President) at info@waikato.goldenkey.org.nz.

Scholarships Currently Open for Application Please note: We have tried to indicate the ‘Level’ of each award. Please treat this information as a guide only; you still need to check the regulations to confirm your eligibility.

North Asia CAPE Study Tours to China, Japan and Korea Extended Closing date: 20 August 2018 Plant & Food Research: Summer Studentships Opening date: 30 July 2018 Level: Undergraduates / Graduates / Postgraduate The Plant & Food Summer Studentship programmes creates a special ‘career experience’ for high calibre candidates. The programme includes a full induction training day, a career planning session identifying potential pathways, a specific research project as well as a final farewell and awards function. It you want to get a taste of research and gain hands-on work experience over the summer period, a studentship with Plant & Food Research will give you the opportunity to undertake research that benefits New Zealand whilst working alongside world-recognised scientists.

All summer studentship positions are advertised on our job search website so make sure you register https://www.plantandfood.co.nz/page/careers/summer-studentships/ Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Awards Closing date: 1 August 2018 Level: Graduate / Postgraduate Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Awards are for promising graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at US institutions in any field of study. Approximately eight awards are granted annually, valued at up to US$40,000 for up to one year of study or research in the US. Students undertaking multi-year Masters of PhD degrees have the opportunity to apply for additional funding of up to US$30,000 towards their second year of study.

Grantees can participate as a Visiting Student Researcher (VSR). A VSR allows grantees to spend between 6-12 months studying or researching a topic or proposed project in the US, usually as part of a degree programme within New Zealand. Further information is available from the Fulbright website www.fulbright.org.nz. Prospective applicants are strongly urged to contact scholarships@waikato.ac.nz before applying. Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Awards Closing date: 1 August 2018 Level: Graduate / Postgraduate Fulbright Science and Innovation Awards are for promising New Zealand graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at US institution in fields related to science and innovation.

The Awards are available in fields of science and innovation targeted to support New Zealand’s economic, social, environmental and cultural needs, and to build international science connections. This includes, but it is not limited to, science research of the highest quality; areas with relevance to current and emerging New Zealand industry, social and environmental needs; areas with potential to broaden the economy and increase connections between research and industries; sectors of future need or growth; areas supporting Vision Matauranga – unlocking the science and innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources and people.

Approximately eight awards are granted annually, valued at up to US$40,000 for up to one year of study or research in the US. Students undertaking multi-year Masters of PhD degrees have the opportunity to apply for additional funding of up to US$30,000 towards their second year of study. Grantees can participate as a Visiting Student Researcher (VSR). A VSR allows grantees to spend between 6-12 months studying or researching a topic or proposed project in the US, usually as part of a degree programme within New Zealand.

Further information is available from the Fulbright website www.fulbright.org.nz.

Prospective applicants are strongly urged to contact scholarships@waikato.ac.nz before applying. Fulbright-EQC Graduate Award in Natural Disaster Research Closing date: 1 August 2018 Level: Graduate / Postgraduate The Fulbright-EQC Graduate Award in Natural Disaster Research is for a promising graduate student to undertake postgraduate study or research at a US university in the area of natural disaster research.