Scholarships at University of Waikato in NZ.
This scholarship is available for potential Pacific Leaders.

BACKGROUND
The Edna Money Future Pacific Leaders’ Scholarship was established in 2014 to provide academically
talented Pacific students who demonstrate significant leadership potential an opportunity to study at the
University of Waikato. Edna Money was a Morrinsville farmer and accountant who bequeathed the sum of
$1 million to the University of Waikato in 2013 to benefit Pacific students.
The purpose of the Edna Money Future Pacific Leaders’ Scholarship is to provide support for students to
achieve academically in a programme of study at the University of Waikato and to develop leadership skills
through a tailored leadership and personal development programme. The Scholarship can be applied
towards tuition fees or charges for accommodation in the University’s halls of residence.

1.0 GENERAL
1.1. The award shall be known as the Edna Money Future Pacific Leaders’ Scholarship.
1.2. Three scholarships will be offered annually for full-time undergraduate study commencing the year
following application.
1.3. The value of each Scholarship will be $6,000 per annum for up to three years. The award will be paid
in two equal instalments annually. The first instalment of $3,000 will be paid at the commencement of
the A semester and the second $3,000 instalment at the commencement of the B semester (as per
regulation 5.3).
1.4. The Scholarship will be applied to tuition fees or halls of residence accommodation costs.
1.5. The recipients will participate in a tailored leadership and personal development programme.
1.6. The tenure of the Scholarship will be up to three years.
1.7. Recipients will be eligible for a place in the University’s halls of residence.

2.0 ELIGIBILITY
2.1 Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and of Pacific Island descent.
2.2. Applicants must be enrolling at the University of Waikato for the first time in 2017.
2.4 To be eligible for consideration for the award of the Scholarship, applicants must provide evidence of
their:
(a) academic achievements, and
(b) leadership experience;
2.6 Offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipients achieving:
(a) Admission to the University of Waikato, and
(b) Admission to their programme of study.

3.0 APPLICATION
3.1 Applications for the Scholarship must be received by the University of Waikato Scholarships Office on the prescribed online form by 15 September .
3.2 Applicants must include with their scholarship application:
(a) A personal statement (maximum one page) that sets out the following:
(i) future aspirations
(ii) academic achievements
(iii) experience in leadership
(iv) engagement with Pacific community/communities or concerns
(b) References as follows:
(i) A reference attesting to the applicant’s leadership qualities
(ii) A character reference
3.3 Applications must be submitted along with an Application to Enrol (ATE) to the University of Waikato.

4.0 SELECTION
4.1 The awarding of the Scholarships will be made by a Selection Panel comprising:
 the Chair of the Scholarships Committee (or nominee) who will be Chair;
 the SASD Pacific Student Support Coordinator;
 a senior Pacific staff member appointed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor; and
 the University’s Senior Policy Advisor – Pacific.
4.2 The Selection Panel will consider the applications and may contact referees on a confidential basis
for further relevant information.
4.3 The Selection Panel’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into following the
selection meeting.

5.0 AWARD & RETENTION
5.1. Successful applicants will be advised of the offer of a Scholarship in writing and must advise the
University’s Scholarships Office of their acceptance of the offer by the prescribed date.
5.2. Acceptance of the offer carries with it a commitment by the student to participate in the leadership and
personal development programme provided by the University for the duration of the Scholarship.
5.3. The tenure of the Scholarship may continue for consecutive periods of enrolment for up to three years
duration, provided that the recipient:
(a) is enrolled full-time;
(b) achieves at least a B average across all papers taken in each year of tenure;
(c) participates in the prescribed leadership and personal development programme.
5.4. The Scholarships Committee may terminate a Scholarship at any time and recoup funds disbursed if
the holder withdraws from the University, is not participating in the leadership and personal
development programme, brings the scholarship programme or the University into disrepute, or is
otherwise not complying with the conditions governing the Scholarship and/or the regulations of the
University of Waikato.

6.0 CONDITIONS
6.1 An Edna Money Future Pacific Leaders Scholarship may be held with any other scholarship or award,
unless the conditions of the other award preclude this.
6.2 In signing and returning the Scholarship acceptance form, the student will be deemed to have read,
understood and accepted the conditions for the award and retention of the Scholarship.
6.3 By accepting a Scholarship, the recipient agrees to participate in any publicity concerning the
Scholarship as arranged by the University of Waikato.
6.4 The offer of a Scholarship must be accepted within the time specified in the letter of offer. If the
candidate fails to accept the Scholarship within the specified time, the offer will lapse.

How to Apply
Application for this scholarship is online. Simply go through >>Apply Online Here

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