NZ Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin Scholarship for Woman, 2018

NZ Law Foundation offers postgraduate research Scholarship for Woman in the field of Law to study at New Zealand University and overseas university.

To support post graduate research in Law that encompasses the wider objectives of the NZ Law Foundation, in particular research that will protect and promote the interests of the public in relation to legal matters in New Zealand.

Massey University’s governing body is the University Council. This includes lay, academic, alumni and student members and is responsible for overseeing the management and control of the affairs, concerns and property of the University.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing postgraduate research program at either a New Zealand or an overseas university acceptable to the Selection Committee.
  • Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the field of law.
  • Scholarship Award: Scholarship up to $20,000 for study in New Zealand and up to $50,000 for study overseas will be awarded.
  • Number of Scholarships: One or two scholarships may be awarded in any given year.
  • Nationality: New Zealand citizen
  • Scholarship can be taken in New Zealand or Abroad

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Scholarship is open for New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
  • Entrance Requirements: A Scholarship may be awarded to any woman scholar who is:
    A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
    The holder of a New Zealand university law degree
    (Unless there are exceptional circumstances the award would normally be made to candidates who have gained the qualifying degree within the past three years.)
    Accepted into a post graduate course in law at either a New Zealand or an overseas university acceptable to the Selection Committee

Application Procedure:

Introduction – Candidates shall forward their applications to reach the Scholarships Officer at the university they are currently enrolled at or graduated from, by 1st March in the year for which the scholarship is awarded and in which it will be taken up. 

How to Apply: Every application must be accompanied by:

  • A certified copy of the applicant’s academic record
  • A statement of the proposed programme of research or advanced study
  • Proof of NZ citizenship or permanent residency
  • An example of legal writing (eg. essays, opinions, legal articles)
  • Full particulars of any other bursaries, scholarships, prizes or fellowships which the applicant has applied for or been awarded a budget proposal
  • Names and addresses of two referees whom the applicant will organise to provide references direct to the Scholarship Office
  • A statement outlining how the candidate intends to disseminate the final research product
  • A good quality photograph – head and shoulders viewNote: Any grant of a scholarship will be conditional upon the successful applicant confirming enrolment for the approved course of study and at the approved university specified in her application. However the Selection Committee may at its discretion approve an alternative course of study or an alternative educational institution in circumstances where the first preference has not resulted in acceptance.

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