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University of Otago R & E Seelye Trust Academic Excellence Scholarship in New Zealand, 2015

University of Otago offers academic excellence scholarships for up to three new undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding academic potential and leadership capabilities. These opportunities are available for New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. The Scholarship provides support for three years of undergraduate study to a minimum value of $30,000. Application should be submitted till August 15, 2014.

Study Subject(s): The studentships are awarded to study any courses offered by the University of Otago.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree at University of Otago in New Zealand.
Scholarship Provider: University of Otago, New Zealand
Award can be taken at: New Zealand

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Eligibility: Applications are open to intending students who:
-Are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
-Are intending to enroll for full-time study towards an undergraduate degree at the University of Otago for the first time in the year and/or semester following the closing date.

Open for International Students: Students of New Zealand can apply for these academic excellence scholarships.

Description:  University of OtagoEstablished by the R & E Seelye Trust in 2011 to assist up to three new undergraduate students each year who have demonstrated outstanding academic potential and leadership capabilities to attend the University of Otago. While assisting with general charitable causes, the R & Seelye Trust has a strong emphasis on education.

Number of award(s): Up to three new undergraduate financial aid positions will be awarded each year.

Duration of award(s): The Scholarship will be for up to three years of study, dependent on a B+ grade average or equivalent being maintained (per semester).

What does it cover? The Scholarship provides support for three years of undergraduate study to a minimum value of $30,000, as follows:
– for the first year of study at the University of Otago, the scholarship will consist of an accommodation fee waiver for the full cost of accommodation in a University or University affiliated residential college or, for students who do not take up this option, $10,000 comprising a tuition fee waiver and a contribution to general living costs1;
-$10,000 for each of the second and third years comprising a tuition fee waiver and a contribution to general living costs.
If the student withdraws from study or fails to maintain a B+ average or equivalent, all payments will cease. Any other financial arrangements shall be at the discretion of the University.

Selection Criteria: The scholarship will be awarded on the following factors:
-Academic excellence (a minimum of NCEA Level 2 awarded with excellence, or equivalent,is required for consideration).
-Demonstrated leadership ability (this may be demonstrated through leadership in school, sporting, cultural and/or community settings).

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
-Arrange for a reference from their School Principal, Deputy Principal, Assistant Principal, Year 13 Dean or equivalent, to be forwarded to the University of Otago Doctoral and Scholarships Office by the required date.
-Attach to their application form, or authorize access to, their most recent results in NCEA or equivalent.
-Provide details of involvement in activities in which they have shown leadership, as outlined on the application form.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is August 15, 2014.

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