Meadow Mushrooms Waterways Centre Master’s Scholarship
This scholarship supports a master’s research student affiliated with the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management at either the University of Canterbury or Lincoln University.
1. The scholarship provides financial assistance to a value of $15,000.
2. One scholarship is available annually.
3. The scholarship is tenable by full-time and part-time students in their research thesis year of a master’s degree programme at either the University of Canterbury or Lincoln University.
4. The scholarship is tenable for study towards a master’s degree in any discipline, where the recipient is affiliated with the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management and is undertaking research of relevance to freshwater resource management.
5. The scholarship is tenable for an enrolment period of up to 120 points of enrolment.1
6. Every recipient not already enrolled in an applicable master’s programme should normally be enrolled in that programme by 15 July in the year of application. A recipient who is unable to enrol by that date must seek permission from the Director of the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Research to take up the scholarship at a later date. Without this permission the award will be terminated.
7. The scholarship is awarded by the Council of the university with which the recipient is enrolled or will be enrolled, on the recommendation of a selection committee that comprises: a. the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canterbury (or nominee); b. the Vice-Chancellor of Lincoln University (or nominee); and c. the Director of the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management (or nominee).
8. In making its recommendation, the committee will consider, in order of priority: a. the quality of the candidate’s thesis research topic; b. financial need; and c. academic achievement.
9. Applications must be made to the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, on the approved form available from the scholarships websites of the University of Canterbury2 andLincoln University,3 no later than 5pm on 15 May, or, if this is not a business day, by 5pm on the next business day.
10. To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must have met the academic requirements for enrolment in the qualifying master’s programme by 1 March in the year of application. See note 4 for further details of eligibility.
11. If, in any year, there is no candidate of sufficient merit, no award will be made.
12. Unless otherwise specified in the offer letter, an offer of a scholarship will lapse if it is not formally accepted within one calendar month of the date of the offer.
13. The scholarship is not co-tenable with other awards of equal or greater value.
14. The value of the scholarship will be paid in three equal instalments, by direct credit to the recipient’s nominated New Zealand bank account. The first instalment will be paid as soon as practicable after the recipient has accepted the scholarship offer and after his or her enrolment in an applicable programme has been confirmed. In no case will payment commence, or be backdated to an enrolment date, prior to 1 February of the year of application.
15. If it is necessary for their research, a recipient, with the permission of the Director of the Waterways Centre, may retain the scholarship while carrying out research for limited periods outside the University of Canterbury or Lincoln University.
16. A condition of acceptance is that recipients permit publication and announcement of their acceptance of the award, and that they will be willing to engage in community activities, such as participating in site visits to Meadow Mushrooms, and being involved, as appropriate, with publicity of the University of Canterbury, Lincoln University, and the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management.
17. In the event of a recipient’s withdrawal from the specified course of study for which the scholarship is awarded, the scholarship will be withdrawn, and any paid funds may be recovered.
18. Continuation of the scholarship is conditional on satisfactory academic progress and adherence to the relevant university’s statutes and regulations.
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