Beef and Lamb New Zealand Undergraduate Scholarships

about 2 years ago


Closing date: to be announced

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Undergraduate Scholarships
These scholarships are intended to assist students who have achieved a good academic record, possess good interpersonal skills and have a passion for the agricultural sector, to undertake a Bachelors degree, including an Honours year that will provide them with the education and training to support the sustainable development of the New Zealand Meat Industry.

Up to 4 new Scholarships annually

Programmes of Study
Areas of study that will be supported include agricultural, science including food technology, business and relevant social science disciplines that are relevant for the successful applicant to pursue a career in the livestock, meat, and related agribusiness sectors.
Degrees not included in these programmes of study could be considered for scholarships if convincing cases can be made by applicants

Eligibility
Scholarships are available for new entrants, either direct from school or from those currently in employment, as well as those who are part way through a relevant degree qualification. New entrants will need to have NCEA Level 3 or better or B Bursary or better while those part way through a degree should have received either NCEA Level 3 or better or a B average or better. All applicants must be either a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand Permanent Resident.

Scholarship Benefits
Scholarships are tenable for up to four years and pays the full, formal annual tuition fees (to a maximum of $5,000.00 per year). This includes the availability of support at the same level for undertaking an Honours year.

Conditions
Applicants must be registered in a full-time course at a New Zealand University in the year of the award; and have achieved satisfactory completion of course work in each year preceding re-application. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, holders of scholarships are required to refund the scholarship if the full programme of study is not completed.

Selection Process
Once applications close, they will be reviewed by Beef + Lamb New Zealand and a short list of applications will be created.
Those on the short list will be contacted via phone, to further discuss their application and the scholarship criteria. It is very important that at least one of your contact numbers in Part A, Section one is one we can contact during business hours.
The scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of a Scholarships Selection Committee comprising representatives from Beef + Lamb New Zealand, and New Zealand Universities.

Criteria
• Academic merit
• Evidence of current and/or planned activity to support the New Zealand livestock, meat, and related agribusiness sectors.
• Evidence of potential leadership skills and/or service to the community or sporting activities etc.
• Agreement to attend in a one/two day seminar to improve understanding of the livestock, meat, and related agribusiness sectors.
• Agreement to contribute to the development and promotion of New Zealand Meat livestock, meat, and related agribusiness sectors. (e.g. school promotional visits, career days etc.), a maximum of two events in local proximity.
• For renewal; academic performance of a B average in the previous year of the course along with a continued commitment to pursue a career in the industry for re-application by existing scholars.

Application Process
Application forms are available from: http://www.beeflambnz.com/people/scholarships/undergraduate-scholarship/ . Application forms are also available from Kerry Harrington, AH 302, Palmerston North Campus, or email K.Harrington@massey.ac.nz

Applicants should forward their applications, in the first instance, and their academic results once these are available and mail it to Sarah Deans.

Mail to:
Sarah Deans
People & Capability Advisor
Beef + Lamb New Zealand
PO Box 121
Wellington 6140
Phone: 04 474 0808
Email: sarah.deans@beeflambnz.com

Closing date of 7 February 2014.



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