Study Area(s): Law
Scholarship Level: Undergraduate (returning)
Closing Date(s): 14 April
Tenure: One year
Award for: Students facing financial hardship
Number offered: Up to five
Value: Up to $6,250 (subject to available funds)
This scholarship is to financially assist second and third year undergraduate students of Victoria University of Wellington's Faculty of Law. The scholarships are for those who consider themselves disadvantaged in regards to either economic, educational or social circumstances.
LexisNexis has entered a 5-year partnership with the Law Faculty at Victoria University of Wellington. As part of this partnership, each year they will fund the ‘LexisNexis Scholarships’, to be awarded annually at the discretion of the Dean of Law. In 2019, the Law Faculty agreed that part of the scholarship funding should be utilised to create scholarships for 200 and 300 level Law students who are experiencing significant disadvantage or financial hardship.
This scholarship is open to applicants who are currently enrolled in 200 or 300 level LAWS courses and experiencing some form of disadvantage (economic, educational or social).
Definition of “Disadvantage”:A disadvantaged student is “one who, despite facing significant obstacles, has prepared himself or herself for a university education.”
The following are examples of circumstances of what may qualify as evidence of disadvantage:
- Coming from a low-income, single-parent or rurally-isolated family environment.
- Coming from a family which was partially or wholly dependent upon government assistance.
- Coming from a family in which few or no members have attended university.
- Attending a low-decile school or which had a high dropout rate.
- Attending a primary or secondary school whose student body comprised 50 percent or greater minority students
- Being raised in a family environment in which English was a second language.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws at Victoria University of Wellington.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in 200 or 300 level LAWS courses, in a minimum of 50% LAWS courses and continue to be enrolled in the VUW LLB programme.
- Applicants must be experiencing some form of disadvantage or hardship.
A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4.30 pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.
Scholarship specific documentation
- Complete the financial section of the online application.
- A personal statement.
- A CV.
Successful candidates will be chosen by a committee comprising of appropriate staff from the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law.
Recipients must write a letter of thanks to the donor of this scholarship and provide an end of year progress report if requested.
The scholarship will be paid as a stipend (equal monthly installments).
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