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Palmerston North Scholarships

Palmerston North has scholarships available for students. Several of which are open to all UCOL students on all three campuses. Application forms are individualised for each scholarship. Each scholarship has a given criteria and is assessed accordingly. The High Achievers Awards and the Andrew Cliff Award are driven by staff nomination.

 

Application forms can be requested from ScholarshipPN@ucol.ac.nz or picked up at Hub Central, Block 6, Palmerston North Campus.

 

The selection of a recipient is made by a panel of three people chosen at the discretion of the administrator.  This panel shall not comprise of any applicants referees or any individuals nominating an applicant for a UCOL scholarship.

 

An award ceremony is held each semester to acknowledge successful students. The successful recipients agree to attend the award ceremony where they will be presented with a certificate and cheque.

Graduate Women Scholarship is open to all three campuses.

 

Palmerston North Scholarships Semester One and Two

​Award

Dates Available​

Amount Awarded​

Criteria

​Paul McElroy Trades Scholarship - Palmerston North, Whanganui and Wairarapa

​Application date to be confirmed

May be awarded and shared by two students each year

Closes         September

​$3000

​Applicants must be enrolled in and attending a trades programme at UCOL, with preference given to applicants in full-time UCOL study.

Eligible trades-based programmes include carpentry and joinery, electrical, furniture design and making, mechanical engineering, automotive, beauty and hairdressing, as well as hospitality and chef training.

The scholarship is for students who want a career in trades and are facing financial hardship and/or exceptional challenging circumstances.

application form 2016 Paul McElroy Trades Scholarship.pdf2016 Paul McElroy Trades Scholarship application Form.pdf

Palmerston North Jaycee Trust Travelling Fellowship Scheme

May be awarded to two successful applicants each year

 

​Closes October

​$5000

​The Palmerston North Jaycee Trust is pleased to offer the TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP scheme to “enable young people in all walks of life within New Zealand with potential for leadership to undertake special projects or study beyond New Zealand [for limited periods of time] so that their contribution to the community, and their trade, industry, profession, business or calling back in New Zealand would be enhanced”.

Jaycee Trust Travelling Fellowship Scheme  application form 2015.pdfJaycee Trust Travelling Fellowship Scheme application form 2015.pdf

Andrew Cliff Award - Palmerston North

Semester One

Closes 29 April 2016

$1000

Applicants must be nominated by a staff member. 

 

This scholarship is aimed at rewarding a student or students who have demonstrated a willingness to support and aid others with their course of study. 

 

Applicants must have been studying at UCOL in the previous academic year and be currently enrolled at and attending a course here.

 

application form 2016 Andrew Cliff Award.pdf2016 Andrew Cliff Award application form.pdf

Fletcher Challenge Trust - Palmerston North

 

Semester One

Closes 29 April 2016

​$1000

 

In making the award the committee will consider the applicant’s personal history, achievement and effort. This does not necessarily mean that the candidate will be an “A” student, as consideration will be given to the applicant’s previous academic achievement and the effort that has been put into this particular course. 

application form 2016 Fletcher Challenge.pdf2016 Fletcher Challenge application form.pdf

Graduate Women Manawatu
- Palmerston North, Whanganui and Wairarapa

 

Annually (maybe distributed as one, two or three awards)

Closes 4 April

Varies​$5000 in total

Candidates will be female degree students. At the time of the making of the award, they will either be enrolled in the first semester of the third year of their course or be enrolled in the second semester of the second year of their course.

In making the award the committee will consider the applicants history, achievement and effort. This does not necessarily mean that the candidate will be an “A” student, as consideration will be given to the applicant’s previous academic achievement and the effort that has been put into this particular course.

 
Palmerston North Jaycee Trust - Palmerston North
 
 
 
 

Semester One

Closes 29 April 2016

​$1500

Full-time, full-year student undertaking a study programme of more than one year (i.e. a two or three year course). 

In making the award, the selection committee will consider the applicant’s personal history, academic merit, interest in community affairs, financial circumstances indicating financial hardship and plans for the future. 

 
Ralph Flavell​ - Palmerston North ​Semester Two
 
Closes 9 September 2016 
​$1000 To encourage and assist Mäori student/s in their pursuit of a higher level of learning that pertains to the survival and revitalisation of the Maori language and culture.

The scholarship is not restrictive to a specific tribal affiliation but open to all tribes.

The applicant must have proven commitment to Te Reo Rangatira me ona tikana.
 
​​UCOL Scholarship for Effort and Achievement​ - Palmerston North ​Semester Two
 
Closes 9 September 2016 
​​$1000

​​In making the award the committee will consider the applicant’s personal history, achievement and effort. This does not necessarily mean that the candidate will be an “A” student, as consideration will be given to the applicant’s previous academic achievement and the effort that has been put into this particular course.

 application form 2016 Effort and Achievement.pdf2016 Effort and Achievement application form.pdf

Colleen McPherson Memorial Scholarship - Palmerston North

​Semester Two

Closes 9 September 2016 

​$1000
The aim of the scholarship is to give financial help to a student who has a ‘dependent' with a disability and is facing additional costs or exceptional circumstances. The scholarship may be awarded to more than one student. 
In making the award the selection committee will consider the circumstances of each applicant, including how much responsibility you have for the dependant and what extra costs are incurred. 
The dependant can be a child, spouse, partner or other family member to whom you provide care for.

 Colleen McPherson application 2016.pdfColleen McPherson application form 2016.pdf

High Achievers Award - Palmerston North
Towards the end of Semester Two
 
Early-mid October
​$1000
There will be $1000 allocated to each of the three faculties.
Candidates are to be nominated by a staff member of their Faculty. 
In making the award the committee will consider the applicant’s academic performance, achievement and effort. 
 
 
 
Soroptimist

​Semester Two

Closes 9 September 2016

​$750

​In making the award the Committee will consider the applicant’s personal history, academic merit, interest in community affairs, financial circumstances and plans for the future.

Soroptimist app 2016.pdfSoroptimist application form 2016.pdf

  

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