Sun, 22 Jul 2018

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN NEW ZEALAND SCHOLARSHIP

 

Holstein Friesian New Zealand offers an annual scholarship(s) to a Young Breeder member(s) (16-35 years) to help with the expenses of tertiary education. The study the successful scholar undertakes must be able to be related back to Holstein Friesian New Zealand and/or the dairy industry.

Information and Application Form

Purpose

Holstein Friesian New Zealand wishes to support its Young Breeders in a field of study which is likely to be of direct benefit to Holstein Friesian New Zealand or the dairy industry. The monies from the scholarship must be used for fees or books/resources at the tertiary institution of the applicant’s choice. The scholarship will be paid to the successful scholar on receipt of the confirmation of intended study from the tertiary institution.

The Holstein Friesian New Zealand Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 to raise funds for an annual scholarship.

Scholarship recipients

2014 (inaugural) Craig Robertson - for study in 2015

2015 Isabelle Phipps - for study in 2016

2016 Kate Cummings - for study in 2017
         Braydon Schroder
         Lucy Verwaayen

Number

One scholarship will be awarded annually, unless funds allow for more, at the discretion of the Board.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive the scholarship, applicants shall:
a) Be a member of Holstein Friesian New Zealand
b) Be between 16 and 35 years of age as at 1 January in the year of study
c) Be a New Zealand citizen
d) Be attending or applying to attend an accredited tertiary institution within New Zealand
e) Not already been awarded the Holstein Friesian New Zealand Scholarship previously

The scholarship is open to any applicant at any stage of their study as long as he or she meets the above eligibility criteria.

Selection

Holstein Friesian New Zealand will be selecting a scholar on the following criteria:
a) Demonstrated enthusiasm for the Holstein Friesian breed
b) Demonstrated participation and leadership in Holstein Friesian New Zealand activities
c) Evidence that the intended course of study will relate back to Holstein Friesian New Zealand or the dairy industry
d) Character and diligence
e) Academic merit

Selection Committee

The scholarship will be awarded by the General Manager of Holstein Friesian New Zealand on the recommendation of
the Holstein Friesian New Zealand Board. The scholarship will be awarded in December annually.

The Holstein Friesian New Zealand Board may refrain from making an award if it finds no candidate of sufficient merit.

Tenure

a) The tenure of the scholarship is for one academic year
b) The tenure is for the year following the successful application for the scholarship
c) The scholarship cannot be awarded to a successful scholar more than once
d) The scholarship is tenable with any other scholarship award
e) The scholarship will be paid to the successful applicant on receipt by Holstein Friesian New Zealand of his or
her course acceptance.
f) The scholar is required to provide his or her results to the General Manager of Holstein Friesian New Zealand
at the end of each semester in the year the scholarship is awarded.
g) The scholar must maintain an adequate academic record and not bring the scholarship or Holstein Friesian
New Zealand into disrepute. If the General Manager, at any time, is satisfi ed that the scholar is not diligently pursuing his or her studies; or is not complying with the conditions of the scholarship; or is not making satisfactory progress, then the General Manager may suspend or terminate any scholarship. The expectation will be that the scholarship will be paid back in part or in full if the scholarship is suspended or terminated.
h) The tertiary institution where study will be undertaken is the choice of the scholar