Refugees as Survivors New Zealand (RASNZ) invites applications for the Sir Robert Jones Refugee Daughters Scholarship for university studies in 2019.
RASNZ was established in 1995 as a non-denominational, politically-neutral and non-aligned not-for-profit charitable trust. They are governed by an elected Board of Trustees and funded by the Ministry of Health, philanthropic organisations and donations from individuals and the wider community.
The Sir Robert Jones Scholarship assists young women from refugee backgrounds to complete a university degree or tertiary qualification from an approved tertiary institution. This philanthropic gift is for young women who aspire to a tertiary qualification, but are denied the opportunity because of family circumstances.
Worth of Award
Tuition fees are paid in full, with hostel accommodation paid for two years of study if the student attends a tertiary institution away from home.
Young women from refugee backgrounds:
- Aged 18 – 25 years
- Currently enrolled in a Foundation Course or a university level degree
- A strong academic record
- Financial and/or personal hardship (proof of economic circumstances may be required)
How to Apply
- Applications for the 2020 academic year are now open.
- Applicants will be shortlisted and interviewed by a panel made up of academics and representatives from RJH and RASNZ.
- Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in Auckland and Wellington in October 2019
- Referees will be contacted as required.
- Evidence of progress in an approved tertiary course of study will be required prior to the scholarship being granted.
Deadline: Applications close August 12th 2019.