Sat, 15 Dec 2018

HOLSTEIN FRIESIAN NEW ZEALAND SCHOLARSHIP

Holstein Friesian New Zealand offers an annual scholarship to one Young Breeder member (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) - for study in 2015 Craig Robertson

2015 - for study in 2016 Isabelle Phipps

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

2017 - for study in 2018 Abagael Carden-Holdstock
                                       Shannon Carden-Holdstock
                                       William Robertson

Number

The number of scholarships awarded annually is 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.
h) If the General Manager, at any time, is satisfied 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.
i) The expectation will be that the scholarship will be paid back in part or in full if the scholarship is
suspended or terminated.
j) The tertiary institution where study will be undertaken is the choice of the scholar.

Privacy

The information requested in the application form will be used solely for the purposes of assessing the application for the Holstein Friesian New Zealand Scholarship. Personal information contained in this application will be made available only to the members of the Holstein Friesian New Zealand Board, the General Manager and staff of Holstein Friesian New Zealand.

Holstein Friesian New Zealand will store all applications in a secure place in the event an applicant is successful in gaining the scholarship or is selected as a reserve candidate. Holstein Friesian New Zealand will destroy all unsuccessful applications to preserve confidentiality.

Subject to the provision of the Privacy Act 1993, all applicants have the right to access to and correction of his or her information. This is held by Holstein Friesian New Zealand at 23 Vialou Street, Hamilton.

Winning applications become the property of Holstein Friesian New Zealand. Excerpts and photos from the application may be used for promotional purposes.

Personal references supplied may be contacted by the General Manager of Holstein Friesian New Zealand or members of the Holstein Friesian New Zealand Board for further information. This additional information will be confidential to the applicant unless written authorisation is given by the referee.