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NZ Pork Industry Undergraduate Scholarship

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Closing date: 31/12/2020   

Focus
Pig husbandry and Pig production

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Purpose
The NZ Pork Industry Undergraduate Scholarship supports students who wish to undertake a practical placement on a commercial New Zealand pig farm as part of their course requirements.

Background
The New Zealand Pork Industry Board established this scholarship in appreciation of the academic training and research work undertaken at Massey University and the Monogastric Research Centre.

Value and Tenure
The annual value of the scholarship is $500 to $1500 depending on the number of applicants and/or the duration of the practical placement. The tenure is for a single academic year.
The NZ Pork Industry Board may, in certain cases, consider making a further award in subsequent years to successful applicants.

Typical Number on Offer
Up to three scholarships are typically offered each year.

Eligibility
Applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Bachelor of Animal Science, or Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree at Massey University. Applicants will intend on undertaking a minimum of two weeks practical work/ placement on a commercial pig farm.

Selection Criteria
The selection criterion is academic merit. Applicants should have a desire to pursue a career in agriculture (including animal science and production animal health), with preference given to those interested in the pork industry.
While scholarship holders will not be bonded, preference is given to applicants who indicate they will continue working in the agricultural industry in New Zealand.

Selection Panel
The scholarship is awarded by the New Zealand Pork Industry Board in consultation with a representative(s) from Massey University’s Monogastric Research Centre following consideration of the recommendations of the Applied Academic Programmes Scholarships Committee, College of Sciences.

Conditions of the Scholarship
The selection panel has the right to refrain from making an award if there are no suitable applicants, and its decision is final.
The scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships, bursaries or awards, so long as those scholarships, bursaries or awards permit co-tenure.

Closing date
3 March.

Application cannot be accepted before 30/09/2020.

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