New Zealand scholarship entries to open soon

By on 7 May, 2024
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Applications for New Zealand’s prestigious Kairūri Community Trust (KCT) Stirling Scholarship for 2024 will open on 1 June.

The annual KCT Stirling Scholarship aims to support a final-year student who is completing a tertiary surveying or spatial course. It comes with a cash award to assist with the completion of studies and with attendance at the Survey and Spatial New Zealand (S+SNZ) Annual Conference.

Specifically, the Scholarship provides:

  • A NZ$2,500 cash award.
  • Coverage of the costs of attending the S+SNZ Annual Conference to be held in Napier from 28 to 30 August, including registration, travel and accommodation.
  • The opportunity for the recipient to make a five-minute presentation of their winning submission at the conference.
  • Student membership of S+SNZ, if the recipient is not already a member.

Candidates are required to submit a short (less than 1,000-word) essay and/or a five-minute video on the topic of ‘The Future role of Survey and Spatial Professionals in Climate Change and Disaster Response’.

Last year’s Scholarship was awarded to Samuel Thompson, a fourth-year student at Otago University studying a Bachelor of Surveying with honours. In 2022, it was awarded to Francesca Robb, a final year Bachelor of Surveying (Hons) student also at Otago University.

Applicants must be a final-year student enrolled in a surveying, spatial or GIS-related course at a New Zealand university or other New Zealand tertiary institute. Applications will be open from 1 June to 30 June 2024.

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