Fleur Knowsley Law Scholarship
Who is eligible?
- Applicants must be current 100 or 200 level Law students, and intending to enroll full time at Victoria University of Wellington in 200 or 300 level Law, in a minimum of 50% law papers.
- Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
- All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient gaining entry into 200-level Law.
- Preference will be given to applicants who come from a diverse or minority background.
- Preference will also be given to applicants demonstrating disadvantage. (Definition of "Disadvantage": A disadvantaged student is "one who, despite facing significant obstacles, has prepared himself or herself for a university education." The types of disadvantage which qualify a student for the Fleur Knowsley Law Scholarship are economic, educational and social).
- The following are a few examples of circumstances which may qualify as evidence of disadvantage: - Coming from a low-income, single-parent or rurally-isolated family environment. - Coming from a family which was partially or wholly dependent upon government assistance. - Coming from a family in which few or no members have attended university. - Attending a low-decile school or which had a high dropout rate - Attending a primary or secondary school whose student body was comprised of 50 percent or greater minority students. - Being raised in a family environment in which English was a second language.
A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4.30 pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.
Scholarship specific documentation
- Complete the online application form.
- Attach a copy of your CV.
- Attach a one-page personal statement, explaining your circumstances and reason for wishing to continue your studies at Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law. Please outline the academic goals you hope to achieve, your extra-curricular aspirations (such as competitions or conferences you may wish to participate in), and why you believe you merit the scholarship. You should also include any leadership positions and details of your involvement while at Victoria University of Wellington or within the community. More information may be requested if necessary.
- Students will be asked to provide some evidence of financial hardship, such as a recent bank statement.
Successful candidates will be chosen by a committee comprising appropriate staff from the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law.
Applicants will be advised by email as soon as possible following the close of the scholarship.
The total value of this scholarship is $8,000, to be paid towards tuition fees. The Scholarship may not be held in conjunction with another fee paying award.
Regulations and conditions
- A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
- All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
- The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
- The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
- Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria University of Wellington during the tenure of this scholarship or fail to achieve a satisfactory progress, partial repayment of the Scholarship will normally be expected. Recipients must advise the Scholarships Office if they intend to withdraw.
- Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
- At the discretion of the Deciding Authority, the application of the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.