If you are enrolled in an undergraduate degree at The University of Auckland, you can apply for a wide range of scholarships.
Winner of the new Murray Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering, David Isaacs, believes there's more to the University experience than studying.
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Some of the University’s faculties administer a range of awards and scholarships for undergraduate students. For example, if you are an undergraduate Engineering student you can apply for a SKM Civil Engineering Scholarship, which offers practical work experience opportunities.
At the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, final-year medical students undertaking an elective that focuses on Pacific Island Health can apply for a Dr Newton Wickham CBE Elective Scholarship in Pacific Island Health.
- SKM Civil Engineering Scholarship
- Dr Newton Wickham CBE Elective Scholarship in Pacific Island Health
Find out more about undergraduate scholarships:
- Search for undergraduate scholarships that may apply to you
- Information about New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee scholarships
Winner of the new Murray Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering, David Isaacs, believes there's more to the University experience than studying. David moved to Auckland from Wellington in 2007 to study a Bachelor of Engineering degree and had the daunting task of making a whole new start with flatting and friends.
"All my friends are in Wellington or Otago, so I knew I would have to make an effort if I wanted to have a great time here," he says.
As well as studying, David has put a lot of time into the sporting and community side of his life. He has been a youth group leader since high school and last year ran a week-long local camp for 100 children. He is also the President of the Engineering Society and loves sports such as canoe polo, road cycling and rugby.
This sporting and community focus paid off for David in 2010, for as well as considering academic merit, the sponsors of the $5,000 Murray Scholarships were looking for someone with all-round ability (including sporting, music or leadership qualities).
"This is the first scholarship that I've ever won," says David. "And it was extremely important, as I have flat costs and a student loan to think of. Engineering can be an expensive degree."
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