Francis Small Scholarship

A $20,000 Scholarship for New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents enrolling in a research masters degree relating to Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: Masters Research in a topic related to Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering (see Reg. 3)
Opening date: 12 December 2024
Closing date: 23 January 2025
Tenure: One year
For: Assistance
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: Biennially
Value: Up to $20,000

The Scholarship was established in 2015 by Dr Francis Small, who graduated with a ME and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Auckland. This led to a successful career and he became the Managing Director of New Zealand Rail and Tranz Rail Ltd. His wish is to enable others to study for an ME and experience the opportunities that this will create for them.

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to assist a student to undertake research masters study in Engineering, especially where this funding would make a significant contribution to their financial needs. This Scholarship is shared with the University of Canterbury and therefore will be offered to Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland students on a biennial basis.


How to apply

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.

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