Fred Doolin Education Scholarship

A $10,000 Scholarship for New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents enrolling in an undergraduate degree or conjoint degree or an undergraduate diploma in Education in the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: Undergraduate degree or diploma in Education
Opening date: 10 October 2024
Closing date: 21 November 2024
Tenure: One year
For: Assistance with study
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $10,000

The Scholarship was established in 2023 and is funded by Gerard Doolin in memory of his father, Fred Doolin, alumnus of the University of Auckland, who had, through education, lifted himself out of the poverty of his youth, and held a senior leadership role at the Secondary Teacher’s College, Auckland during the 1970s, demonstrating the value of education and the vocation of teaching.

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to support students undertaking an undergraduate degree or diploma in Education who have demonstrated the potential to succeed but are experiencing hardships or who may have been disadvantaged due to their personal financial circumstances.


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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Every effort has been made to ensure the information we have supplied is correct and up to date. However we strongly advise that you check the regulations, application forms and any other information that is available, to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for any application you might make, and that you understand the implications of any regulations, awarding value and closing dates.