George McWhirter Memorial Masters Thesis Scholarship

For full-time or part-time masters thesis study in the Faculty of Arts.

About the scholarship

Application status: Apply now
Applicable study: Thesis year of a Master of Arts or Master of Public Policy
Opening date: 8 November
Closing date: 30 January
Tenure: 1 year
For: Assistance with study
Number on offer: 1
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $5,000

The Scholarship was established in 2018 by Dianne Sisley (Long) in memory of her grandfather George Edward McWhirter, who was a politically aware, socially minded Massey farmer, a New Lynn councillor, and a builder of state houses in the 1940s.

The intention of the Scholarship is to encourage and support Masters degree research, and raise awareness of state housing, homelessness, the politics of social housing and public policy causes and effects in these areas in New Zealand.


How to apply

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Outcomes are determined by a selection committee and are usually notified around six weeks after the closing date.

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