George McWhirter Memorial Scholarship

For full-time or part-time postgraduate research in the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: Dissertation or thesis relating to housing issues
Opening date: 23 January 2024
Closing date: 5 March 2024
Tenure: One year
For: Assistance with study
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $6,000

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 postgraduate 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

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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