Mercer Memorial Scholarship in Aeronautics

A $6,000 Scholarship to support a postgraduate student carrying out research in a field related to aeronautics.

About the scholarship

Application status: Apply now
Applicable study: Postgraduate research in Aeronautics
Opening date: 8 February 2024
Closing date: 21 March 2024
Tenure: One year
For: Assistance to engage in original work
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $6,000

This Scholarship arises from a fund subscribed in 1948 by the members of the Air Pilots’ Guild of New Zealand, friends and admirers of the late Captain J. C. Mercer, who was killed in 1944 while flying in a commercial aeroplane. Captain Mercer spent twenty-seven years’ active life as a pioneer in air transport.

From 1948 to 1964 the fund was administered by the University of New Zealand and the University Grants Committee, and one Scholarship was available. In 1965 the fund was divided to provide separate Scholarships at the University of Auckland and the University of Canterbury.


How to apply

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible to apply. Then click on the “Apply now” button and complete the online application form. We recommend you check the form early in case a reference or endorsement is required to support your application, and to familiarise yourself with the form. All sections (including request sections) must be completed by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise). We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.

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

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