Olive Malienafau Nelson Pasifika Scholarship for Excellence

A $10,000 Scholarship for Pasifika students enrolling in Part III or Part IV of an LLB or LLB(Hons) degree.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: Part III or Part IV of LLB, LLB(Hons) or associated conjoint degree
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 2022 to honour and celebrate the legacy of the late Olive Malienafau Nelson, the first Pacific graduate, the first Samoan graduate, one of the first woman graduates of Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland and the first woman to practice law in Samoa, where she made a notable contribution to drafting the country’s constitution.

The Scholarship is funded by the Olive Malienafau Nelson Legacy Fund, which was established by the Sir Michael Jones Foundation, with the purpose of encouraging excellence in academic study, leadership, and service by Pasifika students in the Faculty of Law.


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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