Sanders Memorial Scholarship

A $5,000 Scholarship for students who are the children of a member of the Navy or Mercantile Marine Service and are entering the first year of an undergraduate programme.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: First year of any full-time undergraduate degree or conjoint degree programme
Opening date: 22 August 2024
Closing date: 10 October 2024
Tenure: One year
For: Assistance to children of members of the Navy or the Mercantile Marine Service
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: Annually
Value: $5,000

A sum of money has been generously placed at the disposal of the University of Auckland Council by the Trustees of the Sanders Memorial Fund upon the condition that the income arising from such fund will be employed in the provision and maintenance of Scholarships for the benefit of children of members of the Mercantile Marine Service or of the Royal Navy or of the Navy of any Commonwealth country and who are ordinarily resident in the Auckland Provincial District.

This Scholarship will be a memorial to the late Lt. Commander W. E. Sanders, VC, DSO, RN. Lt. Commander Sanders was granted the Victoria Cross in recognition of his conspicuous gallantry, consummate coolness, and skill in command of one of His Majesty’s ships in action. He was drowned in 1917 when his ship, the Prize (one of the ‘mystery’ or ‘Q’ ships) was lost with all hands as the result of an engagement with one or more enemy submarines. In 1998 the Scholarship’s fund was augmented by Professor Graham Simpson, a former Sanders Memorial Scholar.


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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