Sanders Memorial Scholarship

About the scholarship

Application status: Apply now
Applicable study: Child of member of Mercantile Marine or Navy (See Reg 3) entering first year of any full-time programme
Opening date: 19 October
Closing date: 30 November
Tenure: 3 Years
For: Assistance to children of members of the Navy or the Mercantile Marine
Number on offer: 1
Offer rate: Annually
Value: $1,200

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

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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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