Sinclair Scholarship

A Scholarship of up to $3,000 to support a first year BSc or BAdvSci(Hons) student in Biology, Computational Biology or Ecology.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: BSc or BAdvSci(Hons) in Biology, Computational Biology or Ecology
Opening date: 15 February 2024
Closing date: 28 March 2024
Tenure: One year
For: Assistance
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $3,000

Mr Thomas Bannatyne Gillies, a Judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, presented to the Council of the Auckland University College, in the year 1884, the sum of Stg3000 for the purpose of founding two science Scholarships, one to be called the Sinclair Scholarship, in memory of Dr Andrew Sinclair, uncle of the late Mrs Gillies, the other to be called the Gillies Scholarship, for the assistance of students experiencing financial hardship.

The Scholarship was founded for the encouragement of the study of Biological Science.


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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Every effort has been made to ensure the information we have supplied is correct and up to date. However we strongly advise that you check the regulations, application forms and any other information that is available, to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for any application you might make, and that you understand the implications of any regulations, awarding value and closing dates.