Sir James Gunson Scholarship

A Scholarship to support an MSc or PhD student in agricultural or dairying science.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: PhD or other approved Doctorate or MSc in Agricultural, Horticultural or Dairying Science
Opening date: TBC
Closing date: TBC
Tenure: Up to two years
For: Assistance for agricultural investigation
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: Annually
Value: $1,250 pa

This Scholarship was founded in 1925 by Sir James Henry Gunson, CMG, CBE, Mayor of Auckland 1915-1925. The sum of Stg1300 was a presentation to him by the citizens of Auckland on his retirement from the Mayoralty, and was handed over by him to the University for the endowment of Scholarships for research in Agriculture.


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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