Step Up Scholarship

An $8,000 Scholarship for women students enrolling in their first year of study in an undergraduate degree in the Business School or Faculty of Engineering.

About the scholarship

Application status: Not currently open for applications
Applicable study: Women undergraduate students enrolled in the Business School or Faculty of Engineering
Opening date: TBC
Closing date: TBC
Tenure: Up to four years
For: Assistance with study
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: One-off
Value: Up to $8,000 pa, plus accommodation in the first year of study (see Reg. 2)

The Scholarship was established in 2022 and is funded by the Henshall/Irvine Foundation, a UK registered foundation set up in 2014 by donors who have been lucky in life and wish to give back by providing financial support to tertiary students.

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to support women to study an undergraduate degree at Waipapa Taumata Rau | University of Auckland in either the Business School or Faculty of Engineering who, because of financial hardship, may not otherwise be able to undertake a university degree.


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.