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New Zealand Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin Scholarship (for women)

To support postgraduate research in law that will protect and promote the interests of the public in relation to legal matters in New Zealand.

In 1997 the Trustees of the New Zealand Law Foundation unanimously determined to mark the centenary of the admission of Ethel Benjamin as the first woman barrister and solicitor. To that end they established this scholarship as a merit-based award to outstanding women scholars.  

 

Eligibility 

A Scholarship may be awarded to any woman scholar who is: 

  1. a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  2. the holder of a New Zealand university law degree (unless there are exceptional circumstances the award would normally be made to candidates who have gained the qualifying degree within the past five years)
  3. accepted into a postgraduate course in law at either a New Zealand or an overseas university acceptable to the Selection Committee. 

 

Value and number awarded 

Up to $20,000 for study in New Zealand

Up to $50,000 for study overseas

One or two scholarships may be awarded in any given year. (Extra funds may be made available by the Foundation on the recommendation of the Selection Committee.)

 

Closing Date

5pm, 1 March

 

How to apply 
  1. Check your eligibility
  2. Read the Regulations
  3. Applications for the 2016 scholarships is an online application process. A link to the application website is available here.

 

Decisions made  

April/May

Last modified: February 19th, 2016