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Freyberg Scholarships are awarded to encourage graduate study into areas relevant to national security. Study should be undertaken at a recognised institution in an Asia-Pacific country, including Canada and the United States. The scholarships are not available for study within New Zealand. Preference may be given however to applicants who have enrolled in the Graduate Studies Programme in Strategy and Defence at the Australian National University. It is intended that graduates will return to New Zealand, where it is hoped they will be better fitted to make a positive contribution towards debate and analysis of Defence issues in such fields as government service, tertiary education or journalism. It is appropriate that the name of the late Lord Freyberg should be associated with the scholarships given his distinguished record in the New Zealand Armed Forces and his great contribution to New Zealand security.
Applicants must be New Zealand residents or permanent residents and who meet the following academic requirements. They should normally have obtained at least second class honours, division A, or equivalent in their qualifying degree and have completed academic studies in political science, history, economics or some other discipline that may be considered appropriate foundation for such study.
$70,000 will be made available annually for the award of one or more scholarships.