The representative body for New Zealand’s eight universities.
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These scholarships were established in 2003 by the Trustees of the Woolf Fisher Trust to honour Woolf Fisher as co-founder, with Maurice Paykel, of the company Fisher & Paykel Limited (1934) and foundation chairman of New Zealand Steel Limited (1965). Three scholarships are offered each year to enable students of outstanding academic ability to undertake their doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge.
The main objective of the Trust is that Woolf Fisher Scholars will make a significant commitment to New Zealand and become leaders in their fields.
Successful scholars will possess many of the qualities admired by Woolf Fisher: integrity, leadership, boldness of vision and exceptional zeal, keenness and capacity for work.
No application will be considered from a student already living outside of New Zealand and no award will be made for post-doctoral study.
A maintenance allowance of £13,000 sterling per annum, an annual airfare to and from London, and the approved College Fee and University Composition Fee. It is estimated that each Scholarship will have a value of approximately $100,000 per year.
Up to three scholarships are awarded each year.