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Kauri Museum Mervyn Sterling Scholarship

The Kauri Museum Mervyn Sterling Memorial Scholarships are offered by the Otamatea Kauri and Pioneer Museum Trust Board to encourage undergraduate study and applied research in New Zealand in the fields of environmental conservation, ecology, natural heritage and Northland history (especially Otamatea County).


Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must also be able to prove that they have strong affiliations with the old Otamatea County area (subject to approval by the Selection Committee). Please note that applicants should meet one of the following criteria:

  • their family residence is in the Otamatea County
  • they have a historic family connection to the Otamatea County
  • they have worked and/or studied for a reasonable time in the Otamatea County.

See a map of the old Otamatea County area.

Value and number awarded

Normally $2,000 may be awarded annually.

A number of scholarships may be awarded in any one year.

Closing date

1 December at 5pm (NZ time)

How to apply

Check your eligibility.

Read the Regulations.

Applications must be done online. Click here.

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