Postgraduate Scholarships

C. Alma Baker Postgraduate Scholarships are available to students enrolled or intending to enrol in masterate or doctoral programmes in the fields of agriculture, agriculture-related technologies or the study of rural society.

Depending on funding, up to six scholarships are normally available each year though the Trust reserves the right to make more awards, or no awards in any given year.

The award of scholarships will be based on academic achievement.

The value of scholarships, currently a maximum $13,000 a year for a masterate student and $20,000 a year for a doctoral student, will be reviewed from time to time. For masterate students, funding will be for one year (normally for a course including a significant research component); for doctoral students, awards may be for up to three years subject to satisfactory progress and the provision of regular reports.

In awarding scholarships, the Trust may take account of other awards held by the candidates.

Candidates must be New Zealand citizens, and graduates of a New Zealand university; awards are available for those intending to undertake postgraduate research either in New Zealand or overseas.

At their discretion, the Trustees may make other educational awards from time to time.

To Apply

  • Applications may be made online here
  • Download the application form (PDF) and send as email attachments to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Applications close on 1 February; late applications will not be accepted.

Recent Recipients of Postgraduate Scholarships

2016 Postgraduate Scholarship Awards

GARDNER,

Rachel R

Masterate Determining the performance of carry-over cows, their longevity and the feasibility of carrying a non-lactating animal as an alternative to raising a replacement heifer $13,000

MAHONEY-KURPE,

Samuel C

Masterate Assessing the impact of Epichloefestucaevar.lolii infection on the rhizosphere microbiome of perennial ryegrass using high-throughput amplicon sequencing $13,000

THOMPSON-MORRISON,

Hadee R

Masterate Cadmium contamination of agricultural soils, and mitigating associated risks to crop cultivation using organic (compost) soil amendments

$13,000

Awards