Colin Aikman Award at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand 2021
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Colin Aikman Award at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand 2021

The Victoria University of Wellington is receiving applications for the Colin Aikman Award for foreign students in New Zealand for the 2021/2022 school year.

The Colin Aikman Award was created in Colin Aikman’s memory to offer opportunities for scholars in the areas of human rights, constitutional law, international law or other legal matters facing the South Pacific. The Award was created in November 2005 to correspond with the 60th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations. The Law Faculty big-heartedly gave a contribution of $10,000 to create the fund.

Dr Colin Aikman served as Professor of Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law at Victoria University of Wellington for over ten years, and he was Dean of the Law Faculty for seven years. He then was the establishment Vice Chancellor at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji for a little over five years. As the legal advisor to the Department of External Affairs, and a constitutional lawyer, he was involved in the deliberations leading to the creation of the United Nations in 1945 and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. He also took part in preparing the constitutions of the Cook Islands and Samoa in the 1960s.

Worth of Colin Aikman Award at Victoria University of Wellington

  • The amount of the award is up to $10,000
  • The scholarship award is tenable for one year.
  • More than one award may be granted each year.
  • The award will not be granted in any year where there are no eligible candidates.
  • Beneficiaries of the scholarship award may apply for an additional year.
  • This Colin Aikman Award can be held together with other awards.

Eligibility for Colin Aikman Award at Victoria University of Wellington

  • Candidates should be planning to learn law at Undergraduate, Masters or PhD Degree level at Victoria University of Wellington, with a concentration on human rights, constitutional law, international law or other legal matters affecting the South Pacific.
  • The Award will be granted on the basis of academic merit in line with the level of study of the candidate.

Selection process

The Victoria University of Wellington Foundation will require beneficiaries to write a letter of gratitude to the donor on receipt of the award and a yearly progress report.

Additional information

Past beneficiaries of this scholarship award are qualified to re-apply the following year and be given consideration for this scholarship again.

The Colin Aikman Award may be held together with other scholarship awards.

How to Apply for Colin Aikman Award at Victoria University of Wellington

  • An online application will be accessible around one month prior to the deadline.
  • No late applications will be taken.
  • For insturctions, application forms and additional details about this award, contact: Position: The Scholarships Office
    Organization: Victoria University of Wellington
    Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
    Phone: +64 4 463 5557
    E-mail: [email protected]

A filled out online application has to be submitted by 4.30 pm on the deadline. Late or unfinished applications will not be considered. Any needed supporting documentation (like references) has to also be gotten by 4.30 pm on the deadline in order for the application to be given consideration.

Regulations and conditions

  1. All offers of the Scholarship award will be dependent upon the beneficiary being completely registered in a full-year program (full-time will be at the level of points seen by Studylink as full-time) within the stated conditions and tenure of the scholarship award. No payment of the Scholarship award will be made until this requirement is met.
  2. The Scholarship award cannot be transferred to a later year.
  3. The Scholarship award may be held together with other awards.
  4. Beneficiaries are required to function as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and take part in appropriate events or marketing if requested.

Application Deadline

  • Application ends on October 30, 2021.

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