Since 1995 the HOPE Foundation has awarded 35 Summer Studentships. Last year the title was changed to Summer Scholarships and the grant increased to $5500 per student. These scholarships are designed to encourage undergraduate students, showing promise as researchers, to undertake research projects during their summer break. The hope is that when they graduate they will undertake research based post graduate studies. These scholarships are in addition to the 63 scholarships we have awarded to post graduate students since our inception.
The cornerstone funding from the Selwyn Foundation plus additional grants from Family Trusts have enabled us to extend our grants to a record number of nine scholarships and two summer studentships.
The cornerstone funding from the Selwyn Foundation plus additional grants from Family Trusts have enabled us to extend our grants to researchers in 2015. Specifically this has meant one extra Scholar for the Universities of Auckland and Massey plus for the first time a grant to a University of Canterbury Scholar.
This year the Summer Students’ presentation followed the AGM of the NZAG held on Monday, 19th August at Massey University Albany. Joan-Mary Longcroft, Linda Snell and I attended from the Friends Committee. We particularly enjoyed meeting the two students and seeing their presentations.
The cornerstone funding from the Selwyn Foundation plus additional grants from Family Trusts have enabled us to grant a number of summer studentships.
The Foundation is pleased to report that it will support two Summer Research Studentships over the summer of 2011 – 2012. Five applications were received, all of excellent quality, making the selection process very difficult. The successful candidates, Zoe Dyer, currently in the third year of her medical course, and Lydia Suo Ee Slew, a Bachelor of Science student, will each be supported with a scholarship to the value of $5000.
The two summer research students sponsored by the Foundation over the past summer presented the results of their research to a combined meeting of Friends of the Foundation and the Auckland branch of the
Report on the Hope Foundation Sponsored 2009 –10 Summer Research Studentships in the University of Auckland
Report on the Hope Foundation Sponsored 2008 –09 Summer Research Studentships in the University of Auckland