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Sir Robert Jones Refugee Daughters Scholarship 2024

The Sir Robert Jones Scholarship assists young women from refugee backgrounds to complete a university degree or tertiary qualification from an approved tertiary institution. This philanthropic gift is for young women who aspire to a tertiary qualification, but are denied the opportunity because of family circumstances. Tuition fees are paid in full, with hostel accommodation paid for two years of study if the student attends a tertiary institution away from home.

Award value: Full tuition fees and hostel accommodation if studying away from home Number available: TBC
Provider: RASNZ
Contact: Email

Applications for 2024 are closed

Open 1 June 2023 | Closes 7 July 2023

Application criteria

Young women from refugee backgrounds:

  • Aged 18 – 25 years
  • A permanent resident or citizen of New Zealand 
  • Already studying at a New Zealand university or tertiary institution
  • In financial and/or personal hardship

Documents required

  • an INZ immigration document that confirms your refugee-background status
  • and proof of your NZ Permanent residency or citizenship
  • your school or tertiary academic records for 2021 and 2022
  • your results for semester 1, 2023
  • an academic reference, preferably written by a lecturer or tutor
  • a character reference, written by a respected person in the community

For more information about this scholarship, visit the Sir Robert Jones Refugee Daughters Scholarship webpage.