Fund Details
Aruhiko – Power Engineering Excellence Trust Undergraduate Scholarship (Non School Leavers)
Award Amount
$3,000-$5,000

Description:



This scholarship supports and promotes study in the BE(Hons) programmes at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury and Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau | University of Auckland.

Value/Benefits:
• $3,000 to recipients who hold the scholarship in Second Year of the UC BE(Hons)
• $3,000 to recipients who hold the scholarship in Third Year of the UC BE(Hons)
• $5,000 to recipients who hold the scholarship in Fourth Year of the UC BE(Hons), or in Part IV of the University of Auckland BE(Hons)

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Closing Date: 11:59 pm (NZT) 15 August (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date)

Tenure: One year

Number Available Annually:
• Up to eight scholarships for applicants in First Year of the UC BE(Hons)
• Up to eight scholarships for applicants in Second Year of the UC BE(Hons)
• Up to eight scholarships for applicants in either Third Year of the UC BE(Hons) or Part III of the Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau | University of Auckland BE(Hons)

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: The scholarship is tenable during full-time enrolment in either:
• the Second, Third or Fourth year of a programme for the UC BE(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or;
• Part IV of a programme for the Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau | University of Auckland BE(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury recipients: Recipients who hold the scholarship in Fourth Year must be enrolled with a minor in Power Engineering
Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau | University of Auckland recipients: Recipients must be enrolled in both of the following two courses: ELECTENG 731 Power Systems and ELECTENG 703 Advanced Power Systems

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Applicants must be citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand or holders of Aotearoa New Zealand residence class visas

For details, please read the regulations for this award: click here.


Application Information:

Applications from current and previous recipients of this scholarship, or of the UC Electric Power Engineering Centre Scholarship, are encouraged. Such applications are considered equally with those from new applicants.

The Selection Committee may choose to interview applicants to further assess selection criteria b & c below.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must:
  1. be enrolled at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury in First Year of a programme for a BE(Hons) degree; or
  2. be enrolled at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury in Second Year of a programme for a BE(Hons) degree; or
  3. be enrolled at Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau | University of Auckland in Part III of a programme for a BE(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering that includes ELECTENG 309 Power Apparatus and Systems.
Selection will be based on:
a. quality of achievement in
i. First Year applicants - Semester 1 courses in First Year of BE(Hons) degree programme at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (approximately 30% weighting)

ii. Second Year, Third Year and Part III applicants - quality of achievement in completed courses in a BE(Hons) degree programme (approximately 30% weighting);

b. demonstrated commitment to, or interest in, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Electric Power Engineering, indicating potential to contribute to the Electric Power Engineering industry in New Zealand (approximately 40% weighting); and
c. general character, leadership potential, and communication and social skills (approximately 30% weighting).

Preference may be given:
  • to those who have financial hardship; and/or
  • to support efforts towards improving gender equity.


Additional Information:

The mission of the Aruhiko – Power Engineering Education Trust (PEET) is to empower those who will shape Aotearoa New Zealand’s energy future. PEET is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2002 by industry and academia to ensure a pipeline of Power Engineering talent. PEET activities are supported and administered by the Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre), our student interface located at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.

A way in which PEET is empowering the next generation in the study of Power Engineering is by offering scholarships. PEET first established undergraduate scholarships in 2003 for students at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury. The scholarship’s regulations evolved to fit new requirements. For instance, in 2018 PEET decided to promote gender equity through the scholarship in order to meet and sustain future engineering needs of the power industry. This also aligns with the objectives of The Diversity Agenda, of which Te Rāngai Pūkaha | UC College of Engineering is a founding partner. In 2019, PEET decided to allow for the possibility of preference being given to those who have financial hardship, and to modify the programme so that, every year, students have to reapply and thereby prove their continued commitment to, and interest in, Power Engineering. In 2021, PEET decided to replace that UC Electric Power Engineering Centre Scholarship with this scholarship, in order to directly acknowledge the financial contribution made by PEET industry members. This new scholarship also opens PEET scholarships to application by Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau | University of Auckland third-year students in Power Engineering.


Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at scholarships@canterbury.ac.nz

Search Filters:

Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
    College
    • College of Engineering
      Domestic/International Students
      • Domestic
        Subject of Study
        • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
          Award Type
          • Any
          • Scholarship
            Application Closing Month
            • August
              Begin Accepting Applications Date:
              20 Jun 2021
              Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone):
              15 Aug 2021 11:59 PM