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Helen Trappitt Engineering Scholarship for Women in Civil or Natural Resources Engineering
Award Amount


The purpose of this scholarship is to recognise and support promising female scholars in the First Professional Year of the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE(Hons)) degree programme, specialising in Civil Engineering or Natural Resources Engineering, at the University of Canterbury.

Value/Benefits: Financial assistance with the costs associated with university study, to a value of $2,000

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Closing Date: 11:59 pm (NZT) 31 March (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date)

Tenure: One year

Number Available Annually: One

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: Must be enrolled full-time in the First Professional Year of a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours(BE(Hons)) specialising in Civil or Natural Resources Engineering

Special Requirements: Must be female, and a citizen of New Zealand or hold a New Zealand residence class visa

For more information please read the regulations, click here.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be female, and citizens of New Zealand or holders of New Zealand residence class visas.

Applicants must be enrolled in the First Professional Year of a programme for a BE(Hons) degree at the University, with a Civil Engineering or Natural Resources Engineering specialisation.

Additional Information:

Helen Trappitt established the scholarship in 2017, twenty years after she gained Direct Entry into the First Professional Year of Civil Engineering. She was awarded the University of Canterbury Civil Engineering Prize in 1999, graduated first in her class, and has enjoyed a wide variety of structural engineering experience since then, including being a director and shareholder at Lewis Bradford Consulting Engineers.

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Scholarships Office at

Search Filters:

Subject of Study
  • Civil Engineering
  • Natural Resources Engineering
    Equity Awards
    • Women
      Level of Study
      • Undergraduate
        Domestic/International Students
        • Domestic
          • Engineering
            Application Closing Month
            • March
              Award Type
              • Any
              • Scholarship
                Begin Accepting Applications Date:
                3 Feb 2023
                Deadline Date (NZT Time Zone):
                31 Mar 2023 11:59 PM