The WWLA scholarship programme provides annual scholarships to assist women studying law at Victoria University.


Up to two Scholarships shall be available in 2021.


To be eligible, applicants will be full time undergraduate students who identify as a woman, studying at 200 level or above for their LLB at Victoria University. Students studying for their LLM may also be considered.


Each Scholarship will have a maximum value of $3,000.00.


The selection will be made primarily on the basis of financial need. Factors such as each applicant’s commitment to study, family and community involvement will also be assessed. Secondary consideration will be given to academic achievement, although the successful students will have proven their ability to continue in the study of Law.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview with Victoria University’s Financial Support and Advice Office.


The Scholarships are tenable for one year, but previous recipients may apply for the Scholarship in subsequent years.


The Scholarship is offered to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents only.


Scholarship recipients may hold this and other awards simultaneously.


The closing date for applications is 31 March 2021.


The successful candidate will be chosen on the basis of an application form, an academic transcript, an interview and evidence of financial hardship. There may also be an interview by a selection panel consisting of a two representatives of the Wellington Women Lawyers Association, a female staff member of the Victoria University Law Faculty, and the convener of the Scholarships Committee (or nominee). The Manager of the Financial Support and Advice Office may also be involved in the selection process.


The Victoria University Foundation will ask recipients to write thank you letters on receiving the Award and an end of year progress report to the Wellington Women Lawyers Association.


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