Sir Robert Jones Refugee Daughters’ Scholarship


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 for full-time study and university hostel accommodation is paid for two years if the student attends a tertiary institution away from home.

This scholarship is open for applications in May and June each year. 2021 applications have now closed!

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


What You Will Need


You will require the following documentation for your application:

  • An immigration document/letter which confirms your refugee-background status
  • Your NZ permanent residency
  • Your academic records for 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Confirmation of your student allowence
  • A written academic reference
  • A written character reference
  • Your letter of application

Enquiries should be addressed to: scholarships@rasnz.co.nz


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