School of Biological Sciences


Scholarships and awards

There are many scholarships and awards available to undergraduate students, including first-year students. To find out more, follow these links to the central University site.

The School of Biological Sciences offers a number of scholarships and awards to both undergraduate and PhD students.

For a list of scholarships and awards, which you may be eligible for, please consult the University of Auckland scholarships page.

Scholarships and prizes specifically targeted to students of Biological Sciences (SBS) can be found below.

  • One annual prize awarded to the best stage 2 student. Awarded by the school. No application required.
  • The Frances Briggs Bursary Senior for a stage 3 Plant Sciences student.
  • The Frances Briggs Bursary Junior for a stage 2 Plant Sciences student.
  • The R. Morrison Cassie Prize for a Biometry student. Awarded by the school.
  • The R.E.F. Matthews Prize for the best student paper on Cellular & Molecular Biology published in the previous year.
  • The T.L. Lancaster Memorial Prize for the best report on indigenous flora and/or vegetation. Biennial award made by the school.
  • The Janet Bain McKay Memorial Scholarship for an outstanding Plant Sciences student intending to advance to MSc. Awarded by the school. Candidate may apply.
  • The Marian Cranwell Prize is awarded on school recommendation for the best thesis on an environmental or ecological subject. For MSc or PhD students.
  • The Frances Barkley Scholarship for a first-year BSc student of Māori or Pacific Island descent majoring in Biological Sciences. Awarded by the Faculty of Science at enrolment. Application required by student.
  • The George Mason Scholarship in Biological Sciences for a PhD student in Plant Sciences. A three-year award. Application by student.

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