Mary Sutherland Scholarship

When the NZIF Foundation was established by the New Zealand Institute of Forestry in December 2011, the Trustees agreed to take over the Mary Sutherland Scholarship.

Availability in 2021

The Foundation is offering once scholarship of $1,000, in 2021.

Purpose:

The Mary Sutherland Scholarship is open to students enrolled for a forestry or forestry related course at a New Zealand Polytechnic.

It recognises excellence at the student level and forestry aspirations

In assessing applications, the judges will have regard to:

   *Academic record;

   *Student background and forestry aspirations;

   *Presentation of application and communication of ideas.

Funding:

The Mary Sutherland Scholarship is funded from the Foundation’s general funding.

Size and term of Award

An annual award of up to $1,000 is usually offered.

Applications

Applications should be made on the NZIF Foundation 2021 Application Form, see here

Background

Mary Sutherland was the first woman forestry graduate from a British Commonwealth University, gaining her B.Sc. in forestry at Bangor University, North Wales.  She emigrated to New Zealand and was appointed to the Forest Service in 1925.  Mary was a founding member of the Institute of Forestry in 1927 and served on the Council, including a term as Vice President.  She also designed the Institute’s rimu and mountain logo, still in use today.

RECORD OF AWARDS

Year

Awardee

Amount

2020 Renee Reynolds, a 2nd year forestry management diploma student at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology in Rotorua $1,000
2019 No Award  
2018 Georgia Paulson, a second-year student in the Level 6 Diploma in Forest Management at Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology, Rotorua  $1,000

2017

Pauline Edge, a second year student in the Level 6 Diploma in Forest Management at Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology, Rotorua

$1,000

2016

No award

 

2015

No award

 

2014

No award

 

2013

Jody Tonga, a national diploma in forest management student at Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua

$1,000

2012

Larissa Anderson, a National Diploma in Forest Management student at Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua

$1,000