Following are the Rules governing the Jeannie Dunlop Scholarship. This scholarship was established many years ago by the Management Committee of the Canterbury Horticultural Society. The Society through its Management Committee is responsible for the administration of the scholarship. Any amendments to these Rules must be approved by the Management Committee.
To assist persons interested in horticulture to further their knowledge and/or experience in some form of amenity horticulture for the potential benefit of the recipient and possible benefit to the Society.
Applicants for the scholarship shall be financial members of the Canterbury Horticultural Society, who are over the age of eighteen years, and who have resided in the Canterbury province for at least two years prior to the time of application. Examples of eligible events/activities are attendance and learning at major horticultural exhibitions, workshops or seminars of limited duration as approved by the Management Committee.
Applicants shall provide their full name and address, occupation/horticultural interests, reason for the application and any other relevant details. Applicants may be required to attend an interview, and all applicants will be advised in writing of the success or otherwise of their application.
The successful applicant/awardee at conclusion of their approved activity/event shall submit to the Management Committee a written (typed) report on their findings relating to their experience and knowledge gained. This report is to be on A4 paper, and of approximately 1000 words. It may be published in whole or in part in the Society’s newsletter. The awardee may also be invited to give a talk of their experiences to Society members.
A grant of such sum as determined by the Management Committee of the Society shall be made available to the successful applicant. Any grant shall not exceed $500 as at the date indicated below.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The Society shall call for applications by notification in its All About Gardening newsletter prior to 30 April in any one year. Notification may be also be through other appropriate media and horticultural organisations. Applications may be accepted at any time.