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Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship

The scholarship is intended to encourage and assist students to further their study and research in the field of geophysics. The Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship ("the Scholarship") shall be awarded as a memorial to Professor J.H. Ansell (1942-1993), honouring his enthusiastic commitment to the educational development of students of geophysics. The scholarship was founded by major inaugural grants from the Ansell family, IASPEI94 conference, Research School of Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington, and Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, s well as significant individual contributions by members of the New Zealand Geophysical Society and from academic colleagues and friends of Jim Ansell.

Nomination template link below.

Rules

1. The Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship ("the Scholarship") shall be awarded as a memorial to Professor J.H. Ansell (1942-1993), honouring his enthusiastic commitment to the educational development of students of geophysics.
2. The Scholarship shall be awarded by the Committee of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand (Inc.) to the applicant whose subsequent career, in the opinion of the Committee, is the most likely to advance geophysics in New Zealand.
To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant:
(a) must have completed undergraduate qualifications sufficient for postgraduate study in geophysics; and
(b) must have arranged to undertake a postgraduate degree at a New Zealand university embodying geophysical study of relevance to New Zealand; and
(c) must have either completed or arranged to complete a significant amount of degree study in New Zealand.
Except in exceptional circumstances, an award shall not be made more than once to the same person.
3. Nomination of an applicant must be made, either by the applicant or on the applicant's behalf, to the Awards Subcommittee of the Society by mid-September each year. The nomination must be accompanied by evidence of merit and a statement of the arrangements that have been made for further study.
4. Each year, the Committee of the Society shall convene an Awards Subcommittee to evaluate the applicants for the Scholarship. The Awards Subcommittee may seek further nominations, and shall, after considering the merits of the applicants, recommend to the Committee of the Society which eligible applicant is the most likely to advance geophysics in his or her subsequent career. The Committee shall then decide the winning applicant upon advice from the Awards Subcommittee. The members of the Awards Subcommittee shall not themselves be eligible for the Scholarship.
5. The Scholarship will normally be awarded annually and the winner announced at the Annual General Meeting, or Annual Conference, of the Society; but if, in the opinion of the Committee, no applicant has sufficient merit, the Scholarship shall not be awarded.
6. The funds for the Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship shall be included in the Geoscience Society of New Zealand Awards Trust, but shall be accounted for and reported on separately from all other funds within the Trust. The Awards Trust shall endeavour to maintain the purchasing power of the fund. The award shall consist of a sum of money drawn from the interest on the Fund and will be paid after the winner has registered for their arranged studies.

7. Stewardship:
(a) Any income, benefit or advantage shall be applied to the charitable purposes of the Awards Trust funds;

(b) No member of the Geoscience Society of New Zealand (Inc.) or any person associated with a member shall participate in or materially influence any decision made by the organisation in respect of the payment to or on behalf of that member or associated person of any income, benefit or advantage whatsoever;

(c) Any income paid shall be reasonable and relative to that which would be paid in an arm's length transaction (being an open market value);

(d) The provisions of subclauses (a)-(c) above shall not be removed from this document and shall be included and implied in any document replacing this document.
8. Every winner of the Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship shall use the monies or benefits awarded from the Scholarship to pursue geophysical studies of relevance to New Zealand.

The nomination template is here.
Due date September 1.

Jim Ansell Geophysics Scholarship recipients

Year

Person

University
2018
Shreya Kanakiya
Auckland
2017
Clarrie Macklin
Victoria
2016
Hubert Zal
Victoria
2015
Steven SewellVictoria
2014
Calum Chamberlain
Victoria
2013
Rachel HeckelsVictoria
2011 Carolin Boese Victoria

2010

Zara Rawlinson

Victoria

2009

Jessica Johnson Victoria

Victoria

2008

Daniel Bassett

Victoria

2007

Gareth Crutchley

Otago

2006

Katherine Bodger Canterbury

2005

Stacey Dravitski Victoria

2004

Frank Drost Victoria
2003
 Unknown  
2002
Jennifer Eccles
Auckland
2001
Wanda Stratford
Victoria
2000
Anna Pulford Victoria
1999
Niels Bormann
Victoria
1998
Darryn Wise
Auckland
1997
Stefan Kleffmann
Victoria
1996
Andrew Cavill
Victoria
1995
Vaughan Stagpoole

Victoria