Getting the Most Bang for your Buck: A Case Study in Maximising Scholarship Investment

By Kerry Maree Lee.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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In order to maximise researchers’ time, universities often offer scholarships to graduate or undergraduate students to undertake basic research tasks to assist the principal researcher to complete a project. Selection of these students often relies solely on academic grades. This paper will briefly outline how a principal researcher used other criteria as well as academic achievement when selecting a student to assist with a research project. The benefits to both university and student will be explained, and the case made for all universities to review selection criteria.

Keywords: University, Selection Criteria, Research, Scholarship, Study Awards, Equity

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.155-162. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.121MB).

Kerry Maree Lee

Senior Lecturer, School for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Kerry Lee is senior lecturer in Technology Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Kerry has a Bachelor of Science degree from Massey University. Her Masters in Education specialises in Technology education. Her thesis focussed on primary and tertiary institution links when teaching Technology education. Kerry has presented papers on technology education at numerous national and international conferences including the International Conference on Technology Education Research 2001 & 2006; Breakthroughs- The Ninth International conference on Thinking, 2001 and TENZ conferences 1997, 1999, 2001 & 2003. Kerry was invited to be the plenary speaker on Technology Education at the 8th five-year planning meeting for 10 South East Asian countries at SEAMEO RECSAM, Malaysia, 2003. She has been published in the International Journal of Technology and Design Education; the International Journal of Diversity and Organisations Communities and Nations; The International Journal of the Humanities, The Journal of the World Univeristies Forum, The Journal of Technology Studies and the International Journal of Teaching and Learning and High Education (in press).

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