Rebecca L. Lynch Memorial Scholarship
Tenure: One year
The Rebecca L. Lynch Memorial Scholarship was established in 1985 and is funded by money invested in USA by Maurice and Alice Lynch, parents of Rebecca who was killed in an accident in Nairobi at the age of 9. Maurice was in the US Air Force, based in Christchurch and flying to the Antarctic, and the family loved New Zealand. When Rebecca died, Maurice and Alice decided to initiate a memorial scholarship for a New Zealander to attend their old university, the University of Idaho, of which they are both graduates.
The University of Idaho offers a wide range of studies and it is possible to cross credit subjects towards degrees at New Zealand universities.
The scholarship allows one year of study at the University of Idaho, USA. In order to be eligible to apply, you must have a New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, be an unmarried female, be under 24 years of age, be enrolled in your first or second year of university study and still be an undergraduate at the time of taking up the scholarship.
The scholarship includes non-resident tuition fees, registration fees, and room and board.