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2019 Scholarship Winner

The Trustees of the Yvonne A M Smith Charitable Trust are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2019 Scholarship is Hannah Liddell who will study at the University of Cambridge to complete a Masters in Business Administration.

The Scholarship 

The Yvonne Smith scholarship fund was set up in 1999 to encourage and promote women as future leaders of New Zealand business and society. The value of the scholarship may be as high as $60,000, which compares with the Fulbright and Rhodes scholarships. It is open to women of all ages undertaking post-graduate studies in subject areas of political studies, economics, business and law. The scholarship can also be held in conjunction with other awards.


The scholarship is awarded to the candidate who best exemplifies potential leadership in their field as well as demonstrating the potential to make a significant contribution to New Zealand.

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