Robt. Jones Holdings Ltd provides a number of university scholarships to girls from refugee backgrounds across the country. Full university fees are paid through to graduation, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
Working in conjunction with the Refugees as Survivors New Zealand, a NGO that works with refugees from their first day in New Zealand, RJHL provides university, or other tertiary study scholarships, solely for daughters of refugee families. Full annual study fees and accommodation support are paid, subject to academic performance. The company is grateful to Victoria University, AUT, University of Waikato, and University of Otago for subsidising 50% of the costs to successful applicants for Sir Robert Jones Refugee Daughters’ Scholarships, thereby enabling us to double the numbers attending these institutions.
RJHL also funds jointly with Victoria University, an annual $5,000 Dame Margaret Clark scholarship in Political Science. Dame Margaret, the longstanding Professor of Political Science at VUW, is one of Sir Robert’s oldest friends, dating back to 1958.
While of necessity a broader licence is given to the refugee girls regarding their field of study, to include such disciplines as medicine, law et al, the company is particularly eager to foster study in the traditional humanities disciplines.