The Scholarship was established to commemorate Miss Dulcie Bowman who died in February 1996. In spite of suffering from a significant hearing disability Dulcie Bowman graduated from The University of Auckland and thereafter pursued a career in teaching. The Scholarship was established in 1996 by Dulcie Bowman’s sister, Miss Alva Bowman, who gifted a capital sum to fund the Award.To encourage hearing impaired women students at either undergraduate or postgraduate levels enrolled in an approved programme of study at Auckland University.
-The Scholarship shall be awarded to a woman student at The University of Auckland who is enrolled part-time or full-time and who has paid the fees, or arranged to pay the fees, in the second or subsequent year of an approved course of study and who has a hearing disability (the nature of which and the degree of hearing loss needs to be confirmed in writing by a medical practitioner). -The basis of selection shall be academic merit assessed on the first year of university study.