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                        Erica Pabst Scholarship

The Scholarship was established in 2011 and is funded by a $75,000 endowment gifted by Erskine alumna, Lynda Park.

The main purpose of the Scholarship is to honour the memory of educator Sister Erica Pabst, a Baradene and University of Auckland alumna. Sister Pabst completed an Ll.B before entering the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1939.


  • application is made to the Principal of Baradene College
  • a Selection Committee assesses the applications
  • short-listed candidates will be required to attend an interview
  • the Scholarship is awarded by Baradene College on the recommendation of the Selection Committe


1.      The Scholarship shall be known as the Erica Pabst Scholarship.

2.      One Scholarship will be awarded annually and be of the value of $3,750.

3.      The Scholarship may be awarded to any alumnae of Baradene College and Part IV Law scholar who is studying towards an LLB or LLB (Hons) degree at the University of Auckland.

4.      The Selection Committee may invite short-listed candidates for an interview. In selecting the successful candidate, the Selection Committee will have regard to: academic merit, leadership potential, contribution to the University and/or community service activities, potential to contribute to the law, particularly in the area of human rights, financial hardship, study and experience in the relevant area, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written English language skills.

5.      The Scholarship will be awarded by Baradene College upon the recommendation of the Selection Committee comprising the Principal of Baradene College, the Chairperson of Baradene College Limited, the Provincial of the Australia/New Zealand Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart or her appointee, a representative of the University of Auckland and a representative of the Park family.

6.      The University of Auckland will provide the Selection Committee with the GPA on Law subjects for all candidates.

7.      Baradene College is not obliged to make an award if in any year there is no candidate of sufficient merit, and in such an event, may extend the possible applicants to Part III Law scholars.

8.      Application forms can be obtained from the Executive Officer of Baradene College Limited.

9.      The closing date for this Scholarship is 15 March in each year.  Interviews of short-listed candidates will take place within two weeks of the closing date.

10.   The presentation of the Scholarship will be held in odd years at Baradene College and even years at the University of Auckland, on or about the 3rd Wednesday of April.

11.   The  successful candidate will report to the donor at the end of the calendar year of the Scholarship.