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The For Better Initiative is a New Zealand registered charity working hard to dismantle the barriers to education faced by people with refugee backgrounds.
The For Better Initiatives English and Foundation Pathways Bursary Award for is designed to help dismantle some of the barriers faced by people with refugee backgrounds.
Tenure and Value
The bursary will be awarded on a one off basis at the commencement of semester one. The value of the award is $500 towards course fees.
Applicants must be:
Undertaking English and Foundation pathway courses only;
Have a refugee background (including children of former refugees);
Enrolled at the Manawatu campus of Massey University.
The criteria for the award will be based on previous academic achievement and financial hardship.
Applicants are to write a brief summary. The summary should be based around answering the following question: "What effect do you think education will have on your future".
Responsibility for the Award
The award will be made on the recommendation of the Selection Committee.
The Chairperson of the Scholarships Committee, or their nominee;
A representative from The For Better Initiative;
An academic staff member from the appropriate area of study.
Payment will be made by the University following the final date to withdraw, usually in April each year. The payment is to be used to pay course fees.
Conditions of the Award
This award may be held with any other award subject to the regulations of the other awards.
The closing date is 30 November each year.
Application cannot be accepted before 30/08/2017.Download an application form
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Last updated on Tuesday 29 November 2016