Massey University Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship

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Closing date: 20/08/2019   

Applications can be made using the link at the bottom of this page.

This scholarship was established to support new students enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of academic excellence, leadership, and community engagement and contribution.

Tenure and value
Up to 9 three-year scholarships worth $21,000 in total. Full-time and part-time scholarships may be awarded. The value of the scholarship shall be $7,000 per annum for three years of study for full-time students, or pro-rated for part-time students.

All applicants must be eligible, and intending, to enrol:

•for either full-time (minimum of 105 credits) or part-time (minimum of 45 credits) study;
•in the first year (i.e., 100 level) of a Bachelor degree programme;
•in the year following the award of the scholarship;
•at any Massey University campus.

All applicants need to meet the entry criteria for the programme that they intend to enrol in at Massey University.

School leaver applicants with NCEA should have achieved an endorsement of Excellence across a range of subjects.

School leavers with other qualifications (e.g., International Baccalaureate, Cambridge) and non-school leaver applicants in this category must be able to demonstrate equivalent competence.

Selection Criteria
Applications are assessed based on evidence of academic excellence, leadership, and community engagement and contribution:
•Academic Excellence:A record of Excellence across subject areas.
•Leadership: Both in and out of school, as evidenced by leadership roles, skills and qualities, development and growth. This may include, for example, awards for leadership, engagement in clubs and organisations, opportunities for leadership growth and development, service-related engagement, marae responsibilities, church duties, or leading change initiatives.
•Community Engagement and Contribution: Evidence of contributions to the local, national and/or international community. This may include, for example, working with whānau, iwi or hapū, community action projects, marae engagement, church service, Scouting, Council work, volunteerism, education community partnerships, and awards or recognition for service.
Evidence is required in the form of a letter of support for their leadership, community engagement and contribution from an appropriately qualified person and/or organisation (e.g., teacher, community member, minister, kaumātua).

Unsuccessful applicants for this scholarship will be automatically considered for the Massey University Vice Chancellor’s High Achiever with Distinction Scholarships

Selection Panel
The University Scholarships Committee is responsible for the awarding of scholarships based on the recommendation of the appointed selection committee comprised of the Chair of the University Scholarships Committee or nominee, two other members of the University Scholarships Committee, a member of External Relations and Development, and one Māori or Pasifika academic staff member.

The scholarship will be paid in six equal instalments over the three year period upon confirmation of enrolment in semesters one and two. Payment for years two and three of the scholarships will be contingent upon academic performance, with an expectation that scholarship students maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 5 (B).

Conditions of the Scholarship
These scholarships are not tenable with other Massey University scholarships.

Application Checklist
You should prepare the following before starting the application

•Examples of your Leadership experience
•Examples of your Community Engagement and Contribution
•A character reference from a qualified person or organisation (e.g. teacher, community member, minister, Kaumātua) to support your academic, cultural, leadership and community engagement and contributions
•Supporting evidence of your cultural identity (if applicable)
For Māori applicants this is written confirmation of your whakapapa, from a Kaumātua. For Pacific students this is written confirmation from either a Church or Community Leader

Application forms can be completed here:

Closing Date
20 August

Application cannot be accepted before 20/05/2019.

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