Massey University Elite Sports Bursaries

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Closing date: 01/11/2017   

Background
Massey University, in partnership with various sporting organisations, is pleased to offer 2nd and 3rd year sport bursaries to people who are studying at the Massey University Albany and Manawatu campuses and are members of the Massey Academy of Sport.
The Massey Academy of Sport focuses on the holistic development of each individual member by providing essential support services that cater to their needs.
In addition to a wide range of academic programmes, Massey University offers a range of sport degree programmes as well as one of the most strategic groupings of sport performance and training facilities in New Zealand. These facilities include:
Albany Campus:
- Human Performance Laboratory
- A comprehensive Indoor Sport and Recreation Complex including modern weight training and cardio equipment.

Manawatu Campus:
- The Sport & Rugby Institute
- A state-of-the-art Olympic standard all-weather athletic track
- Human Performance Laboratory
- Quality floodlit Tennis and Netball Courts
- Rugby and Soccer Fields - floodlit
- Equestrian Centre
- A comprehensive Indoor Sport and Recreation Complex including modern weight training and cardio equipment.


Title
The award shall be known as the Massey University Elite Sports Bursaries.

Tenure
Successful applicants will be awarded a one-year bursary to the value of $5,000. Up to five bursaries may be awarded each year on each campus, normally up to three for second year and up to two for third year*. The number of bursaries in each year will be dependent on the funding made available by Massey University.
* Please note that applicants of undergraduate programmes of study that are 4 or 5 yrs (e.g. BRP or BVSc) in length may also apply.

Eligibility
The bursary shall be open to candidates who have successfully completed one or two years in the Massey Academy of Sport and also met all criteria and requirements expected of first or second year members of the Academy.
Candidates must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents with qualifications from a New Zealand secondary school.
Applicants for this bursary must have the backing from a relevant sporting organisation and coach/trainer.

Criteria
Candidates shall formally apply for the award in writing by providing the following:

- A completed Massey University Elite Sports Bursaries Application Form
- A brief (no more than 1 page) unbound Curriculum Vitae (assistance with CV presentation is available from the Careers Information Service, Level 2, Registry).
- A written statement from the student indicating why they would like the award (300 word maximum limit)


Conditions of the Award
Recipients of the bursary must stay within the approved academic programme at the University.
Entry into third year is not automatic and second year recipients will need to apply for a bursary for the third year.
A student can only receive an award once they have been enrolled into the 2nd or 3rd year of an academic programme within the University.
Recipients may be required to repay part or all of the bursary should the recipient breach any rules or regulations of Massey University.
The bursary will not normally be awarded more than 4 times to any one applicant.

Recipients of the award are usually expected to comply with the following regulations:
"Must have continued to train and compete in their chosen sport at a regional, national level or international level.
"Normally passed all academic papers from the last year of study
"Represented Massey University either as an ambassador, volunteer or coach
"Attended compulsory Academy events
Failure to comply may result in Massey Academy of Sport membership being discontinued.


Responsibility for the Award
In recommending the award of a bursary the Selection Committee will take account of other scholarships and bursaries held by the applicant with a view to achieving a reasonable distribution of available monies among qualifying candidates. The Selection Committee may refrain from recommending an award at anytime if it finds no applicant of sufficient merit.
Details of the recipients of the Massey University Elite Sports Bursaries shall be published in the Massey University Annual Report, and other appropriate University publications.

Payment
Payment of a bursary will be made in two equal instalments in April and August. Payment in August will be subject to successful completion of semester one papers and successfully meeting the requirements of the Massey Academy of Sport.

Closing Date
Applications close 1 November each year.

Candidates who fail to submit their application by the closing date will NOT have their applications considered.

Applications
As pdf to scholarships@massey.ac.nz

Or hardcopy to:
Scholarships Office
Courtyard Complex (PN 713)
Massey University
Private Bag 11-222
Manawatu Mail Centre
PALMERSTON NORTH 4442

Application forms are available from the Scholarships website http://awards.massey.ac.nz/ or by calling 0800 MASSEY (0800 627 739), email contact@massey.ac.nz

All applications are acknowledged by email.

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