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MASSEY UNIVERSITY VICE CHANCELLOR'S HIGH ACHIEVER SCHOLARSHIP (ACADEMIC & ARTS)
This Scholarship was established to support new students enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of high achievement in the following categories:
-Arts (composition, performance, creative writing, and / or visual arts).
Tenure and value
Up to 150 full-time and part-time Scholarships may be awarded annually. The value of the Scholarship shall be $3000 for full-time students, or pro-rated for part-time students, for one year. Applicants who apply for and are successful in more than one category will receive recognition of that but will only receive remuneration (to the maximum of $3,000 or pro-rated for part-time) for one category. This includes the Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship.
The Scholarship will be paid in two instalments upon confirmation of enrolment in semesters one and two following the official withdrawal dates for these semesters.
1. All Applicants
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. (Note - students wishing to study extramurally - [distance students] are eligible, they are considered to be enrolled on the Palmerston North campus)
All applicants need to meet the entry criteria for the programme that they intend to enrol in at Massey University.
2. Applicants for the Massey University Vice Chancellor's High Achievers Scholarship Academic Category only
School leaver applicants for the Academic category should normally have achieved a minimum of 20 NCEA Level 2 credits (or the equivalent in unit standards and/or credits or the equivalent in CIE or IB) in each of four subjects from the approved list in order to be considered for this award. Credits would normally be expected to reflect a level of excellence across a range of subjects recognized by an endorsement of Excellence, and or excellence within the subject areas of proposed study.
Non school leaver applicants in this category must be able to demonstrate equivalent competence across a minimum of four subject areas.
3. Applicants for the Massey University Vice Chancellor's High Achievers Scholarship (Arts) categories:
School leaver applicants in the Arts category must have attained an NCEA Level 2 certificate at Year 12 and in the opinion of the school, must be clearly capable of achieving University Entrance.
Non school leaver applicants in the Arts category must be able to document academic achievements that are comparable with those required of school leaver applicants at University Entrance or similar.
Selection will be made on the basis of:
-a record of excellence across subject areas relevant to the proposed course of study at Massey University, with supporting record of excellence and merit in other subject areas.
Selection will be made on the basis of:
-evidence of excellence, both inside and outside school, in one or more arts fields (evidenced, for example, by publication, by success in a regional or national debating or theatre competition, by inclusion in an art/design exhibition, or by selection in a regional orchestra);
-support by an appropriately qualified person and/or organization (e.g. director, editor, conductor, teacher/mentor, orchestra, theatre company or, society).
In making their decisions the Selection Committee will prioritise applicants' academic records in Arts subjects.
In making their selection in both categories the Selection Committee will be mindful of the University's strategies in relation to Maori and Pasifika students, and to students with disabilities.
Responsibility for the award
The Scholarship will be awarded on the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprised of:
Academic category: The Chair of the Scholarships Committee or nominee, one other member of the Scholarships Committee, a member from the Student Liaison office, one Maori or Pasifika academic staff member and/or the Disabilities co-ordinator or nominee.
Arts category: The Chair of the Scholarships Committee, or nominee, one other member of the Scholarships Committee, one Maori or Pasifika academic staff member and/or the Disabilities co-ordinator or nominee, and two academic staff members teaching in the Arts area.
Payment will be made in two instalments upon confirmation of enrolment in semesters one and payment in Semester two will be subject to review of academic performance in Semester one. Payment is made following the official withdrawal dates for these semesters.
Conditions of the award
These Scholarships are not tenable with the Massey University Albany Academic Excellence Awards, Massey University Albany Vice Chancellor's Natural Sciences Excellence Award or the Massey Business School Future Leaders Scholarship.
The Selection Committee may refrain from making an award in the event of there being no suitable applicants.
In the event that an awardee does not accept the award then a candidate from the reserve list will be allocated that award.
A Scholarship awarded for part-time study may not subsequently be increased for the purpose of full-time study.
20 August in the year prior to the Scholarship being tenable.
Application forms are available from Massey University Student Liaison Officers or from Massey Contact, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Manawatu Mail Centre, Palmerston North 4442, or email: email@example.com. Application forms can also be downloaded from the Scholarships and awards website: http://awards.massey.ac.nz/
NOTE: To be able to complete the online forms users must have the latest Adobe Reader software. Please download the free software - https://get.adobe.com/reader. To be able to complete the online forms, please SAVE A BLANK copy to your computer first, then fill in the form, otherwise you will not be able to save what you have inputted.
Completed application forms should be sent as pdf to the Scholarships Office firstname.lastname@example.org or as hardcopy to: Scholarships, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Manawatu Mail Centre, Palmerston North 4442 by the closing date.
Courier Address: Scholarships Office, Massey University, Tennent Drive, Palmerston North.
NOTE: The sports category is now a separate scholarship: Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship
All applications are acknowledged by email.
Applications will NOT be accepted more than 3 months in advance of the closing date.
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Last updated on Tuesday 29 November 2016