Accommodation scholarships

Please note that all eligibility and selection criteria must be met in order for an applicant to be considered for any form of scholarship offered by Te Ōhanga Village.  

Two Accommodation Scholarships valued at $5,000 are available to new students and may be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, leadership, and community engagement and contribution.


All Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be a New Zealand resident school leaver
  • Be intending to enrol at Massey University for full time study and for the full academic year
  • Have made an application to live at Te Ōhanga Village
  • Reside in the Village the year following the award of the scholarship
  • Study at Massey University Auckland campus
  • Be a new Massey undergraduate student who have not studied at another tertiary institution, irrespective of country
  • Be prepared to enter into a residential agreement with Te Ōhanga Village
  • Be able to demonstrate leadership at school or within the community; and provide a personal statement or testimony, including a justification for why they should be considered for the scholarship.       

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

If a scholarship recipient leaves the accommodation village for any reason, their scholarship will be terminated immediately and a lump sum applied to their account on a pro-rata basis and will be required to pay this sum immediately before departure.

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 relevant to the proposed course of study at Massey University, with supporting record of Excellence and Merit in other subjects.
  • 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, 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, volunteering, education community partnerships, and awards or recognition for service.

Applicants must provide:

  • A completed scholarship application form
  • A personal statement or testimony separately, in written (max 500 words), audio or video form outlining: The basis on which they have applied and what they hope to achieve during their University Career, AND their achievements to date, AND the impact and difference that the prize money would have on the applicant.
  • Copies of school reports for Year 12 and Year 13
  • Evidence of acceptance into Massey University, when available
Other eligibility criteria & conditions of entry:
  • Scholarship recipients must be enrolled as a Massey University full time student (0.8 EFTS over 32 weeks) and must reside in the accommodation for the year the scholarship has been awarded. Part-time and distance learning applicants are not eligible
  • All recipients of the Te Ōhanga Village scholarships are expected to participate in their hall and village community
  • On receipt of the scholarship the recipients will be expected to meet with the Village Manager and Accommodation Manager to confirm their role in the community
  • Recipients will be required from time to time to assist with reasonable promotion of accommodation and publicity events/activities
  • The scholarships are subject to the scholars achieving University Entrance
  • Scholarship amounts are paid in New Zealand Dollars and will be in the form of a credit on the recipients residential account
  • If a scholarship recipient leaves the accommodation, withdraws from their course of study, leaves the university or otherwise breaches the specific criteria of eligibility, their scholarship will be terminated with immediate effect and a lump sum charge will be applied to the residential account on a pro-rata basis and will be required to be settled in full
  • Scholarships may be terminated if Te Ōhanga Village deems unsatisfactory academic performance or the recipient acts in a way that could bring Te Ōhanga Village community or the university into disrepute
  • Te Ōhanga Village accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from the grant of a scholarship to a scholarship recipient. Applicants should seek independent financial advise prior to lodging their application
  • All scholarship allocations will be determined by Te Ōhanga Village based upon the criteria outlined in these terms
  • As scholarships are limited, not all applicants meeting the criteria will necessarily be awarded the scholarships
  • Te Ōhanga Village reserves the right to not award scholarships in a year if no candidates are considered suitable by the scholarship selection panel

Scholarship Applications close on 20 August 2018 at 5.00pm

Successful recipients will be announced on 5 October 2018


Accommodation Scholarship Application Form 2019 (404 KB)

Scholarship Applications close on 20 August 2018 at 5.00pm

Scholarship Flyer 2019

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