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Level of study
The McEwan Pacific Scholarship support and encourage Pacific students to excel and achieve during their study at Massey University.
These scholarships were created in 2019 by Massey University alumni, Ross and Stephanie McEwan. Stephanie McEwan (née Duncan) graduated with a BTech (Hons) majoring in food technology in 1978 and Ross with a BBS majoring in Industrial Relations in 1980.
Value and tenure
The value of the scholarship is reviewed annually but is typically $8,000, for a full time student taking 7 or more courses. The scholarship will be paid in two equal instalments per annum. The scholarship value will be prorated for students taking less than seven papers and will be approximately:
Taking six courses: $6,800
Taking five courses: $5,700
Taking four courses: $4,500
Taking three courses: $3,400
If a McEwan scholar passes all course work in an academic year with a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 or better, then they could expect to receive the scholarship in the subsequent academic year for a maximum tenure of three years.
Typical number on offer
Four scholarships are typically offered each year. The number and value of the scholarships may alter year-to-year depending on income received from the McEwan Pacific Student Fund (managed by the Massey University Foundation).
Applicants must be:
of Pacific descent
a full-time or part-time student on any campus, by distance or mixed delivery at Massey University.
part-time students must enroll in a minimum of 3 courses per annum
enrolled in either a Bachelor of Business Studies, Bachelor of Technology ( Food, Biotech, Industrial management and engineering), Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Bachelor of AgriCommerce, Bachelor of Horticultural Science, Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Bachelor of Engineering (with honours), Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Information Science and Construction, or Bachelor of Aviation.
a NZ citizen or permanent resident
The selection criteria are:
evidence of good citizenship or community service
the applicant’s statement of how the scholarship will add to their prospects of successful completion of their qualification
Preference will be given to students who are genuinely experiencing financial hardship while studying and where family is clearly unable to assist them in any material way.
The scholarship is awarded by the University Scholarships Committee. The University Scholarships Committee has the right to refrain from making an award if there are no suitable applicants and its decision is final.
Conditions of the scholarship
The scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships, bursaries or awards, so long as those scholarships, bursaries or awards permit co-tenure.
The closing date for applications is 31 March
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Last updated on Tuesday 18 June 2019