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Margaret Richards Bursary

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Closing date: 30/06/2020   


Level of study
Postgraduate and Undergraduate

The Margaret Richard Bursary provides financial support to students who are enrolled in a course of undergraduate or postgraduate study in English at Massey University.

This bursary arises from a fund established in 1975 as a memorial to Margaret Richards, a member of the University staff from 1960 to 1975.

Value and tenure
The value of the bursary is $1,000.

The bursary is tenable for one year. 

Typical number on offer
Typically one bursary will be awarded per year.

In any given year, the bursary may be awarded to one recipient, or divided among several recipients, at the discretion of the selection panel.

Applicants must be in a course of undergraduate or postgraduate study in English

Undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in either an English major within the Bachelor of Arts, or an expressive arts major within the Bachelor of Communication

Selection criteria
The selection will be based on:
- financial need
- achieved academic success in English studies

Selection panel
The bursary is awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the selection panel consisting of the Head of the School of English and Media Studies (Chair), the College of Humanities and Social Sciences representative on the University Scholarships Committee and one other academic staff member from the English area.

Conditions of the scholarship
Recipients may hold it a second time, but only as a result of reapplication and fresh success in the selection process.

The bursary may be held in conjunction with other scholarships, bursaries or awards, so long as those scholarships, bursaries or awards permit co-tenure.

The University Scholarships Committee has the right to refrain from making an award if there are no suitable applicants and its decision is final.

The University Scholarships Committee may take account of other scholarships and bursaries held by the applicants in seeking an equitable distribution of funds.

At the discretion of the University all, or part, of the annual interest may be reinvested in order to maintain the value of the capital fund or the value of the award for subsequent years.

Closing date
30 June

Scholarship application

Current students

Log in to the student portal. Select the scholarships tab and choose ‘Make an application’.

Prospective students

You must complete the admission process before you can apply for a scholarship. Read the section for Prospective students on our How to apply page.

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