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David Levene Foundation Bursaries

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Closing date: 15/11/2020   


Level of Study

The David Levene Foundation Bursaries assist full-time students at Massey University who would otherwise be unable to study due to financial hardship.

These bursaries are funded by a foundation fund established by the David Levene Foundation.
Business leader Sir David Levene started work in his father’s paint and wallpaper business in 1947. He was just 23 when he took over the management of the business in 1952. By the time the company was sold in 1994 it had 52 retail stores along with large print and wallpaper manufacturing factories.
An open fund has been created to allow other benefactors to contribute to the David Levene Foundation, enabling it to help additional students.

Value and Tenure
The value of the bursary is up to $10,000 but recipients usually receive $1000 to $3000. The bursaries have a value to meet the needs of the recipient to attend university, covering all or part of fees and textbooks.
The bursaries are offered annually and the tenure is one year.

Typical Number on Offer
Ten bursaries are typically offered each year.

Applicants must be:
•New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
•intending to enrol for full-time study towards an undergraduate degree in the Massey Business School, or, in one of the following programmes; the Bachelor of Agricultural Science, the Bachelor of AgriCommerce, the Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Information Sciences, Bachelor of Engineering with Honours or the Bachelor of Health Science
Where possible, at least one bursary each year will be awarded to applicants intending to study horticulture.

Selection Criteria
The primary consideration is the applicants' financial circumstances. Academic merit and good character will also be taken into consideration.

Selection Panel
A selection committee consisting of the Vice-Chancellor or delegate, the Chair of the University Scholarships Committee, and one other academic staff member will make a recommendation for the award of the bursaries, with final approval from a Trustee of the David Levene Charitable Trust.
The Trustee has the right to refrain from making an award if there are no suitable applicants and their decision is final.

Conditions of the Bursary
The bursary is granted for a single academic year but may be extended so long as the recipient achieves satisfactory results and still qualifies under the financial hardship criteria.
Recipients must re-apply.
Each bursary is paid in two equal instalments following the withdrawal dates for semester one and two respectively and conditional upon continued enrolment.
Once established in their careers and in a position to do so, some recipients may feel inclined to repay the bursary money and/or make donations to the fund with a view to more students being able to benefit from the endowment in the future. There is, however, no requirement to do so.

Closing date
15 November

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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