Peter Collett Extramural Bursary

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Closing date: 28/02/2020   

Distance students facing financial hardship

Level of study

The Peter Collett Extramural Bursary is for distance students who have successfully completed at least two papers and are continuing to study by distance in their first undergraduate degree at Massey University. It provides assistance to students in financial need.

This bursary was established in 2008 from the estate of Peter Collett. The retired Napier school teacher died in 2007. He began studying by distance in 1946 and continued into retirement. A Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education were among the qualifications he gained.
Peter was a four-time contestant on Mastermind, reaching the semi-finals in 1982.

Value and tenure
The value of bursary is up to $2000 with the amount determined each year from the interest earned on the capital. The bursary is paid in two instalments.
The bursary is usually awarded annually and the tenure is for a single academic year. At the discretion of the University, the annual interest may be reinvested to maintain the value of the capital fund so the bursary may not be granted each and every year.

Typical number on offer
Four bursaries are typically offered each year.

Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of 30 credits by distance at Massey University. In the year of the award applicants will be enrolled as a distance student in a minimum of 30 credits in a first undergraduate degree.
Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

Selection criteria
The primary consideration in making the awards is the applicants’ financial circumstances. Academic merit and good character are also taken into consideration.

Selection panel
The bursary is awarded by the University Scholarships Committee. It has the right to refrain from making an award if there are no suitable applicants and its decision is final.
The committee may take account of other scholarships and bursaries held by the applicants in seeking an equitable distribution of funds.

Conditions of the bursary
The bursary may be held in conjunction with other scholarships, bursaries or awards, so long as those scholarships, bursaries or awards permit co-tenure.
Recipients may hold the bursary more than once but must reapply on each occasion.

Closing date
The closing date for applications is 28 February. Incomplete or late applications are not accepted.

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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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