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David Levene Foundation Bursaries


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August 15 2021 to November 15 2021
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Up to $10,000 | One year's duration | Ten awards

Undergraduate | Full-time

Scholarship search | David Levene Foundation Bursaries

David Levene Foundation Bursaries

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.

We're looking for candidates who are facing financial hardship and would otherwise be unable to enrol in an undergraduate degree.

You will want to study one of these programmes:

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of AgriCommerce
  • Bachelor of Animal Science
  • Bachelor of Horticultural Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • any undergraduate degree in the College of Business.

Where possible, at least one bursary each year will be awarded to applicants intending to study horticulture.

When choosing our recipients, we will primarily consider your financial need. We may also consider your academic achievements and good character.


You must:

  • be studying full-time
  • be a New Zealand citizen or resident
  • be studying in a specific subject area.

Application checklist

Please include the following with your application:

  • a personal statement that identifies your financial circumstances and clearly demonstrates need. Please provide an overview of your financial circumstances (a clear picture, but not necessarily fine detail) which shows that you have a greater need than your peers. Applications that are based on a personal desire to avoid typical levels of financial constraint or use of student loan debt while studying will not usually be considered as demonstrations of hardship.
  • a financial statement giving an estimate of your total income from all sources for the following year and an estimate of your likely outgoings. This should include a table highlighting all expected income and expected expenses.
  • the names and contact details of two people, preferably members of the Massey University academic staff, who have agreed to act as referees. You need to ask them to forward their written comments about your academic ability and potential directly to by the scholarship closing date

View the regulations for more details