Massey University Foundation Peer Scholar Award

Twelve Peer Scholars will be awarded a Massey University Foundation Peer Scholar Award to be ambassadors and leaders of the Scholars Massey community.

Scholarship overview

Status: Closed

Key facts

Value: $6,000
Duration: One year's duration
Number available: Twelve awards
Type of study: Full-time, Part-time, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PhD or doctorate

Application dates

Applications open: 18 July 2024
Closing date: 18 October 2024

The purpose of Scholars Massey is to connect scholarship holders at all levels of study across the university and support them to be the best they can be in pursuing their scholarly aspirations.

The recipients of the Massey University Foundation Peer Scholar Award will be the ambassadors and leaders of the Scholars Massey program. Scholars Massey connects scholarship holders at all levels of study across the university and supports students with their scholarship applications.

As a Peer Scholar you will help others achieve and at the same time develop your own personal and professional skills through the supportive Scholars Massey community. Peer scholars are a select cohort who will be provided with a specialised development programme. This includes leadership and strengths training, and peer support, as well as access to a number of other activities such as workshops, seminars and discussion groups, some of which will happen over a two-day retreat. Peer scholars will also receive $6,000 to help support them in their studies. We are investing in our Peer Scholars with the expectation that they will commit to giving time to helping others succeed, and also so that they will be well equipped to become leaders of the Scholars Massey community.

Who we're looking for

We're looking for high achieving individuals who have previously been awarded a Massey University Scholarship. You will be driven in your pursuit of personal and professional development and be excited about helping others.

What you'll be studying

These scholarships are available for students studying at all levels.

Eligibility criteria

You must be a recent holder of one of the following awards:

  • Massey University Vice Chancellor Excellence Scholarship
  • Massey University Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Sir Alan Stewart Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Massey University Master’s Research Scholarship, Massey University Māori Scholarship, or Massey University Pacific Master’s Research Scholarship
  • Massey University Scholar Award, Massey University Māori Scholar Award,or Massey University Pacific Scholar Award
  • Massey University Doctoral Scholarship or Massey University Vice Chancellor Doctoral Scholarship

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

Application checklist

Include the following with your application:

  • a personal statement (max 1000 words) explaining why you want to be a Peer Scholar. This could include you background, interests, values and your personal, professional, and scholarly aspirations
  • your CV
  • an academic reference letter
  • a character reference letter

Selection considerations

When choosing our recipients, we will consider your evidence of or potential for excellence, leadership, and contribution to academic and non-academic pursuits.