Massey University Vice Chancellor's High Achiever with Distinction Scholarships

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Closing date: 20/08/2019   

Applications can be made using the link at the bottom of the page

These scholarships were established to support new students enrolling at Massey University with a previous record of high achievement in academics and arts (composition, performance, creative writing, and/or visual arts).

Tenure and value: High Achiever with Distinction
Up to 30 full-time and part-time scholarships may be awarded annually. The value of the scholarship shall be $5,000 for full-time students, or pro-rated for part-time students, for the first year of study, and $2,500 for the second year of study.

The High Achiever with Distinction Scholarship will be allocated as follows:
•10 to Māori students (arts or academics);
•5 to Pacific students (arts or academics);
•5 to students studying arts (any cultural background);
•10 to students studying anything else (any cultural background).

1. All Applicants
All applicants must be eligible, and intending, to enrol:

•for either full-time (minimum of 105 credits) or part-time (minimum of 45 credits) study;
•in the first year (i.e. 100 level) of a Bachelor degree programme;
•in the year following the award of the scholarship;
•at any Massey University campus.

All applicants need to meet the entry criteria for the programme that they intend to enrol in at Massey University.

School leaver applicants in NCEA should have achieved a level of excellence across a range of subjects recognised by an endorsement of Excellence and Merit.

School leavers with other qualifications (e.g., International Baccalaureate, Cambridge) and non-school leaver applicants in this category must be able to demonstrate equivalent competence.

2. Māori and Pacific Applicants
Applicants are to provide supporting evidence of their cultural identity.

Selection Criteria
Selection will be made on the basis of a record of excellence with a supporting record of Excellence and Merit in other subject areas.

Selection Committee
The University Scholarships Committee is responsible for the awarding of scholarships based on the recommendation of the appointed selection committees.

The Vice Chancellor’s High Achiever with Distinction scholarship will be paid in two equal instalments upon confirmation of enrolment in semesters one and two. Payment for year two of the scholarships will be contingent upon academic performance, with an expectation that scholarship students maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 5 (B).

Conditions of the Scholarship
These scholarships are not tenable with other Massey University scholarships.

Application Checklist
You should prepare the following before starting the application
•Supporting evidence of your cultural identity (if applicable)
For Māori applicants this is written confirmation of your whakapapa, from a Kaumātua. For Pacific students this is written confirmation from either a Church or Community Leader

Application forms can be completed here:

Closing Date
20 August

Application cannot be accepted before 20/05/2019.

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