Massey Business School Promising Student Assistance Bursary

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Closing date: 31/10/2019   

Focus
Hardship

Level of Study
Undergraduate and Postgraduate

Purpose
The purpose is to provide financial assistance to promising students who are facing general hardship or financial barriers to continuing their studies.

Background
These bursaries were established in 2016 to be funded by the Massey Business School Development Fund for currently enrolled students at Massey University engaged in a programme of study within the Massey Business School (MBS), either at undergraduate or postgraduate level. The purpose is to provide financial assistance to promising students who are facing general hardship or financial barriers to continuing their studies.

Value and Tenure
The value of the bursaries are reviewed annually but under normal circumstances, eight bursaries shall be awarded annually. The value of each bursary will typically be $2000.

Number on Offer
One bursary will be available for each of the five Schools within the MBS, a sixth available specifically for a Māori applicant, a seventh available specifically for a Pasifika applicant, and an eighth available specifically for an international student.

Eligibility
Applicants may:
•Be studying internally or by distance or in mixed mode, at any campus of Massey University, in a programme in the Massey Business School, or a conjoint programme.
•Be studying full-time or part-time
•Undergraduate and postgraduate students are eligible to apply (as are MBA and EMBA students)
•Be domestic or international students.
•Maori, Pasifika, and international students will be eligible if enrolled in any programme within the MBS, including conjoint programmes.

Selection Criteria
Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate financial hardship or other circumstances that may hinder them from progressing in their studies, and who also have a record of academic
success in their studies to date. Evidence of good character may also be taken into account.

Selection Panel
The Bursary shall be awarded annually by the Massey Business School Development Fund Advisory Group.

Conditions of Bursary
If there are no candidates of sufficient merit the Committee may refrain from making an award.

Recipients may hold the Bursary more than once but must reapply on each occasion.
The Committee may at their discretion award an extra bursary in a given year, depending on the availability of funds.

Closing Date
31 October

Applications
Applications must contain:
• An academic transcript (for studies undertaken at universities other than Massey University)
• A personal statement of no more than 400 words, outlining the applicant’s circumstances and future academic and career plans
• A letter of support from a referee (the referee may be an academic, an advisor, a pastor, or other figure who can speak to the merits of the applicant and his/her circumstance)
Applications will NOT be accepted more than 3 months in advance of the closing date.

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