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Freemasons University Scholarship, New Zealand

Freemasons University Scholarship, Research, Massey University, New Zealand

Freemasons Scholarships are provided by the Freemasons of New Zealand, for study at a specified New Zealand University. Conditions apply.

Freemasons Scholarship Aim :

The Freemasons Scholarships are to reward able students, who are active in their community, to complete their university education in their chosen field.

Each year eight Freemasons Postgraduate Scholarships of $ 10, 000 are available.

Each year twenty five Freemasons University Scholarships of $ 6, 000 each are available.

Criteria :

Applicants for the scholarships must :

  1. Have a good academic record;
  2. Be a New Zealand citizen or hold Permanent New Zealand Residency;
  3. Demonstrate good citizenship;
  4. Show leadership potential.
  5. Have a proven community commitment.

Eligibility for Freemansons University Scholarship :

Applicants must be entering their final year of a full-time course of study for:

  1. A Bachelors degree; or
  2. A Bachelors degree with Honours; or
  3. A Graduate Diploma; or
  4. A Postgraduate Diploma; or
  5. Up to the first year of a two-year Masters degree.

The Scholarships will be awarded without regard to gender, ethnic background, creed or age. Family association with Freemasonry is not a criterion for the award of a scholarship.

However, freemasons have a tradition of caring for their community and will assist those who contribute back to the community.

Eligibility for Freemasons Postgraduate Scholarship :

The Freemasons Postgraduate Scholarships are for students completing a Masters degree with thesis and / or a Doctorate degree.

The Freemasons Postgraduate Scholarships will be awarded without regard to gender, ethnic background, creed or age. Family association with Freemasonry is not a criterion for the award of a scholarship.

However, freemasons have a tradition of caring for their community and will assist those who contribute back to the community.

Freemasons Scholarship Selection :

  • A Selection Committee is appointed in each university district.
  • The committee invites short – listed candidates for an interview in February or March each year. If selected you must attend.
  • All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by 31st March.
  • The Committee shall have regard not only to the academic ability of the candidates and to referee’s reports, but also to their character and citizenship, and shall look for evidence of involvement in the cultural and / or sporting life of the community or campus.

Applications :

Application forms are available on the Freemasons website www.freemasons.co.nz. Note that these applications can now be completed online before downloading and printing.

Freemasons Scholarships are available to students who are enrolled at one of the eight participating universities – Auckland, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Waikato, Massey, Victoria, Canterbury, Lincoln and Otago.

The application form must be lodged by the applicant with the Scholarships Officer at the University at which the student is enrolled by 1 October, in the year prior to that in which the award is to be taken up.

Other Conditions :

Freemasons reserve the right to use the names, photographs and details of successful scholars for promotional purposes. In addition, all scholars will be required to attend an award presentation, which will usually be held in the city convenient to where the scholar’s university is located.

The decision of the Committee shall be final. If, in the opinion of the Committee, no candidate satisfies the criteria for an award in any year, then no award shall be offered that year. In relation to the final decision made by the Committee, no correspondence will be entered into.

Advice to Freemasons Scholarship Applicants :

  • Applications must be received by 1 October.
  • Applicants are required to contact their referees requesting them to send their reports directly to the Scholarships Officer at the university at which they are enrolled.
  • Copies of documents certified by a Justice of the Peace, Notary Public or a University Scholarships Officer should be sent in support of the application. No original certificates or curricula vitae will be returned.
  • If you have any queries regarding your eligibility or method of application, contact the appropriate Scholarships Officer at your University.
  • Applicants are advised to inform the Scholarships Officer of any change of address.

Privacy Provisions :

The information requested in the application form will be used solely for the purposes of assessing your application .However; if you are successful your personal information will be used by the Freemasons for promotional purposes.

Personal information contained in the application will be made available to members of the Selection Committee. The Committee will use the following information obtained from third parties in assessing your application

  1. A certified copy of your university academic record.
  2. A referee’s report obtained from the person whom you have named in your application, who can vouch for academic abilities
  3. A referee’s report as to your involvement in the community.
  4. The Committee undertakes to store your application in a secure place in the event that you are successful in gaining an award or are selected as a reserve candidate for an award, and to destroy your application to preserve its confidentiality in the event that your are unsuccessful in gaining an award.
  5. Should you have reason to believe that information held about you in either your application or your academic record is incorrect, you have the right of access to, and correction of, that information.
  6. Referees’ reports from the persons you have named are obtained on the strict understanding that they are confidential, and you may not have access to those reports without the written authorization of the author.

Application Deadline : 01 – 10 – 2010.