Freemasons University Scholarships
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- What does the scholarship get me?
- Closing dates for applications
- Length of award
- Number of awards offered
- Purpose of award
- Selection criteria
- What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
- How do students apply?
- How and when do students learn of the decision?
- Decision makers
- History or background of award
- Additional information
- For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact
What does the scholarship get me?
of $6,000 each
Closing dates for applications
Next: 1 October 2020
2021 Freemasons University Scholarships - Opens 1st July 2020.
Length of award
Successful scholars are expected to use their scholarship to defray expenses related to their attendance at University
Number of awards offered
20 University Scholarships
Purpose of award
For students entering their final year of a full-time course of study for:
Bachelor degree; or
Bachelor degree with Honours.
Applicants for the scholarships must:
a) Have a good academic record; and
b) Be a New Zealand citizen or hold a Permanent New Zealand residency; and
c) Demonstrate good citizenship; and
d) Show leadership potential; and
e) Have proven community commitment.
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Freemasons reserve the right to use the names, photographs and details of successful scholars for promotional purposes. All care will be taken in the use of such material but recipients must cooperate with all reasonable requirements of Freemasons New Zealand around publicity and promotion. In addition, all scholars will be required to attend an award presentation in May. The names and contact details of successful scholars will be added to an alumni database. Successful scholars will be asked to inform the Freemasons of subsequent changes to their contact details. The decision of the Selection Committee shall be final. No further correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of the interview process. 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.
How do students apply?
Application forms are available only on the Freemasons website. 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.
AUT Applications HERE
Online Application Form
How and when do students learn of the decision?
All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by 31 March.
A Selection Committee is appointed in each university district. The Committee invites short-listed candidates for an interview in February or March. If selected you must attend. The Committee will have regard not only to the academic ability of the candidates and to referees’ reports, but also to their character and citizenship, and will look for evidence of involvement in the cultural and/or sporting life of the community or campus.
History or background of award
The Freemasons Scholarships are provided annually, funded and administered by The Freemasons Charity. The Freemasons Scholarships are to assist able students who are active in their involvement in the community, to complete their university education in their chosen field.
Applications must be received by 1 October. If you have any queries regarding your eligibility or method of application, contact the appropriate Scholarship Officer at your University. Applicants are obliged to inform the Scholarship Officer of any change of address during the selection process. Applicants must advise of any intention to switch universities as soon as possible.
For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact
Freemasons New Zealand - National Office
PO Box 6439, Wellington 6141
Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in July 2020.