The For Better Initiative English and Foundation Pathways Bursary Award

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 30 November 2022

Closing date: 30/11/2019

Length of award

The bursary will be awarded on a one off basis at the commencement of semester one. The value of the award is $500 towards course fees. 

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The For Better Initiatives English and Foundation Pathways Bursary Award for is designed to help dismantle some of the barriers faced by people with refugee backgrounds.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be: 
Full time; 
Undertaking English and Foundation pathway courses only; 
Have a refugee background (including children of former refugees); 
Enrolled at the Manawatu campus of Massey University.

The criteria for the award will be based on previous academic achievement and financial hardship. 

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

This award may be held with any other award subject to the regulations of the other awards. 

How do students apply?

Applicants are to write a brief summary. The summary should be based around answering the following question: "What effect do you think education will have on your future".

Decision makers

The Chairperson of the Scholarships Committee, or their nominee; 
A representative from The For Better Initiative; 
An academic staff member from the appropriate area of study. 

History or background of award

The For Better Initiative is a New Zealand registered charity working hard to dismantle the barriers to education faced by people with refugee backgrounds. 

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Massey University
Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4222
0800 627 739


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 December 2020.