Given the cancellation of international elective placements and the global travel concerns due to Covid-19, as of 11 March 2020 we have reviewed the current structure of our Elective Scholarship – Medical and for the February – May 2021 elective period we will be providing three $500 scholarships for domestic only elective placements instead of one $1,500 scholarship.
This change will be reviewed ahead of the May – August 2021 elective period to align with any further developments on Covid-19 and all international elective placements made by the medical schools nationwide.
Medical students studying in New Zealand can apply for one of three $500 scholarships for the November 2020 to February 2021 elective period to help towards their elective placement costs across Aotearoa.
How to apply
For the Elective period November 2020 to February 2021, students are asked to write up to 1,000 words on the question "What are you hoping to learn from your planned elective, and how will that benefit you and your professional development?"
All applications must be received on time, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “MAS Elective scholarship - medical”.
Please ensure your application meets all the entry criteria and you have read the terms and conditions carefully. You will receive an automated email confirming the receipt of your application, if you do not, please check the email address you have used is correct.
|Elective Period||Applications Open||Applications Close||Judging Period||Scholarship Awarded|
|May 20 - Aug 20||9 Dec 2019||5 Mar 2020||9 - 20 March 2020||23 Mar 2020 [CLOSED]|
|Aug 20 - Nov 20||9 March 2020||15 July 2020||16 - 17 July 2020||20 July 2020 [CLOSED]|
|Nov 20 - Feb 21||30 July 2020||27 September 2020||28 - 30 Sept 2020||2 Oct 2020 [CLOSED]|
|Feb 21 - May 21||7 Sept 2020||3 Dec 2020||8 - 17 Dec 2020||18 Dec 2020|
|May 21 - Aug 21||8 Dec 2020||5 March 2021||8 - 19 March 2021||24 March 2021|
|Aug 21 - Nov 21||8 March 2021||4 June 2021||7 - 18 June 2021||24 June 2021|
Scholarship Recipient Criteria
By submitting an entry for this Scholarship, the applicant agrees that if they win they will be required to share their elective experiences by:
- Writing a monthly blog on hub.mas.co.nz, including photos and/or video, and
- Writing a summary (or submitting a video) of the elective experience to show how the scholarship helped.
MAS reserves the right to recover the amount of any scholarship moneys paid to any successful applicant who breaches this term.
Additional Terms of the MAS Elective Scholarship
Please read the MAS Elective Scholarship terms and conditions for additional terms.
Past application essays and elective blogs
MAS Elective Scholarship winner, Jennifer Redshaw, was asked to write about the person or people who had been influential in her decision to pursue a medical career.
Rose Falconer's inspiring essay answered the question, 'What family members, friends, or other individuals have been influential in your decision to pursue a medical career and in what way were they influential?'
Michelle Curtis's unique journey to follow a career in medicine was inspired by her family, friends and life experiences.
Rebecca is a past winner of the MAS Elective Scholarship - Medical where the proceeds of her prize helped during her placements.
Past winner of the MAS Elective Scholarship - Medical, Jennifer Redshaw, spent the first part of her elective placement in Rarotonga.
Following Jennifer's placement in Rarotonga, she travelled across the world to continue her elective experience in Germany.