Here for Good Scholarship


Students studying in New Zealand and who actively contribute or participate in a group, association, community activity or volunteer programme for the benefit of others can apply for one of two MAS Here for Good scholarships each quarter. The individual scholarship recipient receives $1,000 to help towards study or living costs, and the group scholarship recipient receives $4,000 to help towards operational costs.

How to apply

Students are asked to write up to 1,000 words detailing their volunteer activity and how this benefits them in life and in their chosen future profession as well as the impact their activities have on the people and the communities they’re supporting.

All applications must be received on time, by email to with the subject line “MAS Here for Good scholarship”. 

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.

Application Timing

Scholarship Period Applications Open Applications Close Judging Period Scholarship Awarded
July - Sept 21 (CLOSED) 19 April 2021 (CLOSED) 30 May 2021 (CLOSED) 31 May - 13 June 2021 14 June 2021
Oct - Dec 21 (CLOSED) 19 July 2021 (CLOSED) 29 August 2021 (CLOSED) 30 Aug - 12 Sept 2021 13 Sept 2021
Jan - March 22 18 October 2021 28 November 2021 29 Nov - 12 Dec 2021 13 Dec 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 volunteer experiences by:

Writing a blog for MAS to share which must include photos and may include video if available. The blog should also include how the scholarship will help towards their personal and/or group development.

Past application essays and blogs