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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|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 (CLOSED)||14 June 2021 (CLOSED)|
|Oct - Dec 21||19 July 2021||29 August 2021||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
Dayeon Lee was asked to detail her volunteer activity and how this benefits her in life and in her chosen profession. Her essay was highly commended by the judges.
MAS Here for Good Scholarship winner, Justine Paddison, was asked to detail her volunteer activity and how this benefits her in life and in her chosen profession.
MAS Here for Good Scholarship winner Carlton Irving tells us his volunteering story and of his desire to champion change for our Māori and Pasifika whānau.
MAS Here for Good Scholarship winner Brianna Pilbrow shares her story supporting New Zealand tamariki and their whānau through volunteering.
MAS Here for Good Scholarship recipient, Olivia Gray, shares the story of her volunteer activities and the reward of giving the gift of time.