MAS Scholarships

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Like you, MAS is here to help and since 1921 we’ve been doing that by looking after the insurance and investment needs of New Zealand professionals. Many of our Members have joined us when studying so we know how important it is for students to have a financial provider they can trust and who is committed to supporting their achievement.

That’s why we offer elective scholarships for medical and dental students and a Here for Good scholarship for people studying to be an accountant, architect, dentist, doctor, engineer, lawyer, or vet and who also volunteer for a group, organisation, association or programme dedicated to the health and wellbeing of others.


Entry Criteria for all scholarships

For applications to be accepted for judging, they must meet the following criteria:

To have a valid entry for any of the MAS Scholarships, applicants must:

  • be signed up to Join the Conversation. To join, visit: mas.co.nz/jointheconversation
  • be currently studying either for an accounting, architecture, dentistry, medicine, engineering, law or veterinary science degree in New Zealand.
  • only make one entry per person, and no group applications will be accepted;
  • be going on their Elective (if applying for the MAS Elective Scholarship – medical, or MAS Elective Scholarship – dental) in the upcoming Elective period as outlined in the Application periods timetables below.
  • have demonstrated an active contribution or participation to a group, association, community activity or volunteer programme for the benfit of others (if applying for the MAS Here for Good Scholarship) in 2019
  • agree to comply with the terms and conditions.
  • Write an essay that:
    • answers the question stipulated by MAS;
    • is no longer than 1,000 words;
    • is the original work of the Applicant;
    • is emailed as a Microsoft Word document to scholarships@mas.co.nz with the subject line “MAS scholarship application”;
    • is typed, double line-spaced, with numbered pages and sources referenced using footnotes.

Footnotes must include:

  • author, title of publication, publisher if available, date or internet URL wherever possible for source references if applicable.
  • full name, year of study, place of study, intended elective destination, elective dates, email address and mobile number (if applying for the MAS Elective Scholarship – medical, or MAS Elective Scholarship – dental)
  • full name, year of study, place of study, name of programme, association, or group that you volunteer/ed with, email address and mobile number (if applying for the MAS Here for Good Scholarship)

Entries that do not meet these criteria will not be read and are not eligible for the Scholarship applied for.

MAS and its judges are under no obligation to provide feedback on any entries, either during or after the competition.


Additional terms of the MAS Scholarships

Please read the MAS Scholarship terms and conditions for additional terms.