Freemasons University Scholarships

Closing date: 01/10/2022
2022 Freemasons University Scholarships - Opens 1st July 2021.
Value of Award: of $6,000 each
No. of awards: 20 University Scholarships
Tenure: Successful scholars are expected to use their scholarship to defray expenses related to their attendance at University

AUT Applications HERE


Online Application Form

The Freemasons Scholarships are provided annually, funded and administered by The Freemasons Charity. The Freemasons Scholarships are to assist able students who are active in their involvement in the community, to complete their university education in their chosen field.  

For students entering their final year of a full-time course of study for: Bachelor degree; or Bachelor degree with Honours.

Selection criteria:

  • Applicants for the scholarships must: a) Have a good academic record; and b) Be a New Zealand citizen or hold a Permanent New Zealand residency; and c) Demonstrate good citizenship; and d) Show leadership potential; and e) Have proven community commitment.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Application forms are available only on the Freemasons website. Freemasons Scholarships are available to students who are enrolled at one of the eight participating universities: Auckland, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Waikato, Massey, Victoria, Canterbury, Lincoln and Otago.  
AUT Applications HERE
Online Application Form

Decision makers
A Selection Committee is appointed in each university district. The Committee invites short-listed candidates for an interview in February or March. If selected you must attend.  The Committee will have regard not only to the academic ability of the candidates and to referees’ reports, but also to their character and citizenship, and will look for evidence of involvement in the cultural and/or sporting life of the community or campus.  

How and when do students learn of the decision?
All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by 31 March.  

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Freemasons reserve the right to use the names, photographs and details of successful scholars for promotional purposes. All care will be taken in the use of such material but recipients must cooperate with all reasonable requirements of Freemasons New Zealand around publicity and promotion. In addition, all scholars will be required to attend an award presentation in May. The names and contact details of successful scholars will be added to an alumni database. Successful scholars will be asked to inform the Freemasons of subsequent changes to their contact details. The decision of the Selection Committee shall be final. No further correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of the interview process. If, in the opinion of the Committee, no candidate satisfies the criteria for an award in any year, then no award shall be offered that year.  

Additional information
Applications must be received by 1 October. If you have any queries regarding your eligibility or method of application, contact the appropriate Scholarship Officer at your University. Applicants are obliged to inform the Scholarship Officer of any change of address during the selection process. Applicants must advise of any intention to switch universities as soon as possible.  

Who else has information about this award?
If you have any queries regarding your eligibility or method of application, contact the appropriate Scholarship Officer at your University.  

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

Freemasons New Zealand - National Office

PO Box 6439

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