Freemasons Postgraduate Scholarships

Closing date: 01/10/2022
Value of Award: $10,000 each
No. of awards: Eight
Tenure: Successful scholars are expected to use their scholarship to defray expenses related to their attendance at University.


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The Freemasons Postgraduate Scholarships are provided annually by Freemasons New Zealand and are administered by The Freemasons Charity.

The Freemasons Postgraduate Scholarships are for full-time students in a Doctorate, a Masters degree, or a Postgraduate Diploma.  

Selection criteria:

  • For students who, in the year following application, will be enrolled full-time in a postgraduate qualification. Qualifications in this category include the following: • Postgraduate Diploma • Masters degree • Doctoral degree

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 (AU T), Waikato, Massey, Victoria, Canterbury, Lincoln and Otago. NOTE:  AUT has a different application form, visit their direct link to your website below. AUT Applications
Online Application Form

Decision makers
A Selection Committee is appointed in each universitydistrict. 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 ofthe outcome of their application by 31 March.  

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The Scholarships will be awarded without regard to gender, ethnic background, creed or age. Family association with Freemasonry is not a criterion for the award of a scholarship. However, Freemasons have a tradition of caring for their community and will assist those who contribute back to the community.  

Additional information
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.  

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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