Japanese language: Sasakawa Fellowship Fund Undergraduate Scholarship

Updated: 9 months ago
Deadline: 01 Jun 2020

Closing date: 01/09/2019
Applications open June 1st
Value of Award: $2,500 year 1; $500 in years 2, 3 and possibly 4.
No. of awards: Up to 5
Tenure: Up to four years

In 1995, Massey University received a generous endowment from the Sasakawa Foundation of Tokyo, now the Nippon Foundation, to fund a programme for the enhancement of Japanese Language Education and Japanese Studies in New Zealand. This programme is called the Sasakawa Fellowship Fund for Japanese Language Education.

The Fund offers scholarships to students who are enrolling full-time for a first under-graduate degree in Japanese language, or Japanese language conjoint with a second degree. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage top students to continue with their Japanese study at tertiary level and to consider combining it with another discipline. Preference will be given to those studying a conjoint degree or double major, but not at the exclusion of those who are studying a Japanese specific degree.

Selection criteria:
  • Candidates must: • Be under 20 years of age in January of the year of application. • Have entered for NCEA Level 3 and/or Scholarship Japanese (or the equivalent) within three years of the year of application. (NB- exceptions may be made for students who have gained entrance to university directly from Year 12). • Be New Zealand citizens or have New Zealand permanent residency status. M Be beginning a course of study that will enable them to complete a major (or its equivalent) in Japanese. In making the awards the following factors will be considered: • Academic ability as evidenced by performance in the applicant's secondary school examinations. • Ability to demonstrate initiative, enthusiasm for study, self-confidence and an achievement orientation. • Future leadership potential, as demonstrated through significant contributions to community and/or non-academic school activities.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Applications must be accompanied by: • Certified* proof of NZ citizenship or permanent residency (e.g. relevant page from passport, or birth certificate) • NCEA (or equivalent) results in the form of either: A copy of your School Results Summary • Use your personal details to log in to the NZQA website • Go to 'my school entries and results' • At the top-right corner of this page go to 'View as PDF' • Download the PDF to your computer, and • Email the PDF to sasakawa@massey.ac.nz •A certified* copy of your results in an equivalent examination (e.g. Cambridge etc.)
Info and Application Form

Decision makers
The Selection Committee shall comprise members and nominees of the Management Committee for the Sasakawa Fellowship Fund for Japanese Language Education.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
As soon as practicable.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Sasakawa Fellowship Fund for Japanese Language Education reserves the right to use the names, photographs and details of successful applicants for advertising and publicity.

Additional information
Sasakawa Fellowship Fund for Japanese Language Education may at any time suspend or terminate the scholarship if it is satisfied that the holder is not diligently pursuing the intended course of study or has failed to comply with any conditions relating to the tenure of the scholarship.

Who else has information about this award?
Any queries to Naomi Collins  n.e.collins@massey.ac.nz

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

Naomi Collins
Massey University

Phone: 0274995170

Email: N.E.Collins@massey.ac.nz

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