Port Chalmers Bursaries





The Port Chalmers Marine Lodge, EC, ceased to meet in Otago in  2005, and its members wished the name to be preserved and to provide assistance to the youth of the Port Chalmers District.  As a result a separate trust was established with the objective of providing a Bursary towards higher education. The funds are administered by the Otago Masonic Charitable Trust, under a separate set of Rules and Guidelines.   A selection committee appointed by the OMCT administers the awarding of the Bursary(ies).


Download the Bursary Application Guidelines


Download the Bursary Application Form


Some recipients



Andrea Dale

Andrea Dale has been chosen as the recipient of the 2022 Port Chalmers Marine Lodge Bursary, and a Certificate acknowledging this was given to her on Monday  13 December 2021.

Andrea has now completed her studies at Otago Girls High School and next year she will attend The Otago Polytechnic to study for a Batchelor of Occupational Therapy. This is a three year course and Andrea says it is in line with her wanting to help and support others in the community.

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Scarlett Rogers

Barbara Agnew, Principal of Queen’s High School, says : "Scarlett Rogers displays a maturity beyond her years, and she possesses a strong sense of community and justice. Scarlett is a superb role model for the younger girls at Queen’s High School. She relates well to everyone – her peers, adults and younger children. She is an enabler of others and will support them to achieve things, even when they lose confidence. Scarlett is kind, caring and will go out of her way to ensure everyone is included. She will deliberately place herself with students that might otherwise be left out.”

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Michaela George-Barnes


An ex-student of Otago Girls’ School, Michaela George-Barnes has worked hard to obtain a place at Victoria University in Wellington where she intends to take a Bachelor of Arts Degree: a double major in Political Science and Media Studies. When a Trustee asked how she had come to decide on simultaneously studying two such wide-ranging subjects, Michaela explained that she had been interested in politics since starting at Otago Girls’.

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Rosa Miles-Seeley

It was not merely Rosa Miles-Seeley’s literary skills (and she has an abundance) that won over the grants committee for the Port Chalmers Lodge Bursary Award, it was more that Rosa has an total determination to succeed. At the grand old age of 18, Rosa bluntly informed us that her aim is to become a Member of Parliament.


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Alice Morrison (and Steve Walker)

Alice Morrison receives her certificate for her Port Chamers Bursaery from Steve Walker, Chair of the Port Chamers Community Board.


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