2020 Scholarship - Worth $2,500

In 2019 Opt4 and Sass came together and developed a scheme called RISE Scholarship, where one lucky person in Marlborough receives a range of training workshops and courses to the value of $2,500!!  Applications open soon for the 2020 RISE Scholarship.


This is ideal for anyone who wants to upskill, change career paths, get back into the workforce or get into the workforce altogether.  The scholarship includes:

  • Sass Microsoft Excel 2016 Beginner to Intermediate Workshop

  • Sass Microsoft Word 2016 Beginner to Intermediate Workshop

  • Sass Microsoft Outlook & Email Management Workshop 

  • Sass Xero Basics+ Workshop or Sass Computer Basics Workshop

  • Sass Master Your Financial Skills Workshop

  • CV and Cover Letter completed by Opt4

  • Opt4 Interviewing Skills & Techniques one-on-one training

  • One-week work experience with Opt4, which includes Ace Payroll training and Social Media Advertising

Why Rise Scholarship?

Opt4 are about getting people into jobs and we, Sass, are about upskilling people and helping them achieve their dreams. It really was obvious that we should team together and help our community upskill to increase their career opportunities.

Testimonials from our 2019 scholarship winner:

Xero Basics+ Workshop “The Xero Workshop was really good. I learnt a lot of good tips and tricks that I will be able to apply to the workplace one day. I have learnt so much already through this scholarship, so I am really excited for the Microsoft Word workshop that is coming up soon as this is predominantly what I use on a daily basis for my study”. 

Microsoft Word Beginner to Intermediate Workshop “The course was fantastic! I learnt so many great tips and tricks that will save me lots of time. I can't wait to put them to use”. 

Microsoft Excel Beginner to Intermediate Workshop “I really enjoyed the workshop. There was definitely a lot more information than I was expecting, but it was awesome, and I learnt heaps”.

Master Your Financial Skills Workshop “The workshop was really good! I knew a bit about the content that was covered already, but the way Kelly explained certain things made my understanding a lot clearer. What I have learned from this workshop will definitely help me with my studies”. 

How to Enter:

Entering is easy, just nominate the person (yourself or someone else) add a quick paragraph or two on why they/you deserve the scholarship, click submit and it's done.

  • Nominations opened Monday 4th November 2019 through to Friday 31st January 2020

  • Ensure you like Sass or Opt4 Facebook pages to keep up-to-date with announcements and shortlists

  • Enter through the below form

2019 RISE Scholarship Winner


  • All workshops are based on the dates that Sass hold their workshops throughout the year (generally a wide range of dates to choose from)

  • All workshops and training sessions must be completed by 3oth November 2020

  • The person who receives the scholarship agrees to giving statements/testimonials about the training and/or photos being used on website or social media

  • A shortlist will be made where candidates will be expected to attend a short interview

  • The winner is chosen by both Opt4 and Sass, and will be announced by Friday 14 February 2020

Enter Your Nomination Here

Level 4, Rangitane House

2 Main Street

Blenheim 7201


Ph: 03 577 7128

Fax: 03 929 3552

Email: info@sass.nz


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