Scholarships and awards

View the wide variety of scholarships and awards available to students at the School of Design Innovation.

Victoria University of Wellington scholarships

The Victoria University of Wellington Scholarships Office have numerous scholarships available.

They maintain the Scholarships Database, a comprehensive list of all available scholarships with criteria, value, tenure and closing dates. For best results when searching the database, keep the search terms broad.

The office welcomes enquiries from students and staff. Either email scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz or drop in to 10 Kelburn Parade between 8.00 am and 4.30 pm.

School of Design Innovation student success in Best Awards 2021

Project, School of Design Innovation student/graduate, (lecturer(s)), award:

Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation Excellence Awards 2021

  • Excellence Award for First Year Design: Lawrence Reid and Shaz Hutching-Bell
  • Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation Excellence Award for Design for Social Innovation: Rebecca Jeromson and Sophia Meldrum
  • Excellence Award for Industrial Design: Eliot Lundon Moore and Evan Vallender
  • Excellence Award for Media Design: Laura Garcia and Ginny Lee
  • Excellence Award for Interaction Design: Isabella Carter and Cody Westerman
  • Excellence Award for Animation Design: Jim Guo and Michelle Pretorius
  • Excellence Award for Communication Design: Tahlia Conrad-Hinga and Caleb Spierings
  • Excellence Award for Fashion Design: Alexandra Growcott and Lexie Etherington

School of Design Innovation industry awards 2021

  • Springload Award for Innovation and Excellence within Design for Social Innovation:  Annalise Scott
  • New Zealand Product Accelerator Award for Excellence in Industrial Design: Sanika Ratanpal
  • Gibson Group Award for Innovation and Excellence within Media Design: (Group project) Poorly Designed Robots by Jamie Gambles, Grace Smyth, Jesse Redstall, Adam Kwiecien, Quinn Herring, Elias Wood
  • IBM Award for Making a Difference through Innovation and Excellence in Interaction Design: Georgia Windle
  • Ocean Design Award for Excellence in Communication Design: Ronia Ibrahim
  • Fox and Co. Award for Excellence in Animation and Visual Effects: Monique Corich Hermans
  • The Walker Sotech Award for Innovation and Excellence in Fashion Design Technology: Olivia Campbell

Past School of Design Innovation awards

The School of Design Innovation has many awards on offer, a number of these are in association with industry and include the following:

PikPok Prize for Innovation and Excellence in Media Design (BDI)

Gibson Group Prize for Innovation and Excellence in Design for Social Innovation (BDI)

Frucor Prize for Industrial Design Excellence in Brand Fame

Howard Wright Prize for Innovation and Excellence in Industrial Design (BDI)

Weta Workshop 3D Printing Genius Award for Innovation and Excellence in 3D printing

Formway Design Award for the Best Project in the Master of Design Innovation

Empathy Design Award for Achievement in Design Research in the Master of Design Innovation

Henry Hughes Prize for Innovation and Excellence in Design—Design for Social Innovation

Henry Hughes Prize for Innovation and Excellence in Design—Industrial Design

Henry Hughes Prize for Innovation and Excellence in Design—Media Design

Henry Hughes Prize for Innovation and Excellence in Design—Master of Design Innovation

STUDiO Prize for First Year Design—Emergent Designer Award

Faculty of Architecture and Design Excellence Awards for Creativity in Design for Social Innovation

Faculty of Architecture and Design Excellence Awards for Creativity in Media Design