Awards and scholarships
The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies has prizes and scholarships available for students who show academic excellence.
Applied Linguistics prize
Prize awarded annually to the best student of the year at graduate level in Applied Linguistics. The amount of the award is approximately $500 for the purchase of books.
Discourse Analysis prize
Awarded every two years to the top student in Discourse and Meaning (LING 321).
English Speaking Union Award for Teachers of English
The funds for these awards are provided by The English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth (Wellington Branch) via the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation. The amount of the award is $500.
Ian Gordon Master’s Scholarship
These scholarships are intended to support students undertaking a Master's degree by coursework in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics or TESOL at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington. At least one scholarship will normally be targeted towards teachers returning to study
Ian A. Gordon Prize in Linguistics
The Ian A. Gordon Prize is awarded annually to the best piece of completed research (essay, project or thesis) on any aspect of the nature, structure or use of the English language by an Honours or Masters student in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. The prize has been awarded since 2004 but will only be available for a limited period at the discretion of the Ian Gordon Fund Committee. The amount of the award is $500.
Prize awarded annually to the best student of the year completing a BA with a major in Linguistics. The current value of the award is approximately $500.
Linguistics Taught Postgraduate Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students to undertake the degree of BA (Hons) or Master of Linguistics at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. One scholarship will be awarded each year.
The prize is awarded to the top student in Advanced Sociolinguistics (LING 330) who, preferably, is intending to continue to postgraduate study. Awarded every two years. The amount of the award is approximately $1000.
Wellington Doctoral scholarships
These scholarships are intended to encourage and support doctoral study (PhD) at Victoria University of Wellington.
To find out more about what PhD and postgraduate scholarships are on offer and how to apply, visit the postgraduate and doctoral scholarships page at the scholarships office site. Or visit the scholarships website for further information on all available prizes and scholarships.
Previously offered scholarships
Graeme Kennedy Masters Scholarship in Applied Linguistics/Linguistics
This scholarship was awarded annually and was offered from 2018 to 2020.