Alastair Whitelaw Scholarship in History
This Scholarship is designed to encourage and support Māori or Pasifika students to pursue study in History at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington.
This Scholarship arises from a bequest under the Will of Alastair Whitelaw, who died in 2015. Teaching and history were both his lifelong passion. He graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 1955. He went on to complete an MA at Oxford and had a long career as a secondary school teacher. He taught history at both St Kentigern’s and King’s College in Auckland where he was also a Boarding Housemaster.
Who is eligible?
- Applicants must be of Māori or Pasifika descent.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled or intending to enrol in 300 or 400 level in History at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington.
- Applicants must be majoring in History.
Applicants for this scholarship must be intending to enrol in 300 or 400 level in History at Victoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka. Selection will be based on academic merit.
A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4.30 pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.
Scholarship specific documentation
- A personal statement outlining the desired area of research and their intended research project.
- Applicants must provide an academic reference.
Selection will be made by the Programme Director of History (or their nominee) in consultation with the Head of School and other appropriate academic staff.
Students are asked to write a letter of thanks to the donor at the outset of their scholarship.
Regulations and conditions
- A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
- All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
- The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
- The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
- Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria University of Wellington during the tenure of this scholarship or fail to achieve a satisfactory progress, partial repayment of the Scholarship will normally be expected. Recipients must advise the Scholarships Office if they intend to withdraw.
- Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
- At the discretion of the Deciding Authority, the application of the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.