C. Wright Mills Scholarship in Criminology
The scholarship is open to graduates of any university in New Zealand or of the University of the South Pacific, who are enrolled or intending to enrol full-time or part-time, in a Masters by thesis or a PhD in Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington.
This scholarship, along with the C. Wright Mills Scholarship in Anthropology (University of Canterbury), partly replaces the C. Wright Mills Scholarship in Sociology and Criminology at University of Canterbury, which had been established in 1985 by Dr. Charles P. Sedgwick in memory of Jean Margaretta Rhoda Morgan and Peter Warmsley Sedgwick and as a tribute to the noted American sociologist C. Wright Mills.
This scholarship is open to students who are enrolled or intending to enrol full-time or part-time, in a Masters by thesis or a PhD in Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington.
A recipient of this scholarship who is not already enrolled in a programme for a Masters by thesis in Criminology or a PhD in Criminology should normally be enrolled in such a programme by 31 March in the year following application. A recipient who is unable to enrol by the applicable deadline must seek permission from the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences to take up the scholarship at a later date. Without this permission the award will be terminated.
- Applicants must be enrolled or intending to enrol full-time or part-time, in a Masters by thesis or a PhD in Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington.
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 CV
- An expression of research interest
- A statement of financial hardship
The successful recipient will be selected by a committee comprising the Head of the Criminology Programme (or nominee), the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (or nominee) and the donor (or nominee).
Recipients must write a letter of thanks to the donor of this scholarship.
The scholarship is tenable for one year. Tenure may be extended for a further year on the recommendation of the Institute of Criminology based on the recipient's:
- satisfactory progress on his or her thesis, and
- satisfactory contribution to the academic programme of the Institute of Criminology.
Regulations and conditions
- If in any year, there are no candidates of sufficient merit, no award will be made. In such a case, the income for the year will be added to the capital of the fund for use in a subsequent year, as appropriate.
- Unless otherwise specified in the offer letter, an offer of a scholarship will lapse if it is not accepted, within one calendar month of the offer being made.
- A scholarship will be tenable with any other scholarship, bursary or award unless the conditions of the other award preclude this.
- A condition of acceptance is that recipients permit publication and announcement of their acceptance of the award, and that they will be willing to engage in Victoria University of Wellington community activities, such as student mentoring, acting as University ambassadors, and being involved with publicity as approriate.
- In the event of a recipient's withdrawal from a programme for an Masters by thesis or PhD in Criminology, the scholarship will be withdrawn, and any paid funds may be recovered.
- Continuation of the scholarship is conditional on satisfactory academic progress and adherence to the University's statutes and regulations.