Graduate Women Wellington - Ella C Wilson Music Award

Study Area(s): Music
Scholarship Level: All postgraduate
Closing Date(s): 15 November
Tenure: One year
Award for: Women
Number offered: One
Value: $3,000 (subject to funds available)

Description

The award is to support students of the New Zealand School of Music who have completed a BMus (Hons) degree and intend to study an MMus or MMA degree in Musicology or Composition at the NZSM, OR students who have completed Part 1 of the MMusTher degree and intend to study Part 2 of the MMusTher degree at the NZSM.

History

The award was established in memory of a bequest made by Ella C Wilson who came to Wellington when she retired from Napier Girls' High School.

Eligibility

The award shall be open to female students who have completed a BMus (Hons) degree and intend to study a MMus or MMA degree in Musicology or Composition at the NZSM, OR students who have completed Part 1 of the MMusTher degree and intend to study Part 2 of the MMusTher degree at the NZSM. Applicants must be students of the New Zealand School of Music and be NZ citizens or permanent residents. Selection will be based on academic excellence and financial need.

Criteria

  • Applicants must be female students at the New Zealand School of Music
  • Applicants must have either completed a BMus (Hons) degree and intend to study an MMus or MMA degree in Musicology or Composition OR have completed Part 1 of the MMusTher degree and intend to continue onto Part 2 of the MMusTher degree
  • Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents
  • Applicants must be experiencing financial hardship

Application process

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 statement outlining personal qualities that offer the promise of future service to the community
  • Applicants must complete the financial section on the online application

Selection process

The successful recipient will be selected by a panel of appropriate New Zealand School of Music staff.

Additional information

Recipients must write a letter of thanks to the donor of this scholarship.

An acknowledgement of the support provided by Graduate Women Wellington must be included in all publicity or material resulting from this award.

The recipient will be expected to demonstrate engagement and contribute to the community and environment of the New Zealand School of Music. This may include but is not limited to, participation in ensembles, presentations, or performances at NZSM or university events.

Regulations and conditions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
  4. The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
  5. 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.
  6. Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
  7. 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.

Contact

Scholarships and PhD Admissions Office
scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
pg-research@vuw.ac.nz
summer-research@vuw.ac.nz
Phone 0800 04 04 04