Jack Pearce Research Scholarship in New Zealand or English History
History and purpose
The scholarship is in memory of Jack Pearce (1911-1994) who wanted to go to university but was unable to do so as a young man. University education was rare in those days, there were no grants and his father probably reasoned that as he and his five brothers had all achieved success in life with only a secondary education, further education was unnecessary for his son. The scholarship named in Jack Pearce's memory is being established by Jack's daughter, Brenda Joyce. As a result of this scholarship, many young people will have opportunities for further education that Brenda and her father Jack would have cherished.
The Jack Pearce Postgraduate Scholarship in English or New Zealand History established through the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation, offers New Zealand students the opportunity to gain postgraduate experience in the area of New Zealand and English history.
Who is eligible?
- The scholarship is open to a full-time Master's by thesis student undertaking research in New Zealand or English History at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
- Students who are intending to transfer to Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington from other universities are eligible to apply.
- Applicants must be intending to enrol in a full-time Master's by Thesis at Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington.
- Applicants must be intending to undertake research in New Zealand History or English History.
- The scholarship will be made primarily on the basis of academic merit and the ability of the University to supervise the proposed research.
- Where there is a difficulty in distinguishing between applicants financial need may be taken into account.
If no suitable applicant is available in any one year, the scholarship will not be awarded and the funds will be re-invested.
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 brief description of the research topic to be undertaken
- A personal statement
- Complete the Financial Information section of the application
- A reference (to be requested via the online application)
The successful recipient will be selected by the University Scholarship Committee, in consultation with the donor.
The value of the scholarship is $20,000 to be paid towards tuition fees with the reminder paid directly to the student as a stipend.
Recipients must write a letter of thanks to the donor of this scholarship and submit an end of year progress.
The scholarship may not be held in conjunction with other major postgraduate scholarships.
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 not 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.