Marion Rayward Memorial Scholarship in Music
This scholarship provides opportunities for music teachers or music teachers in training to engage in study, research or practical work in music.
The Marion Rayward Memorial Scholarship in Music arises from a fund established to commemorate the lively interest and contribution to music of Marion Rayward; teacher, student, music adviser, Teachers' College lecturer.
Who is eligible?
This scholarship is available to students intending to do research at post graduate level at the New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōkī in the field of Music Education. Master’s or Doctoral research is preferred, though Honours level research and projects may be considered. Research or projects which may lead to qualification or enhanced professional practice of the applicant may also be considered.
- Applicants for the scholarship must be intending to undertake research at Masters or PhD level. Honours level applicants may be considered.
- Applicants must be intending to undertake research in the field of Music Education at the New Zealand School of Music, 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 detailed description of proposed course of study and/or research project
- A personal statement describing financial circumstances and an estimate of expenses involved in the proposed programme/research
Selection will be made by a committee comprising representative from the New Zealand School of Music and a representative from the Faculty of Education (who specialises in Music Education) at Victoria University of Wellington.
Recipients must write a letter of thanks to the donor of this scholarship.
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
- 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.