Sir Roy McKenzie Music Therapy Scholarship
History and purpose
This scholarship is for students studying the Master of Music Therapy degree / PhD candidate at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.
The New Zealand Society for Music Therapy (Music Therapy New Zealand) wishes to honour the late Sir Roy McKenzie a long-term benefactor to music therapy in New Zealand, by offering scholarships for students studying the Master of Music Therapy degree, or as a registered PhD candidate.
Who is eligible?
This scholarship is offered to students who have at least completed the first year of the Master of Music Therapy degree and intend to enrol in the second year of this programme; or students who have completed the second year of Master of Music Therapy degree and about to register for PhD studies; or someone who has a close professional association with the Master of Music Therapy course at the New Zealand School of Music and intends to pursue further qualifications at New Zealand School of Music. Applicants can be enrolled full-time or part-time. Applicants must also be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
- Applicants must have at least completed the first year of the Master of Music Therapy degree and intend to enrol in the second year of this programme; or have completed the second year of Master of Music Therapy degree and is about to register for PhD studies; or someone who has a close professional association with the Master of Music Therapy course and intends to pursue further qualifications at New Zealand School of Music.
- Applicants must be New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
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 briefly the proposed research programme/course to be undertaken, as well as how the scholarship's fund will be utilised
- A reference from an academic (to be requested via the online application)
The successful recipient will be selected by a panel of appropriate New Zealand School of Music staff, and an external member of Music Therapy New Zealand (MThNZ).
The scholarship shall be paid in two equal instalments in April and August upon satisfactory progress reports from the scholar’s supervisor.
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 4:30 pm 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 either full or part-time (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 (with the exception of circumstances beyond a student's control. e.g. COVID factors).
- The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
- The selection panel may refrain from making an award in the event of there being no suitable applicants or insufficient funds.
- 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 the University 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.
Scholarships and PhD Admissions Office
Phone 0800 04 04 04