New Zealand Pacific Lodge Music Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to promote the organ, brass and woodwind instruments by supporting current or aspiring students of these instruments. The scholarship is intended to support the recipient in their studies and in their involvement in the community.
New Zealand Pacific Lodge was one of the first Freemasons' lodges in New Zealand and has met regularly in Wellington since 1842. This scholarship recognises the long tradition of music in Freemasonry. New Zealand Pacific Lodge has a proud tradition dating back to its first meeting in Wellington (then Port Nicholson) in 1842. It gives generously to charity and supports many community initiatives.
The scholarship is open to current students at Victoria University of Wellington whose principal instrument is the organ, or brass and woodwind instruments, or who intend to extend their studies to include this instrument. This scholarship welcomes applications from students who can demonstrate their community service, personal development, integrity, and hard work in their studies, in the promotion of the organ, and in their personal life. Financial hardship (if applicable) will also be taken into consideration.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington.
- Applicants must be studying the organ or aspiring to study the organ or a brass and woodwind instrument.
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 your musical experience and the nature of your studies, as well as your future aspirations, values and any financial hardship and details of how you will use the scholarship funds.
The successful recipient will be selected by a panel of members of New Zealand Pacific Lodge and representatives from the New Zealand School of Music.
Final selection may be based on the outcome of a short interview with the evaluation panel.
Recipients must write a letter of thanks to the donor of this scholarship.
The recipient should also be willing to attend one of New Zealand Pacific Lodge's monthly dinners, speak about their studies, and perform a short musical presentation.
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.