W.H. (Bill) Vaughan Trust Scholarship in Mathematics
Two scholarships shall be awarded annually to students completing their final year at school and enrolling in full-time study (majoring in Mathematics) at Victoria University of Wellington the following year.
This Scholarship has been established by W.H. (Bill) Vaughan Trust to assist a high school student to attend Victoria University of Wellington to study Mathematics. W.H. (Bill) Vaughan worked for many years writing, printing and distributing model solutions for students studying for University Entrance Bursary and Scholarship Examinations.
- Applicants must be intending to major in Mathematics.
- The successful recipient will be selected on their Year 13 grades in Mathematics; and a written application including a statement setting out reasons for wanting to study Mathematics at university.
- Applicants must be New Zealand citizens and permanent residents only.
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 reference letter from their high school principal
- Personal statement on why they would like to major in the study of Mathematics at Victoria University of Wellington
The successful recipient will be selected on their Year 13 grades in Mathematics; and their written statement setting out reasons for wanting to study Mathematics at university.
The selection panel shall consist of a representative of the former W.H. (Bill) Vaughan Trust (or senior teacher of Secondary Mathematics, nominated by the Wellington Mathematics Association if a former Trust representative is not available), the Head of the School of Mathematical and Computing Sciences (or nominee), and if necessary a representative selected by the Scholarships Office.
The Victoria University of Wellington Foundation shall determine the value of the scholarship after consideration of the income from the fund. The funds shall be paid to the successful recipient after they have commenced their full-time study at Victoria University of Wellington.
Scholarship recipients may hold this and other awards simultaneously.
The Victoria University of Wellington Foundation will expect recipients to write a letter of thanks to the donor on receipt of the award and an end of year progress report.
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.