Prize details

Clifford Wallace Collins Memorial Trust

Value:

Approx. $750

Closing date:

15-Apr

Eligibility

The trust fund was established in 1980 to provide an annual award to support graduates of the University of Canterbury undertaking a course of study in Librarianship at a New Zealand university, and to commemorate the contribution made to the University and its library by Clifford Wallace Collins (1909-1979). Mr Collins was Librarian to Canterbury University College and the University of Canterbury from 1934 to 1971.

Information

Eligibilty criteria:

  • Applicants must have graduated, or be eligible to graduate, from the University of Canterbury.
  • Applicants must have applied for admission to a postgraduate programme in Information Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.
  • The award is tenable by students enrolled in a postgraduate programme in Information Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.

Selection process:

The award is made by the Council of the University of Canterbury on the recommendation of the Information Studies Programme Director of Victoria University of Wellington (or nominee).

Selection criteria:

In making a recommendation, the Information Studies Programme Director (or nominee) will consider:

  • academic achievement and financial need.
  • If, in any year, there is no candidate of sufficient merit, no award will be made.

Application process:

Applications, addressing the selection criteria, must be made by letter to the Information Studies Programme Director of Victoria University of Wellington by 15 April.

Co-tenability restrictions:

The award is co-tenable with any other award unless the conditions of the other award preclude this.

Payment schedule:

An award will be paid by direct credit to a recipient's nominated New Zealand bank account.

Conditions of acceptance:

  • The award must be taken up in the year in which it is offered.
  • Unless otherwise specified in the offer letter, an offer of an award will lapse if it is not formally accepted within one calendar month of the date of the offer.
  • A student may receive only one award from the Clifford Wallace Collins Memorial Trust.
  • In the event of withdrawal from enrolment during tenure of the award, such that a recipient is no longer enrolled in a postgraduate programme in Information Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, the award will be withdrawn, and any paid funds may be recovered.
  • By accepting the award, recipients permit publication and announcement of their acceptance.
  • Continuation of an award is conditional on satisfactory academic progress and adherence to the statutes and regulations of Victoria University of Wellington.