Marion Rayward Memorial Scholarship in Music

Study Area(s): Music
Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year; Undergraduate (returning); Masters Research; Doctoral; Honours
Closing Date(s): 15 October
Tenure: One year
Number offered: Varies
Value: Varies

Description

This scholarship provides opportunities for music teachers or music teachers in training to engage in study, research or practical work in music or other related spheres including music therapy, dance and movement.

History

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.

Eligibility

This scholarship is available to students intending to do research at Master's or a PhD level. The scholarship is available for research in the field of music education supervised at any New Zealand university. There are also a number of small grants available to individuals proposing personal study which may lead to qualification or enhanced professional practice. Grants have also been awarded to organisations for the provision of musical opportunities which will develop music in the community and for assistance with publications or music events. These scholarships are open to any level of undergraduate or postgraduate study for music teachers or music teachers training to study at Victoria University of Wellington.

Criteria

  • Applicants for the scholarship must be intending to undertake research at Masters or PhD level
  • Applicants must be intending to undertake research in the field of music education

Application process

A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm 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.

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 process

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.

Additional information

Recipients must write a letter of thanks to the donor of this scholarship.

Regulations and conditions

  1. A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
  4. The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
  5. Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria 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.
  6. Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
  7. 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.

Contact

Scholarships and PhD Admissions Office
scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
pg-research@vuw.ac.nz
summer-research@vuw.ac.nz
Phone +64 463 5557