Scholarship detail

Ian Pollard Organ Scholarship


Approximately $2,500 (subject to funds available)

Tenure of award:

One year

Closing dates for applications:

01 October 2019
01 October 2020
1 October

Number of awards offered:

One each year.

History or background of award

This scholarship was established in 2009, through the Victoria University Foundation, from a bequest from the estate of Mr. Ian Pollard to support talented students of the organ enrolled at the New Zealand School of Music.

Purpose of award

Applicants must be enrolled at the New Zealand School of Music and be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand. The award is designed to support talented undergraduate or postgraduate students of the organ and selection will be based on merit.

If the selection panel in their discretion consider no person in a particular year to be a suitable recipient of the benefit under the principal purpose, funds may be provided for a visiting fellow in organ whose work enhances the preservation of performance, training and/or development of organ music at the New Zealand School of Music.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be students of the organ enrolled at the New Zealand School of Music. They may be at either postgraduate or undergraduate level.

How do students apply?

Apply online

Decision makers

The successful recipient will be selected by a panel of appropriate New Zealand School of Music staff.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Recipients are required to write a letter of thanks to the donor's representative on receipt of the award.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Position: The Scholarships Office
Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 463 5557