Scholarship detail

William Wallace Gibson Memorial Scholarship

Value:

$2000.00

Tenure of award:

One year.

Closing dates for applications:

15 November 2019
15 November 2020
Usually closes on 15 November.

Number of awards offered:

One each year.

History or background of award

Bill Gibson was a Presbyterian Minister who served in a number of Parish roles and as the Executive Director of Presbyterian Support Services. He was an active freemason, serving as the Grand Chaplain. His death ends a family relationship between New Zealand Pacific No. 2 and the Gibson family spanning over a hundred years and four generations. This Scholarship is being awarded in his memory.

Purpose of award

One scholarship shall be awarded biennially to a postgraduate student in Religious Studies at Victoria University to provide support for postgraduate students in Religious Studies whilst they are engaged in research.

Selection criteria

* The award is open to all postgraduate Religious Studies students, irrespective of faith, nationality, marital status, sex or age.
* The selection will be made on the basis of an expression of interest to the Religious Studies Programme Director. The Programme Faculty will then reduce the list of nominees to three students who will be interviewed by a sub-Committee of the Lodge.
* The successful candidate will be chosen on the basis of a panel interview with Lodge members where three areas will be discussed:
o The candidate's academic merit,
o Their engagement in community activities, and
o The purpose for which the Scholarship proceeds will be used.

How do students apply?

Applicants should submit an expression of research interest, plus a CV, to the Programme Director of Religious Studies.
Regulations

Additional information

Scholarship recipients may hold this and other awards simultaneously.

Decision makers

The selection will be made on the basis of expression of interest to the Religious Studies Programme Director. The Programme Faculty will then reduce the list of nominees to three students who will be interviewed by a sub-Committee of the Lodge. The most deserving candidate in the opinion of the Lodge will receive the scholarship.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

* The successful candidate is expected to prepare and deliver a lecture to the Lodge, of up to half an hour in length, on a topic they are studying during the year in which they shall have received the Scholarship.
* The Victoria University Foundation will ask recipients to write thank you letters on receiving the Award and an end of year progress report to the donor.

Who else has information about this award?

The Religious Studies Programme Director.

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
E-mail: scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships