Study Area(s): Humanities
Scholarship Level: Masters Research
Closing Date(s): 15 July
Tenure: One year
Number offered: One
Value: $25,000 (please see additional information)
This scholarship was generously funded by friends of Annette Black to encourage and support students to pursue postgraduate study in History at Victoria University of Wellington.
This scholarship has been generously funded by friends of Annette Black in her honour and memory. Annette was a student at Victoria University of Wellington completing a BA (Hons) in History in 1965 and an MA thesis in History in 1970 (‘Nineteenth-century society and the reform of the endowed grammar schools, 1805-1874’). She later returned to study and completed a Diploma of Educational Studies in 1975 and an MBA in 1990. Annette had a highly successful career serving in several prominent roles for the New Zealand Law Society. She was recognised for her work promoting legal education in 2015 when she was named as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled, or be intending to enrol, in a Master’s thesis in History at Victoria University of Wellington. Selection will be based on academic merit. If there are candidates of equal merit, preference may be given to an applicant’s originating from outside major urban areas.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled or intending to enrol in a full-time Master's by Thesis at Victoria University of Wellington.
- Applicants must be majoring in History.
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 personal statement outlining the desired area of research and intended research project
- An academic reference
The successful recipient will be selected by the Programme Director of History (or their nominee) in consultation with the Head of School and other appropriate academic staff.
The scholarship will first pay tuition fees and levies, and the remainder of the scholarship to be paid as a monthly stipend.
The successful recipient will be asked to write a letter of thanks to the donor at the outset of their scholarship. They will also be asked to, at the end of their study, provide the abstract of their thesis to the donor summarising their work.
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