George Pirouet Scholarship in Latin American Studies

Updated: 11 days ago
Deadline: 31 Oct 2021

Study Area(s): Humanities

Scholarship Level: All postgraduate; Master’s Research; Doctoral

Closing Date(s): 31 October

Tenure: One Year

Number offered: One

Value: $8,000 (please see additional information)


Description

This scholarship is to support students who to undertake postgraduate study in Latin American studies, in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington.


History

This scholarship was established through a bequest from the late George Trachy Pirouet who graduated from Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington, with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English, Greek and History in 1963. In 1975 Mr Pirouet took over the running of Millbrook House, a hotel near St. Helier in the Channel Islands which had been in his family since 1848. He maintained a keen interest in Victoria University of Wellington.


Eligibility

Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled, or be intending to enrol full-time, in a Master's by thesis or PhD in a topic in Latin American studies at Victoria University of Wellington. Selection will be based on academic merit.


Criteria
  • Applicants must be enrolled, or be intending to enrol, in a Master's by thesis or PhD in a topic in Latin American studies at Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Applicants must be full-time students.
  • Applicants can be domestic or international students.

Application process

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.

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Scholarship specific documentation
  • A personal statement outlining the desired area of research and their intended research project.
  • One academic reference.

Selection process

The successful recipient will be selected by a panel of at least three members of academic staff in relevant disciplines, appointed by the Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Additional information

The value of the scholarship is $8,000. The successful recipient will be able to choose if they want this to be paid towards tuition fees or paid as a monthly stipend.

The successful recipient is expected to write a letter of thanks to the executors for the estate of the donor within one month of receiving the scholarship, and to provide a copy of their thesis at the end of their study.


Regulations and conditions
  • 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 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
  • 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.
  • The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
  • The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
  • Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria University of Wellington 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.
  • Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
  • 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
    Phone0800 04 04 04


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