Joan Mattingley and Charles Cameron Scholarship

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 31 Jan 2022

Study Area(s): Music; Science

Scholarship Level: Master’s Research; All postgraduate; Master's by coursework

Closing Date(s): 31 January

Tenure: One year (with the opportunity to reapply for a second year)

Number offered: Up to two annually (comprising one in Chemistry and one in Music)

Value: $15,000 each (subject to funds available)


Description

The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage enrolment in Master’s programmes in both Chemistry and Music which may include domestic or international travel components.


History

The scholarship was established from the bequest of Dr Joan Mattingley, who graduated with a PhD in Biological Chemistry in 1977. Her husband Charles Cameron had a lifelong interest in music. The scholarship provides funds administered by the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation, for Master’s studies - separately in Chemistry and in Music, and can include a domestic and overseas travel component.


Eligibility

The scholarships are open to full-time or transferring students enrolling in a Master’s programme in Chemistry at the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences or students enrolling in a Master’s programme at Te Kōkī - the New Zealand School of Music, Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington.


Criteria
  • Applicants must be current full-time or transferring students enrolling in a Master’s degree programme in Chemistry or Music at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Preference may be given to applicants who have completed all, or a substantial portion of their undergraduate degree in Chemistry in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences or in Music at Te Kōkī - the New Zealand School of Music at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington.

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.


Scholarship specific documentation
  • A detailed budget and plan on how you intend to use the scholarship funds (budget may include an international or domestic travel component, e.g. to attend auditions or conferences, or for research purposes)
  • Evidence of enrolment to show acceptance into the intended programme

Selection process

The successful recipient will be selected by panels from Te Kōkī - the New Zealand School of Music and from the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences following consultation with senior staff from the relevant disciplines.


Additional information

Recipients will be asked to write a letter of appreciation within a month of being notified, to the family of Joan Mattingley and Charles Cameron.

Recipients will also be expected to provide a brief summary of their achievements while on the course.


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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