The University of Otago is inviting applications for the $3,000 Alexander Leith Bagpipe And Drum Scholarship. The institution was established to assist students who have demonstrated an outstanding level of merit in solo performance in either Scottish piping or drumming and all-round academic ability, to attend the University of Otago. The Scholarship is open to intending students who are planning to enrol for study in the first year of a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Otago. See below for more information.
Scholarship is available to pursue Graduate degree program.
Field Of study:
It is awarded to study music.
Up to $3,000 towards the cost of tuition fees for the first year of study at the University of Otago.
Host Country Of Scholarship:
Country Eligible For The Scholarship:
Citizens of New Zealand are welcome to apply.
Eligibility For The $3,000 Alexander Leith Bagpipe And Drum Scholarship:
To be eligible, the following must be met:
- Applicants must be planning to enrol for study in the first year of a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Otago.
- Must be planning on specializing in a music performance paper in Scottish piping or drumming.
- The first degree from a recognized university and academically talented, disadvantaged based on the criteria of disability, socioeconomic status, and are not engaged at work at all or have been engaged at work but couldn’t able to cover their study expenses will be eligible for the scholarship.
- Must demonstrate financial difficulty to finance graduate university education and,
- Applicants must have leadership/community giveback experience or potential.
How To Apply For The Scholarship:
To apply, applicants must:
- Submit an application on the prescribed form to the University of Otago Scholarship Office nos later than 1 December of the year preceding that of intended tenure of the scholarship.
- Arrange for a reference from their music tutor regarding the applicant’s potential (on the prescribed form) to be forwarded to the Scholarships Office no later than 1 December.
- Outline (on the application form) their all-around academic ability, and other interests outside of music, including evidence of community involvement and/or ability to engage in the community.
- Submit with their application form a statement of up to 500 words outlining why they have chosen their program of study at the University of Otago and what they see as the benefits of this university study.
- Submit their NCEA Level 2 Results Notice or equivalent assessment documentation with their application form, or evidence of being 20 years or over.
- Applicants may be required to attend an interview either in person or by teleconference, and the University will meet reasonable expenses associated with participation.
Application Closing Date:
December 1, 2018