School of Music and Creative Media Production - Māori Scholarship

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Closing date: 31/10/2019   

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School of Music and Creative Media Production – Māori Scholarship

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Purpose
Provide support for a Māori applicant to pursue and achieve success in the Bachelor of Creative Media Production or the Bachelor of Commercial Music.

Value and Tenure
The award is valued to a maximum of $10,000 and is to be used to contribute to the tuition fees of the Bachelor of Creative Media Production or the Bachelor of Commercial Music Degree. The recipient will use the award against their fees for the first year of study, but in instances where the recipient is eligible for New Zealand Government Fees Free, the scholarship will be deferred to fees for their second and third years of study.

For a recipient who is not eligible for Fees Free in their first year of study, the payment terms will be as follows:
•A payment will be made directly into the scholarship awardee’s fees account by the Scholarships Office after the official withdrawal date of each semester for tuition fees, up to a maximum allocation as follows: $3,334 in the first year; $3,333 in second year; $3,333 in the third year.

For a recipient who is eligible for Fees Free in their first year of study, the payment terms will be as follows:
•A payment will be made directly into the scholarship awardee’s fees account by the Scholarships Office after the official withdrawal date of each semester for tuition fees, up to a maximum allocation as follows: $5,000 in the second year; $5,000 in the third year.

Typical Number on Offer
One

Eligibility
The scholarship is only available to a New Zealand citizen or resident.

All applicants must be intending to enrol:
•for full-time (minimum of 105 credits) study
•in the first year (i.e. 100 level) of the Bachelor of Creative Media Production or the Bachelor of Commercial Music
•at the Massey University Wellington campus.
•identify as being of Māori heritage

The award recipients must also meet the University admission requirements

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Selection Criteria
1.Applicants who can evidence their identity as being of Māori heritage and who show evidence of leadership and creative potential by:

Formal academic achievements: School leaver applicants must have attained an NCEA Level 2 certificate in Year12 (or the equivalent in Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) or International Baccalaureate (IB), or overseas qualification).
Non-school leaver applicants must be able to document academic achievements that are comparable with those required of school leaver applicants at University Entrance or similar.

2.Evidence of creative potential:

All applicants must submit a creative work to show their leadership skills and creative potential.

3.Reference letter or nominated oral reference:

Applicants should provide a referee to support your application. This can be can be from a local community leader, a teacher or principal, church leader, elder or other respected cultural leader. A letter can be provided, or the contact details of a nominated referee, including phone number, that the panel may call.

4.Creative work:

This can be in the form of a song, a recording, a video, a game, a website or animation. There are no limits, we are looking for creative brilliance in the applicant’s field of interest. The panel may request further examples of creative work.

Applications in Animation, Visual Effects, Film and Television, Creative Technologies , Games, Music Practice, Music Industry and Music Technology will be considered.

All Bachelor of Commercial Music applicants must attend an audition (Music Practice) or consultation (Music Industry; Music Technology), which provides an opportunity to demonstrate their creative potential and commitment. The pre- enrolment audition or consultation is part of the entry procedure for the Bachelor of Commercial Music.

Selection Panel
The Selection Committee will be comprised of two staff of the College of Creative Arts, and the Senior Kaupapa Māori Advisor or chosen representative. The Selection Committee has the right to refrain from making an award in the event of there being no suitable applicants and their decision is final.

Conditions of the Scholarship
The awardee will be required to sign a simple contract setting out the obligations associated with accepting this scholarship, which are:
•To be enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Creative Media Production or the Bachelor of Commercial Music.
•To abide by the rules and regulations of Massey University.
•To maintain good academic standing throughout their study.
•To advise the Programme Leader of Creative Media Production or Commercial Music immediately of any withdrawal from full-time study.
•To notify Massey University promptly of any change of address, telephone number or bank account details.

Closing Date
31 October


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