Deaf Studies Award

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 30 November 2020

Length of award

One year

Number of awards offered

Varies by year.

Purpose of award

Deaf Studies Award is to support Deaf students to complete the certificate in Deaf Studies: Teaching NZSL.

Selection criteria

The award is available to Deaf permanent residents of New Zealand who have been accepted for Deaf Studies at VUW. Selection is based on the candidate's potential to succeed, financial need, and commitment to working in the field of teaching NZSL or Deaf community development.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Payment of grant is made on proof of enrolment.

How do students apply?

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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How and when do students learn of the decision?

Decisions will normally be notified within four weeks of the closing date.

Decision makers

Grant and scholarship decisions are made by the DDF committee of Lesley Carmichael, Rachel McKee, and Victoria Manning.

History or background of award

In 1992, Sir Roy McKenzie established the Deaf Decade Trust funded by his Rangatira Ltd shares. Sir Roy originally planned the fund to operate for ten years, but it has continued into its third decade of life. Now called the Deaf Development Fund (DDF), it operates as a committee of the J R McKenzie Trust.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

Lesley Carmichael
J R McKenzie Trust
c/- 109c Golf Road, Paraparaumu Beach


Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in May 2020.