Marion Rayward Memorial Scholarship in Music

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What does the scholarship get me?

Varies annually

Closing dates for applications

Next: 15 October 2022

15 Oct 2019

Length of award

One year

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide opportunity and encouragement for music teachers or music teachers in training to engage in study, research or practical work in music or other related spheres including music therapy, dance and movement.

Selection criteria

This scholarship is available to those students intending to do research leading to a Master's degree or a PhD. The scholarship is available for research in a field of music education supervised at any New Zealand univeristies.

There are also a number of small grants available to individuals proposing personal study which may lead to qualification or enhanced professional practise. Grants have also been awarded to organisations for the provision of musical opportunities which will develop music in the community and for assistance with publications or music events. These scholarships are open to any level of undergraduate or postgaduate study for music teachers or music teachers training to study at Victoria University of Wellington.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Applicants should check the regulations of any other scholarships held to ascertain whether this scholarship may be held at the same time.

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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Decision makers

Scholarships shall be awarded by a selection committee comprising representatives from the New Zealand School of Music and a representative from the Faculty of Education (specialised in Music Education), Victoria University of Wellington.

History or background of award

The Marion Rayward Memorial Scholarship in Music (the "scholarship") arises from a fund established to commemorate the lively interest and contribution to music of Marion Rayward; teacher, student, music adviser, teachers' college lecturer.

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

The Scholarships Office
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
+64 4 463 5557


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 October 2020.