Marie D'Albini Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $3,000 pa.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 1 November 2022

Applications close with the Scholarships Office on 1 November in the year preceeding the award.

Length of award

2 years of tenure to the recipient, but this offered annually.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

For the founding and carrying on of a musical and vocal Scholarship.

Selection criteria

Each candidate will be examined in Singing, and the programme will consist of a Recitative and aria from either an opera or oratorio, a German Lied and an art-song setting of an English language text.


What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The Scholarship may not be held concurrently with the Pears-Britten Scholarship in Singing but may be held with any other scholarship, bursary or award if the regulations of that scholarship, bursary or award do not preclude co-tenure.


How do students apply?

Scholarship applications will usually open around six weeks before the closing date. Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible before you apply.
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How and when do students learn of the decision?

Approximately six weeks after the closing date by letter or email.

Decision makers

The Scholarship will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the result of an examination to be conducted by the Head of the School of Music (or nominee), with the assistance of another member of staff from the School of Music; and a third examiner, who will not normally be a current member of staff in the School of Music.

History or background of award

This Scholarship was established from a fund bequeathed to the University under the Will of the late Mrs Shipherd.

Additional information

If no award is made in any year, the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Music may award the Scholarship to a student pursuing a programme in the School of Music, or to a graduate or holder of a Diploma in Music of a New Zealand University who is continuing his or her studies at an institution outside New Zealand.


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

The Scholarship Office
The University of Auckland
+64 9 373 7599


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 November 2020.