Denise Gerard Scholarships

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $5,000

Closing dates for applications

Next: 4 April 2021

4 Apr 20

Length of award

1 year (or more)

Number of awards offered

Up to 5

Purpose of award

Miss Gerard's stated purpose in establishing the Scholarships was to assist students at the Elam School of Fine Arts who show industry, promise of artistic ability and are in need of financial assistance.

Selection criteria

The basis of selection shall be the quality of a candidate's portfolio, and demonstrated financial need.

To take up the Scholarships the recipients must have paid the fees, or have arranged to pay the fees, for full-time
enrolment in, Parts II, III or IV of the Bachelor of Fine Arts, or the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) at the University of

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

he Scholarships’ emolument shall be paid in a lump sum within one month of being awarded, or as otherwise directed by the Selection Committee.

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 shall be awarded annually by The University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of a Selection Committee, which shall comprise of the Head of the School of Fine Arts (or nominee), a representative of Studio Staff, and the Manager, Scholarships (or nominee).

History or background of award

Established in 1997 as the result of a bequest to the University from the late Miss B Gerard.

Additional information

The portfolio is to consist of six A4 colour photocopies of recent work. Financial need will be demonstrated through a brief statement detailing how any awarded money is going to be used, as well as a statement from an appropriate referee confirming financial hardship

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 April 2020.