NMIT Toss Woollaston Art Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?


Closing dates for applications

Next: 12 February 2021

12 FEB 21

Length of award

One year. The scholarship is a one off payment towards course fees to the maximum value of $1000.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

Open to New Zealand students studying art and design full-time at NMIT who show the potential to make a significant contribution to the New Zealand art scene.

Selection criteria

You must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and enrolled on a full-time art and design programme at NMIT. You’ll need to demonstrate your potential to make a significant contribution to the New Zealand art scene through the submission of a portfolio or sample of your work, demonstrate the need for financial assistance and show you have the potential to become an ambassador for Creative Industries.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

What do you need to commit to? Attending the scholarship presentation ceremony. Agreeing to be available for promotional purposes by NMIT and the Woollaston family.

How do students apply?

Applications must be forwarded on an official online application form and received by NMIT by 5.00pm on 20 Feb 20. Late applications will not be accepted.
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How and when do students learn of the decision?

The scholarships will be announced early in the academic year and awarded at a function shortly thereafter. You must attend the ceremony or the scholarship may be withdrawn.

Decision makers

The decision about awarding the scholarships will be made by a panel which includes NMIT representatives. Decisions of the Panel are final and are not open to appeal.

History or background of award

In 1999 the Wollaston family gifted NMIT a watercolour from Toss Woollaston’s estate and permission to honour him with a student scholarship in his name. The painting became part of the NMIT art collection. Some artworks are leased to the community and the revenue is used to create scholarships. The Toss Woollaston scholarship is available to full-time students in any art and design programme at NMIT.

Additional information

If a debt exists to Studylink or NMIT it will be paid to these accounts. If no debt exists it will be paid into your nominated bank account.

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

Scholarship Co-ordinator
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Private Bag 19, Nelson 7024
0800 422 733


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 January 2021.