Elizabeth Pearse Music Scholarship

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Elizabeth Pearse Music Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2018 in memory of the late Mrs Elizabeth Pearse to fund the study of music at Masters or PhD level

This scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

Student TypeMasters or PhD
Area of StudyCreative Arts and Media - Music
Total Value$8,000
Duration1 year
Number available1
Applications Open25 September 2018
Applications Close30 November 2018

Am I eligible?

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship:

  • I am an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa; and
  • I am or intend to enrol full time in PhD, or Master of Philosophy with Music as my specialist area of study

What would I receive?

If you are a successful applicant of this scholarship you will receive $8,000 paid in two instalments after census date of Study Period 1 and Study Period 2.

How do I apply?

Applications must be submitted on the official application form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.

Applicants must submit with the official form, where appropriate:

  • An outline of your research proposal
  • Two letters of recommendation, and;
  • a copy of your curriculum vitae; and
  • a certified copy of your academic record if from another institution.
  • Any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion of you as an applicant.

When applying for a scholarship it is very important that you answer all the questions and include all relevant documents.  Your application and relevant documents must be submitted before the closing date. If an application is incomplete, it will not be considered.

The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquiries as to the applicant’s good character and suitability to receive the scholarship, which includes authorisation for the Selection Committee to examine the applicant’s academic record, and seek opinions from relevant members of the academic staff of this University or any other academic institution.

What happens now?

Your application is checked for completeness and eligibility, and you will receive an email confirmation it has been received. After the closing date it will be individually assessed and put forward to a selection committee who will rank your application against others who have applied. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

SCHOLARSHIP RULES

Introduction

This scholarship was established in 2018 in memory of the late Mrs Elizabeth Pearse to fund the study of music at Masters or PhD level

This scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy..

Nature of the Scholarship

The value of the scholarship will be $8,000 paid in two instalments after census date of study period 1 and study period 2.

Eligibility Criteria

The Elizabeth Pearse Music Scholarship will be open to competition among applicants who:

  • Are domestic students, i.e. Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa; and
  • Are or intend to enrol full time in PhD, or Master of Philosophy with Music as their specialist area of study

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria are:

  • Previous study GPA
  • Quality of research proposal
  • Two letters of recommendation the character of the candidate for the award; and
  • any other criteria that the Selection Committee deems appropriate, including whether the candidate has, or will receive any other scholarship assistance during their studies.

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted on the official application form no later than the date set by the Selection Committee for the year in which the award is to be made.

Applicants must submit with the official form, where appropriate:

  • Two letters of recommendation, and;
  • Their curriculum vitae, and;
  • An outline of their research proposal.
  • A certified copy of their academic record, if from another institution;
  • any other supporting documentation that would assist the Selection Committee in developing an opinion as to the merit of the application.
  • Applications submitted without the relevant documentation will not be considered.

The applicant authorises the Selection Committee to make such enquiries as to the applicant’s good character and suitability to receive the bursary, which includes authorisation for the Selection Committee to examine the applicant’s academic record, and seek opinions from relevant members of the academic staff of this University or any other academic institution.

Selection Process

The award of the scholarship shall be made in the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee, which shall comprise:

  • Dean, College of Arts, Society & Education(Chair), or nominee
  • Head of Humanities and Creative Arts (HCA), or nominee; and
  • One other member from the College of Arts, Society & Education as chose by the chair, or nominee.

The Selection Committee reserves the right:

  • Not to award a Scholarship in any year if, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, there is no candidate of sufficient merit to warrant an award;
  • The Selection Committee may require applicants to undertake an interview as part of their application.
  • The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the selection of the Scholarship awardee.

The Selection Committee will determine all matters relating to the selection of the Scholarship awardee.

Payment

Monies payable to the recipient of an award shall be paid at in 2 instalments after the census date of study period 1 and study period 2..

Ongoing Eligibility

  • The recipient must maintain satisfactory progress reports.
  • The College of Arts, Society & Education will review and confirm all matters regarding ongoing eligibility; and
  • Where the recipient fails to meet this requirement evidence of special circumstances contributing to the performance must be provided to the Selection Committee for consideration of ongoing eligibility.
  • The recipient of the scholarship shall continue to receive the award on condition that in the opinion of the Selection Committee, and on advice from the head of the school in which the recipient is undertaking a course of study, that the recipient maintains a satisfactory level of performance.  Where it is determined that the level of academic performance is unsatisfactory the Selection Committee may in its absolute discretion cancel the award or suspend the award for such time as it may determine and/or until academic performance is considered satisfactory.  Where an award is cancelled pursuant to the provisions to this clause it may, for the remainder of the term for which the original holder would have been entitled to it, be awarded to another suitable candidate.

Conditions of the Scholarship

  • If the recipient defers their study, the recipient will no longer be eligible for the award. Where an award is terminated pursuant to this provision it may be awarded to another suitable applicant.
  • If the holder of an award fails to comply with any of these provisions or any provision relating to a particular award or with any conditions imposed under these provisions or the provisions relating to a particular award, the Council may terminate the award or withhold any further emoluments or take such action as it may deem necessary to enforce compliance with the provision or performance of the condition by the holder.
  • A student may lodge a request for review of decision in accordance with the provisions of the Student Complaints Policy and Procedures.
  • The requirements of the Scholarship shall not make the awarding of the Scholarship conditional upon the recipient providing unremunerated services or products to the donor.
  • In the event that the recipient suspends their study, the scholarship shall be suspended.

Administration of the Scholarship

  • The scholarship shall be administered by the Scholarships Office, on behalf of the Selection Committee.
  • The funds of the scholarship shall be held in an account in the name of the University and shall be administered by the officer of the University charged with administering the scholarship.
  • Where there is a fund maintaining the award, the annual value of the award shall be approximately equal to the annual income from the fund.
  • Income from a fund not expended on the award which it maintains, shall be added to and become part of the fund.
  • Where an award provides some benefit to the recipient from a body external to the University, or an obligation upon a body external to the University, the University, its servants and agents, shall not be liable for that benefit or obligation.

Definitions

Unless there appears a contrary intention in these rules:

  • “Academic institution” includes University, Technical and Further Education College, private education provider, secondary school and any other institution that undertakes teaching or research;
  • “Academic record” means the official records of the University, or any other academic institution that details the levels of academic achievement attained by the person whose academic record it is;
  • “Award” means the scholarship;
  • “Awardee” means the recipient of a scholarship; and
  • “Candidate” means the person applying for the scholarship