Elaine Geering Scholarship in English Literature 2017-18, New Zealand

Publish Date: Nov 02, 2016

Deadline: Mar 31, 2017

VALUE - Subject to funds available.



  • 31 March 2017
  • 31 March 2018
  • Applications close 31 March. 

History or background of award

This Scholarship has been established by Lloyd Geering in memory of his wife Elaine Geering. Elaine, who was undertaking a PhD in English Literature at Victoria up until the time of her death in 2001, was particularly interested in Old English and Medieval Literature.

Purpose of award

The Scholarship shall be open to:
a) students undertaking Honours, Masters or PhD studies in Medieval, Old English, or New Zealand literature at Victoria University, including students transferring from other universities; or
b) students who have completed their undergraduate studies at Victoria University and are enrolled in postgraduate study of Medieval, Old English, or New Zealand literature at an approved overseas institution.

Selection criteria

The successful candidate will be chosen on the basis of their academic transcript and an 'Application Form.'
The Scholarship is offered to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents only.

How do students apply?

Applicants should submit a prescribed 'Application Form' with their academic transcript.
'Application Forms' can be obtained from, and submitted to the Scholarships Office.
Application Form can be found in the "Further official information" link below this article.

Decision makers

The selection panel shall consist of the Head of the School of English, Film and Theatre (or nominee), and the convenor of the Scholarships Committee (or nominee).

How and when do students learn of the decision?

The successful applicant will be chosen on the basis of their academic transcript and an application form

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The Victoria University Foundation will expect recipients to write a letter of thanks to the donor on receipt of the award and an end of year progress report.

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

Position: The Scholarships Office
Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 463 5557
E-mail: scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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