The main purpose of the Beatrice Ratcliffe Scholarship is to encourage and support students commencing undergraduate study in the School of Music.
The Scholarship was established in 2016. Richard Guy Ratcliffe bequeathed funds to the School of Music at the University of Auckland from the Beatrice Ratcliffe Charitable Trust for scholarships.
The main purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support students commencing undergraduate study in the School of Music.
- The Scholarship will be known as the Beatrice Ratcliffe Entry-Level Scholarship in Music.
- One Scholarship will be awarded annually, for a period of one year, and will be of the value of up to $5,000.
- To be offered the Scholarship the candidate must be currently enrolled in Year 13 at a New Zealand Secondary
- School and intending to enrol full-time in a Bachelor of Music or conjoint degree in the School of Music at the University of Auckland in the following year.
- The Scholarship is tenable by domestic and international students.
- The basis of selection will be academic merit based on results at Level 2 in the National Certificate of Educational
- Achievement (NCEA) or an equivalent qualification and the potential to succeed in the field of Music. Preference may be given to students with demonstrated financial need (see Note I).
- The Scholarship will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council on the recommendation of a selection committee comprising the Head of the School of Music (or nominee) and two members of Academic Staff, appointed by the Head of the School of Music.
- The Scholarship will be paid in two instalments: one in the first, and one in the second semester (see Note II). The Scholarship may be held concurrently with any other award or grant as long as a) the terms of that award or grant permit and b) the University of Auckland Council is informed and approves.
- The University of Auckland Council, in consultation with the Donor, has the power to terminate or suspend a Scholarship if it receives an unsatisfactory report on the progress of a Scholar from the Head of the School of Music.
- The University of Auckland Council is not obliged to make an award if in any year there is no candidate of sufficient merit.
- The University of Auckland Council has the power to amend or vary these Regulations, in consultation with the Donor, provided that there is no departure from the main purpose of the Scholarship.
- Applications close with the Scholarships Office on 1 November in the year preceding the award.
Notes [I]-[II] below are deemed to be Regulations.
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Awards:- The University of Auckland will offer a scholarship of up to $5,000 to domestic and international students for the academic session 2020/2021.