William Gibson Foundation awards one scholarship biennially to a postgraduate student in Religious Studies at Victoria University in New Zealand to provide support for students who are engaged in research.
Worth of Award
One scholarship of $2000.00 shall be awarded biennially to a postgraduate student in Religious Studies at Victoria University to provide support for postgraduate students in Religious Studies whilst they are engaged in research.
Eligibility

  • The award is open to all postgraduate Religious Studies students, irrespective of faith, nationality, marital status, sex or age.
  • The selection will be made on the basis of an expression of interest to the Religious Studies Programme Director. The Programme Faculty will then reduce the list of nominees to three students who will be interviewed by a sub-Committee of the Lodge.
  • The successful candidate will be chosen on the basis of a panel interview with Lodge members where three areas will be discussed:
  • i. The candidate’s academic merit,
    ii. Their engagement in community activities, and
    iii. The purpose for which the Scholarship proceeds will be used.
  • The successful candidate is expected to prepare and deliver a lecture to the Lodge, of up to half an hour in length, on a topic they are studying during the year in which they shall have received the Scholarship.
  • The Victoria University Foundation will ask recipients to write thank you letters on receiving the Award and an end of year progress report to the donor.

How to Apply

  • Applicants should submit an expression of research interest plus a CV to the Programme Director of Religious Studies.
  • The selection will be made on the basis of expression of interest to the Religious Studies Programme Director.
  • The Programme Faculty will then reduce the list of nominees to three students who will be interviewed by a sub-Committee of the Lodge.
  • The most deserving candidate in the opinion of the Lodge will receive the scholarship.

Deadline: Application closes on November 15, yearly.
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