Amber McWilliams Memorial Scholarship in English or Drama

A Scholarship of up to $10,000 or tuition fees for 120 points of study in a BA(Hons), PGDipArts or MA in English or Drama for a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

About the scholarship

Application status: Apply now
Applicable study: BA(Hons), PGDip or MA in English or Drama
Opening date: 21 December
Closing date: 30 January
Tenure: One year
For: Assistance with study
Number on offer: One
Offer rate: Annually
Value: Up to $10,000 or tuition fees for 120 points of study

The Scholarship was established in 2019 and is funded by Professor Joanne Wilkes in memory of Dr Amber McWilliams (1975-2018). Amber McWilliams studied at the University of Auckland, completing both a Masters degree and a PhD in English. She went on to work as a tutor and lecturer in English and Drama at the University of Auckland, and taught a Medical Humanities paper at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

The intention of the Scholarship is to encourage and support a student to undertake postgraduate study in English or Drama at the University of Auckland.


How to apply

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible to apply. Then click on the “Apply now” button and complete the online application form. We recommend you check the form early in case a reference or endorsement is required to support your application, and to familiarise yourself with the form. All sections (including request sections) must be completed by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise). We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.

Outcomes are determined by a selection committee and are usually notified around six weeks after the closing date.

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