Scholarships

Undergraduate scholarships 2017

Fine Arts, Photo Media and GRAPHIC DESIGN

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design offers three scholarships which are open to applicants to the Bachelor of Fine Arts Year One.

Eligibility:

All applicants for these Scholarships must be:

•    New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

•    Applying for their first year of undergraduate study as a new student with Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.

One scholarship is available for an applicant intending to progress at Year Two into FINE ARTS, one for an applicant intending to progress at Year Two into PHOTO MEDIA, and one for an applicant intending to progress at Year Two into GRAPHIC DESIGN

The Fine Arts,  Photo Media  and Graphic Design scholarships are all awarded in two parts.  The first at the start of Year One to the value of a $3,000 reduction in the annual tuition fee, the second at the start of Year Two upon successful completion of Year One and re-enrolment at Whitecliffe into the designated major –to the value of a $3,000 reduction in the annual tuition fee for Year Two.

Applicants should submit a scholarship application form along with their application to Whitecliffe Year One. Applicants must meet all of the entry criteria to Whitecliffe Year One and the scholarship applications must be accompanied by:

-    a digital portfolio

-    an enhanced letter of intent (approx. 300 words)

-    a letter of reference from an art or design teacher or mentor

Applications for the scholarships, close on Monday 31 October 2016. The scholarships will be awarded in November, following completion by all applicants of the usual Whitecliffe admissions procedures including an interview. Scholarships are awarded by department faculty based on evidence in the portfolio of the potential to undertake tertiary study in the declared major and upon the ability of the applicant to express their intentions and/or aspirations successfully in the letter of intent, and further upon support from the art teacher or mentor as presented in the letter of reference.

The scholarship portfolio and Year One application portfolio may be the same. Students will not be disadvantaged if their school portfolio does not include Photo Media work. Students in this instance should address their Photo Media aspirations in their letters of intent. Applicants may also wish to include work created independent of their high school.

If the scholarship winner withdraws their enrolment, the scholarship is awarded to the next best candidate.

The second part of the scholarship is only awarded if the student successfully progresses into the major for which it was awarded i.e. the student must progress and undertake Year Two Photo Media in order to secure the Photo Media scholarship part two, the same for Fine Arts and for Graphic design.

Click here to download the Whitecliffe BFA Scholarship Application Form

Newmarket Young Creative Scholarship   Newmarket_Logo


Awarded by the Newmarket Business Association

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Newmarket Young Creative Scholarship is available for a Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Bachelor of Fine Arts applicant intending to progress at Year Two into the FASHION DESIGN major.
  2. Applications for the scholarships, including the digital portfolio submission, close on 31 August of the year prior. The selected garments will be required no later than 31 October of the same year. The scholarship will be awarded in November, following completion by all applicants of the usual Whitecliffe admissions procedures including an interview.
  3. In consultation with the Newmarket Business Association, the Whitecliffe Fashion Design department faculty will award the scholarship based on evidence in the portfolio of the potential to undertake tertiary study in the Fashion Design major and upon the ability of the applicant to express their intentions and/or aspirations successfully in the letter of intent, and further upon support from the Fashion/ Textiles/Art teacher or mentor as presented in the letter of reference.
  4. The scholarship portfolio and Year One application portfolio may be the same. Applicants may also wish to include work created independently of their high school.
  5. If the scholarship winner withdraws their enrolment, the scholarship is awarded to the next best candidate.
  6. The second part of the scholarship is only awarded if the student successfully progresses into the Fashion Design major in Year Two and meets all the further scholarship conditions.

Scholarship Application Process

Applicants should submit a scholarship application form along with their application to the Whitecliffe Bachelor of Fine Arts Year One. Applicants must meet all of the entry criteria to Year One and the scholarship application must be accompanied by:

1. A digital Fashion Design Portfolio containing an initial concept drawing of the applicant’s original design supported by experimental and developmental drawings and a final workroom drawing.
  • The final workroom drawing should include fabric swatches and detailed construction information to the best of the applicant’s ability e.g. openings, zips, buttons, top-stitching, darts, seamlines, linings.
  • Students may wish to include in their portfolio small calico examples of any pattern development work, fabric manipulations or fabric dyeing
2. A letter of intent (approx. 300 words) focusing on Fashion Design aspirations
3. A letter of reference from a Fashion/Textiles/Art teacher or mentor.

Applicants must complete construction of the submitted design, as the top 20 scholarship applications, (as evidenced in the first instance by the digital portfolio and Year One application) will be required for evaluation and will contribute to the final decision in awarding of the scholarship.

Further Scholarship conditions

1. Recipient to provide Newmarket Business association with a 200-word blog on a monthly basis during their studies regarding their course, including images of design pieces as appropriate.

2. Recipient to attend and possibly present at up to two events during each year of the scholarship as required by the Newmarket Business Association.

3. Newmarket Business Association retains the rights to publish the recipient’s design pieces via their promotional channels.

4. Recipient must have a clean police record.

5. Applicants will be responsible for the security and the cost of transporting the garment to and from Whitecliffe. All due care will be taken of the garments while in the possession of Whitecliffe, but no responsibility will be taken for any damage that may occur during that time.

Click here to download the Newmarket Young Creative Scholarship Application Form

New Zealand Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships offered to school leavers and mature students in New Zealand through trusts, iwi, and other organisations such as government departments. The Maori Education Trust administers a number of scholarships for Maori students, while the Pacific Business Trust offers a list of scholarships available to Pacific students in Achievers magazine.

There are a number of excellent websites that provide comprehensive information about scholarships available in New Zealand:

BreakOut www.fis.org.nz has over 2,000 different scholarships on its database and is available free of charge in some public libraries and schools, but you have to pay a small fee to register.

Career Services www.kiwicareers.co.nz has a comprehensive list of scholarships as well and is free.

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust (trading as Academic Dress Hire) is a non profit organisation "Empowering through Education". Their vision is achieved through the provision of awards and financial and other assistance. Click the link for more information about their Academic Awards for Women in Undergraduate or Postgraduate study and Postdoctoral Awards.