Hinemoa Hilliard Memorial Scholarship

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Closing date: 09/12/2017   

Hinemoa Hilliard (1960 - 2013) Ngati Kahu, Ngapuhi, was a highly respected teacher, writer, freelance curator, maker, curriculum developer, museum professional and academic, whose warmth and knowledge touched students and staff during the 15 years she worked at Massey University Whiti o Rehua the School of Art (1999-2013).

In 2012 Hinemoa curated the first survey of senior artist Robyn Kahukiwa at Mahara Gallery, which was critically and popularly acclaimed. Hinemoa contributed to many landmark art and material culture exhibitions and projects through her mahi at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Haeata (Maori Women’s Art Collective), Creek Creations Charitable Trust, TOI TU (a Contemporary Maori Art Agency), Capital Discovery Place Te Aho a Maui, Mana College, Te Wananga Maori, Whitireia Community Polytechnic, Te Runanga o Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Titahi Bay Intermediate and more. In 1992 Hinemoa was selected by iwi to travel to the Field Museum in Chicago to assist with the deinstallation, conservation and re-siting of their meeting house Ruatepupuke II.

The Hinemoa Hilliard Memorial Scholarship has been established by Toi Rauwharangi College of Creative Arts in conjunction with Hinemoa’s whanau, to remember, recognize and celebrate her influence as an inspirational teacher and writer, and to support strong writing about Maori art and design. This scholarship will support a first year College of Creative Arts to continue their studies at the College of Creative Arts through a one year full domestic fee waiver for their second year of full time study.

Eligibility
- Applicants must be enrolled full-time in their first year of study at Massey University College of Creative Arts
- Applicants must have successfully completed their first year contextual studies papers Communication in Creative Cultures (237.130) and Conversations in Creative Cultures (237.131) or Nga Hanga Whakairo (150.106)
- Applicants must be domestic students
- The scholarship is open to Māori students

Applications must include
- Your name and student ID number
- A brief statement of your whakapapa or your relationship to whakapapa (up to 250 words)
- A brief statement of your engagement with kaupapa Maori and manaakitanga (up to 250 words)
- One graded essay of your choice from a first year Contextual Studies paper (Communication in Creative Cultures 237.130 or Conversations in Creative Cultures 237.131) or Nga Hanga Whakairo (150.106). This must include the grade received and the mark schedule/marker's feedback.
- You may use the template attached to these guidelines

Closing Date
Applications must be submitted electronically by 9 December each year.

Tenure and Value
- One Hinemoa Hilliard Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded annually.
- The value of the Scholarship is a one year full fee waiver for the second year of full time study, up to the value of $7,500.

Conditions of the Award
- The recipient will be acknowledged on the Hinemoa Hilliard Memorial Scholarship page of the College of Creative Arts website with a photo and a statement.
- If the recipient withdraws at any point throughout the year the unused balance will return to the Scholarship Office.
- In exceptional circumstances the recipient may apply for a deferral to the next academic year.
- The Selection Panel may refrain from making an award in the event of there being no suitable applicants.

Selection Process and Criteria
Applications will be considered by a selection panel which includes Kaihautu Toi Maori - Director of Maori Arts, Head of School Whiti o Rehua, CoCA Kaupapa Maori Coordinator, and Maori Critical and Contextual Studies Lecturers.

The panel is looking for strong writing about Maori art and design, engagement with kaupapa Maori and manaakitanga. The panel will have access to applicant’s year one academic record provided by the Academic Registrar as proof of completion.


Award Ceremony
The successful applicant and their whanau will be invited to a small award ceremony in Wellington with the selection panel, Hinemoa Hilliard’s whanau and Pro Vice-Chancellor College of Creative Arts in March.

Scholarship application

Current students

Log in to the student portal. Select the scholarships tab and choose ‘Make an application’.

Prospective students

You must complete the admission process before you can apply for a scholarship. Read the section for Prospective students on our How to apply page.

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