Undertow Media Maori and Pasifika Communication Studies Scholarship

Closing date: 10/09/2022
Closes 4pm 10 September 2022
Value of Award: Tuition fees 1yr of full-time study
No. of awards: One
Tenure: One year of full-time study in the third year of the Bachelor of Communication Studies programme.

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Undertow Media (www.undertowmedia.co.nz/) is a PR and social media agency based in Grey Lynn representing a suite of brands including Logitech, UE (speakers), Superette, Nourish Group, Villa Maria, Countdown and Bondi Sands. 

Undertow Media is awarding a scholarship for Māori & Pasifika communications students eager to work in the field of public relations.

Selection criteria:

  • • Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. • Be registered in ARION as having Māori or Pacific first ethnicity. • Be a full-time student enrolled at the application closing date in the second year of the Bachelor of Communication Studies programme and eager to work in the field of public relations. • Demonstrate a high level of academic achievement in their tertiary study up to the time of application.

General Information:

How do students apply?
Applications will open in July. Applicants must complete the application online through the AUT Scholarships Database and will be required to upload: • Cover letter outlining why you would benefit from this scholarship. • A brief CV (no more than two pages).
Application Form

Decision makers
• The recipient will be selected by a scholarship selection panel comprising Undertow representatives and the AUT Head of Department or designate. • The decision of the scholarship selection panel is final. • If the panel is of the opinion that there is no applicant of sufficient merit, the scholarship will not be awarded.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
•  Applicants will be formally notified of the outcome of their application by the Scholarships Office.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
• The award of this scholarship is conditional on the recipient gaining entry to and enrolling full-time in the third year of the Bachelor of Communication Studies programme. • The successful candidate will take up an internship with Undertow Media at their Grey Lynn premises. • If the recipient fails to make satisfactory progress in their studies or fails to meet the conditions of the scholarship, AUT Foundation and Undertow Media following joint consultation may terminate the scholarship.

Additional information
In addition to the scholarship the successful scholar will be offered an internship on a part-time basis for 12 weeks with Undertow Media under a separate employment contract.

Who else has information about this award?
AUT Scholarships Office Email: scholars@aut.ac.nz

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Auckland University of Technology

Phone: +64 9 921 9837

Email: scholars@aut.ac.nz

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