Postgraduate Scholarships at GSA STUDENT GUIDE
DEADLINE FOR POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Extended to 5TH JUNE 2009
by 4pm GMT (Previously 15th May)
A Guide to Postgraduate Scholarships at the GSA The Glasgow School of Art has a number of Scholarships available to new Postgraduate students. Each Scholarship has its own guidelines for applying, but every applicant for a Scholarship, must have met the academic entry requirements for study and hold an offer letter (either conditional or unconditional) from the Glasgow School of Art. Applicants for any Scholarship must attach/enclose your offer letter with your Scholarship application. A Scholarship is awarded to assist you during your time at the GSA. Some of the Scholarships offer a contribution towards tuition fees, whilst others provide a maintenance grant. The value does not reflect the full cost of undertaking full-time study, and unless otherwise stated, the Scholarships are for one session only, so you should ensure that you have sufficient funds to complete your course once the period of the Scholarship has come to an end. For information on the other funds available to help you whilst you are studying at the GSA, please contact the Student Welfare Adviser. You are invited to apply for a maximum of two Scholarships that you are eligible for. Each application requires a separate Scholarship Application form, with any specific additional requirements included or attached. You should check the GSA website at www.gsa.ac.uk/Scholarships on a regular basis prior to the deadline date/submitting your application or for newly available Scholarships. Please note the GSA reserves the right to make variations to the Scholarships available and to not award in any year.
About Your Scholarship Application
Applicants should complete a standard application form, which can be downloaded from the GSA website at www.gsa.ac.uk/Scholarships, for each Scholarship applied for. If you apply for two, please indicate which is your first and which is your second choice. We can only consider your application on the basis of the information provided on the Scholarship form so it is important that you are as clear as possible as to your eligibility and the reasons why you should be considered to receive the Scholarship. Think carefully and make sure you present to us a clear picture of why you deserve the award. Explaining your financial need and details of any skills, experience, aptitudes, personal qualities and achievements will help present your case as the most suitable candidate for the Scholarship. Please do not send slides, catalogues or other supporting material unless this is specifically mentioned in the criteria. The deadline for Postgraduate Scholarship applications has been extended to 5 TH JUNE 2009 by 4pm GMT. (Previously this was 15th May.)
Submitting Your Application and Outcomes
Applications can be submitted by POST to: The Secretary to the Scholarships Committee Student Welfare The Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6RQ. Applications can be submitted by EMAIL to: email@example.com You will be notified once it has been received and given an approximate date of when you will be informed of the outcome. All eligible applications are considered, and recipients selected, by the Scholarships Committee which comprises representatives from across the School. The awarding decision of the Scholarship Committee is final. If you are awarded a fees only Scholarship, the awarded amount will be deducted from your total tuition fees, and a receipt issued. You will be responsible for payment of the balance of the fees. Scholarship awards that offer a maintenance contribution are disbursed in three instalments at the start of each term over the period of the academic year (the first disbursement is available at the beginning of November). Your Head of Department or Head of Programme will be asked to complete a Progress Review Form (PRF) each term confirming that you have made satisfactory progress, prior to the funds being made available. Scholarships cannot be paid if you have any outstanding debts to the School. At the end of the year, all Scholarship recipients, whether they have received fees only or maintenance awards, must submit a student report on their year as a Scholarship recipient, and the impact it has made, to the Secretary to the Scholarships Committee in Student Welfare. In the case of maintenance awards, the final disbursement of the Scholarship will not be released until this is submitted.
If you have any questions about the application process, or your eligibility to apply for a particular Scholarship, please contact the Secretary to the Scholarship Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44(0) 141 353 4509.
Scholarships are listed here by School/Subject. Scholarships which are not subject specific are listed in the General section on page 10. Architecture Please also check the General Scholarships section on page 10. NOTE: Diploma in Architecture applicants are only eligible to apply for Undergraduate Scholarships name > Leverhulme Scholarships for Postgraduate Programmes in Architecture value > £9,000 means tested > No duration > 1 year (or 2 year pro rata) use > Fees and maintenance. Students have home fees paid with balance given as a stipend. Geographical coverage > UK only specific criteria > Architecture only in the areas of urban building & design; creative urban practices; advanced computing and visualisation and energy and environmental studies. Candidates showing the intention of going on to take a PhD will be favoured by the selection committee. Subject specific > Architecture only: Master of Architecture – Taught, and Master of Architecture - by Research only (Applicants for the Diploma in Architecture are not eligible for postgraduate awards) number available > Usually 2, but 4 available for 2009 applicants history/background The Leverhulme Trust was formed on the death of Lord Leverhulme who made his fortune through Lever Brothers. This company later became Unilever which still operates today, making a variety of basic consumer goods. From the earliest days, Lord Leverhulme was also a philanthropist, supporting a variety of educational, religious, civic, community, and medical causes. His achievements were recognised in 1922 when the title of Lord Leverhulme of the Western Isles was conferred upon him. Today, the Trust makes awards for the support of research and education, and one area of interest is fine and performing arts. They have been supporting GSA in various ways since 2005 and currently provide the largest Scholarships offered at the School in postgraduate Architecture, Master of Fine Art and also providing bursaries for Continuing Education’s Portfolio students.
Name > Grace and Clark Fyfe Master of Architecture Scholarships value > £3,000 duration > 1 year use > Fees or maintenance geographical coverage > Open specific criteria > None Subject specific > Master of Architecture – Taught number available > 1 history/background Grace and Clark Fyfe met studying Architecture at The Glasgow School of Art in the 1930s and married soon after. Clark worked in London for a time and then became the County Architect in Ayrshire up until his retirement. However, he remained interested in the GSA. Sadly, Grace died in 1993, and Clark passed away in 2005, and with no dependants, willed their entire estate to the Mackintosh School of Architecture to be used for Scholarships. The gallery on the ground floor of the Bourdon Building has been renamed the Grace & Clark Fyfe Gallery in honour of their generosity. The first Grace & Clark Fyfe Scholarships were offered in 2007.
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Grace and Clark Fyfe Architecture PhD Scholarship £3,000 3 years Fees or maintenance Open None Architecture PhD 1 As above.
Fine Art Please also check the General Scholarships section on page 10.
Name > Leverhulme Scholarships for Master of Fine Art value > £9,000 per annum for 2 years duration > 2 years. For the Scholarship to continue to year 2, students must have satisfactorily completed year 1 use > Fees and maintenance. Students have home fees paid with balance given as a stipend. Geographical coverage > UK only specific criteria > None Subject specific > Master of Fine Art number available > 2 history/background The Leverhulme Trust was formed on the death of Lord Leverhulme who made his fortune through Lever Brothers. This company later became Unilever which still operates today. From the earliest days, Lord Leverhulme was also a philanthropist, supporting a variety of educational, religious, civic, community, and medical causes. His achievements were recognised in 1922 when the title of Lord Leverhulme of the Western Isles was conferred upon him. Today, the Trust makes awards for the support of research and education, and one area of interest is fine and performing arts. The Trust has supported GSA in various ways since 2005 and currently provides the largest Scholarships offered at the School.
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Mackendrick Postgraduate Scholarship £5,000 No 1 or 2 years depending on length of course. Recipients on a two year programme will receive £2,500 per year. For the Scholarship to continue to year 2, students must have satisfactorily completed year 1 Fees or Maintenance None Applicants must submit one A5 sized (148 x 210mm) painting based on the theme “The City of Glasgow” Postgraduate painting (including MFA where the applicant specialises in painting) 1 James Mackendrick was an artist from Ayrshire who attended the GSA from 1938 to 1942 studying Fine Art. Over fifty years after graduating, he decided to bequest his entire estate to the GSA for annual student awards as a result of the GSA’s contribution to his personal and professional life. Sadly, Mr Mackendrick passed away in 1998, but his support for painting is clear in the generosity of his will which, at the time, provided the largest donation ever made to The Glasgow School of Art. The first Mackendrick Scholarship was offered in 2000.
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William and Mary Armour Postgraduate Fellowships £1,500 1 year Maintenance Open None Postgraduate painting (including MFA where the applicant specialises in painting) number available > 1 history/background Mary and William have a long history with The Glasgow School of Art having met here as Fine Art students in the 1920s. They both became teachers at GSA through the 1950s and 1960s: William became Head of Drawing and Painting and Mary taught still life, in the 60s becoming a Governor of the School, and was made one of the first Honorary fellows of GSA in 1993. They were both celebrated artists themselves; Mary in particular is known in the contemporary art scene with her vivid floral paintings and landscapes. William died in 1979, and later, in 1996, Mary donated a lump sum to the School to be used for student support. She died in 2000. The couple are well remembered through this Scholarship.
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Design Please also check the General Scholarships section on page 10. name > value > duration > use > geographical coverage > specific criteria > subject specific > number available > HISTORY/BACKGROUND Weavers Postgraduate Textiles Scholarships £1,500 1 year Fees or maintenance Open None Master of Design - Textiles as Fashion 1 The Incorporation of Weavers is one of the 14 trades which make up the Trades House of Glasgow; a 400 year old organisation which was created to support skilled workers in each discipline as well as charitable causes associated with them. Several of the trades support the GSA in some way. The Weavers have been involved with the School for over 30 years funding a number of different awards, prizes and projects in the area of textiles. In this way, they maintain links with the industry and support talented young people in their training in the field.
Digital Design Please also check the General Scholarships section on page 10. name > value > duration > use > geographical coverage > specific criteria > subject specific > number available > history/background Dog Digital Postgraduate Scholarship £2,750 1 year Fees or maintenance Open None Digital Design Studio programmes 1 Dog Digital is a Glasgow based company that specialises in web design and digital communications. From working with the GSA on the School website in 2002, the relationship developed and in 2006 the first Dog Digital Scholarship, building on the common themes of work undertaken by both organisations, was offered to postgraduate students.
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Austin Merrills Postgraduate Scholarship £700 1 year Maintenance Open None Digital Design Studio programmes only 1 Austin Merrills was Vice Chair of Governors at GSA up until 1997, shortly before his death. He was Chairman of the company Ireland Alloys, and through this company, a donation was made to the School following his death. Knowing Austin’s interest in digital media and virtual reality, the Austin Merrills Scholarship has always been a Digital Design Studio specialist award, as the DDS was launched around the same time that the donation was made.
General NOTE: Diploma in Architecture applicants are only eligible to apply for Undergraduate Scholarships name > John Mather Postgraduate Scholarship (Formerly known as the Glasgow and West of Scotland Postgraduate Scholarship) value > £5,000 duration > 1 or 2 years depending on length of course. Students on two year courses will receive £2500 per year. For the Scholarship to continue to year 2, students must have satisfactorily completed year 1 use > Fees and maintenance geographical coverage > Applicants must show that they have lived in Glasgow or the West of Scotland for three years prior to 1st August this year. Please provide home addresses for this period with your application form. specific criteria > Applicants must demonstrate that they are ‘Rising Stars’ – exceptional students undertaking taught or research masters programmes. Subject specific > No number available > Up to 5 history/background John Mather was born in 1936 and left School without going to University, instead getting a job as office boy in what was then the Clyde Navigation Trust. He always regretted not being able to continue his education. Eventually he became Managing Director and then Chairman of the company, now known as Clydeport. He was a visiting professor at Strathclyde University and was honoured with a CBE for his achievements. He never married or had children, and before he died in 2001 John Mather left most of his wealth to a Charitable Trust to be used to help young people and students in the west of Scotland. His intention was to help the recipients progress in their chosen careers. The Trust has supported the GSA in various ways since 1998.
name > The House for an Art Lover Public Art Scholarship ANNOUNCED APRIL 2009 value > £1,500 to £3,000 duration > Up to 2 years depending on duration of course use > Maintenance geographical coverage > Open specific criteria > Open to applicants who have submitted a proposal in which Public Art plays an integral role and who demonstrate a keen interest in the field of Public Art in the context of a public park. House for an Art Lover wishes to emphasise the importance of consultation and interaction with the community in support of this research. subject specific > Masters of Research in Art and Context Masters of Research in Creative Practices Master of Fine Art Masters of Architecture number available > Up to 2 history/background House for an Art Lover (HAL) is based in Bellahouston Park where a number of public artworks are located. The Trustees of HAL are interested in the relationship between public art and the community so that development of this provision in Bellahouston Park can be enhanced and increased in the best possible way. They wish to support GSA students who share their passion for public art and offer this Scholarship for the first time in 2009.
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Governors International Postgraduate Scholarships £2,000 1 year Fees Non EU (students paying full international fees) Available for exceptional students undertaking one year masters’ programmes. A report is required at the end of the academic year. Subject specific > No number available > 8 history/background Every year the Governors of The Glasgow School of Art select up to eight international applicants to receive a £2,000 discount on their fees. The GSA wishes to welcome individuals from all over the world to the School so that students can learn from a diversity of cultures.
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Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships £2,000 1 year Fees Applicants must be a citizen of Canada, the People's Republic of China, India or the USA Applicants must: • have a conditional offer of a place at GSA • be able to demonstrate that you can meet the costs of living and remaining tuition fees • not have completed an undergraduate course in Scotland All full-time taught Masters programmes; not PhD programmes 3 These Scholarships are supported and funded by the Scottish Government and the British Council, expanding upon the previously offered Scotland-USA Scholarships NOTE: Applicants for these Scholarships must download and complete a Scotland’s Saltire Scholarship Application Form from www.scotlandscholarship.com and NOT a GSA application form. This Scotland’s Saltire application form should then be submitted to Student Support in the same way as other applications. DEADLINE: GSA deadline of 15th May 2009 applies
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Sir Harry Barnes Postgraduate Scholarship £1,500 1 year Maintenance Open None No 1 Sir Harry Barnes worked in GSA from 1944 to 1980. He started as Assistant Master in Painting & Drawing then became Deputy Director and Registrar in 1946 and was appointed Director of the School in 1964. One of his major achievements was the setting up of the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 1965 in collaboration with Sir Charles Wilson at the University of Glasgow and he also oversaw the building of the Foulis Building, the Newbery Tower and the laying of the foundations of the Bourdon Building. He retired from Glasgow School of Art in 1980, upon which a Scholarship Fund was established in his name. Donations made to this fund have allowed this Scholarship to be offered annually since the early 1980s. Barnes died on 31 May 1982, but his wife, Lady Barnes, and daughter are still involved with the activities of the School.
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