Callis Trust Performance Scholarships

Callis Trust Performance Scholarships


You are required to provide three to five statements describing significant activities that demonstrate excellence in performance. These may include examinations passed, selection for stage or musical roles, or representative teams.

Please note that the application will ask you for one area of performance and discipline in which you excel. You can only select one so we recommend you choose the one you have the greatest achievement in. However, you can mention all achievements in your statements, so you don’t have to write about only achievements from the performance area/discipline you have identified.

  • Put your most significant performance statement first.
  • There is a limit of 500 characters for each statement (approximately 50 words), but brief is better.
  • If your performance activity isn’t likely to be well known by the selection panel, it is still really important that you state it, making sure you start the statement with a few key words as a sentence: e.g. “Lead guitarist in NZ winning 2016 Battle of the Bands”. You can then follow up with a further few words such as: “Selected from 120 bands from all over NZ”.
  • Your performance activities do not have to be from 2017 or 2018, but the more recent they are, the more likely they are to be relevant to your future as a University of Otago Entrance Scholarship recipient.
  • You do not have to be intending to continue in your performance activity when you attend the University of Otago, nor do you have to be studying in a relevant discipline.
  • You may upload additional written documents to support your statements, but they will only be referred to if necessary.
  • We recommend writing your statements in an external text editing programme, such as Word, then copy and paste them into the online scholarship application as eVision will log you out after 15 minutes.
See also  Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)


A referee’s name and contact information (email address) is required during the application process. Please keep the following in mind when approaching a potential referee:

  • referee information sheet can be given to your referee.
  • Your referee must agree to provide a reference for you. If you provide the name of a referee who has not agreed to provide a reference, this will disqualify your application from further consideration.
  • When entering referee details online, you will need to provide the email address for your selected referee, so make sure you ask for this when talking to your referee and make sure that you enter the email address accurately.
  • Your referee must be willing and able to provide their reference by the reference due date of 13 December 2018.
  • Statements you provide as part of your application will be provided to your referee to assist them in writing their reference.
See also  University of Otago New Frontiers Entrance Scholarship

Reference requests will be sent by email to referees on Thursday 6 December 2018 and they are due on 13 December 2018.

See Also: University of Otago Admissions