How to Apply

Stages of applying for a First Foundation scholarship.

Applications for 2019 will open on Monday 29 April and close on Monday 8 July 2019

Check with your school Careers Advisor if you meet our criteria. If you have met our criteria, your Career Advisor will provide you with our First Foundation Online Application link.

STAGE 1. Email Invitation from your Career Advisor
Complete application online with the supporting documents: (May - June)
Student cover letter
School supporting cover letter
NZQA School Summary Results Format only
2x School reports (latest reports)
Proof of parents/caregiver's income (IRD Summary form)

STAGE 2. Invitation for an online video interview with First Foundation (August)

STAGE 3. Interview/s with potential Scholarship Partner/s (September - October)

STAGE 4. Conditional Offer for successful applicants (pending 2018 NCEA results) (November)
Invitation to Orientation and Induction event (where you will meet your mentor)
Confirmation of Mentor match

STAGE 5. Official confirmattion of scholarship upon submission of NCEA results (February)
2019 First Foundation Awards Ceremony


how to apply

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