Eligibility Criteria

There are two different sets of criteria (you only need to meet one of the two):

1. STANDARD scholarship programme criteria

Standard scholarship applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Must meet the household income threshold (income cap $75,000 1-2 dependants OR income cap $90,000 for 3 or more dependants)
  • Must currently be enrolled at Year 12 or 13* level at a New Zealand secondary school
  • Must have an overall Merit or Excellence endorsement in Level 1 (or Level 2 for Y13)
  • Must be a New Zealand Citizen, NZ Resident, or Refugee Status 
*There are limited (10%) scholarships available for Y13 students
**Dependants are parents/caregivers children who are financially dependent on their income to cover primary living costs (accommodation, food, educational costs etc.)


2. CORPORATE scholarship programme criteria 

Corporate scholarship applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Must be employed OR related to an employee of the Corporate Scholarship Partner (eg. Briscoes Group, Steel & Tube etc.)
  • Must currently be enrolled at Year 12 or 13* level at a New Zealand secondary school
  • Must have an overall Merit or Excellence endorsement in Level 1 (or Level 2 for Year 13 applicants)
  • Must be a New Zealand Citizen, NZ Resident, or Refugee Status

PREFERENCES:

*Preference is given to students who meet all or most of our preference list:

  • First in your immediate family to attend university (75%)
  • Currently enrolled at Year 12
  • Gained an overall NCEA Excellence endorsement
  • Passed all NCEA external assessments
  • Leadership and community involvement
  • Willingness to be a part of a mentor relationship
  • Proven positive and committed work ethic
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities whilst maintaining high academic grades

*Please note that preferences and criteria are different. The criteria outlines the compulsory requirements to be eligible for our scholarship programme. Our preferences are not compulsory requirements. They may give you a better advantage of being successfully selected for our scholarship programme. 

POTENTIAL scholarship subject/career pathway *criteria:

  • Accounting, Business, Commerce and Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Science

*Each scholarship partner have their own subject/career pathway criteria. The list above are the most common disciplines our scholarship partners are looking for. Please note, there are general scholarships (no specific subject/career pathway criteria) available.

2020 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN - LEARN HOW TO APPLY HERE