Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Must be currently enrolled at Year 12 or Year 13* level at a New Zealand Secondary School
  • Must meet the Income Threshold. (Please refer to 'Financial Need' Page 2 of our Scholarship Information Pack below)
  • Must have achieved an overall Merit or Excellence endorsement in Level 1 (or level 2 for Y13 students)
  • Must be a New Zealand Citizen, NZ Resident or have Refugee Status
*Please note, there are limited (5%) scholarships available for Year 13 students


  • First in your immediate family to attend university (75%)
  • Maori and Pacific (75%)
  • Currently enrolled at Year 12 (95%)
  • 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 hardworking work ethic
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities whilst maintaining high academic grades
PREFERENCE is given to students who meet ALL or most of our preference list