Fund Details
Victoria School Leavers Excellence and Achievers Scholarships

Description:

 
Deadline Date:  5:00 p.m. 15 September, 2017 New Zealand timezone

If eligible, you can apply for both scholarships using the same application.  You can only be awarded one.


Victoria Excellence Scholarships for School Leavers


By helping academically-able school-leavers to come to Victoria, the University recognises them as New Zealand's future scholars.  These scholarships will be offered to the top school leaver applicants enrolling in any of Victoria University's Bachelor degree programmes.

The purpose of the scholarship is to recruit high-achieving undergraduate students to Victoria University of Wellington and to support them in their studies.  Scholarships for study will be awarded competitively on the basis of academic excellence.  The majority of these scholarships will be awarded at $5,000 for the first year of study.

The top 20 applicants will be awarded the new Victoria Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarships, valued at $20,000 over three years of study.


Victoria Achiever Scholarships for School Leavers

Victoria University of Wellington is committed to fostering a community of learning that represents New Zealand's diverse society. The University wants to ensure that the educational opportunities on offer are accessible to all students. Through offering this scholarship support, the University acknowledges the value of the future academic achievements and contributions that these scholarship recipients will make, both to the University and to the wider community.

The purpose of this scholarship is to recruit academically-able school leavers to a Bachelor's degree programme at Victoria University of Wellington. Students must be represented in one or more of the following targeted groups: Māori students, Pasifika students, students with disabilities, students from decile 1-3 schools and students who can demonstrate financial hardship.

Scholarships for study will be awarded competitively on the basis of academic merit and other criteria. The majority of these scholarships will be awarded at $5,000 for the first year of study.

The top applicant in each category will be awarded the new Victoria Vice-Chancellor's Achiever Scholarship (a total of five scholarships). These scholarships are valued at $20,000 over three years of study.


Required Documents and References:


Depending upon the scholarship and/or category you apply for, the following documents, information and references will be required.

Excellence Scholarship:
  • Your National Student Number (NSN) or equivalent codes for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • For those with International Baccalaureate qualification, your Indicative Score from your principal.

Achiever Scholarship:
  • Your National Student Number (NSN) or equivalent codes for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • A one-page personal statement explaining your reasons for wishing to attend Victoria University of Wellington, the academic goals you hope to achieve and why you believe you merit the scholarship.  You should also include any leadership positions and details of your involvement in your school or community and outline your personal circumstances, including details relevant to the category/ies you are applying under.
  • Letter of reference from your school principal or nominee. For those with International Baccalaureate qualification, your Indicative Score from your principal.
Maori and Pasifika Category:
  • Endorsement of your ethnicity
Financial Hardship Category:
  • Statement of earnings from parents and/or caregivers who provide you with financial support or statement if you are self-supporting.
Disability Category:
  • A letter from your GP or other health professional



Begin Accepting Applications Date:
15 Jun 2017
Deadline Date (NZST Time Zone):
15 Sep 2017 5:00 PM