Fund Details
Victoria School Leavers Scholarships 2020

Description:


If you are applying for this scholarship, please DO NOT use your secondary school email address when creating your Community Force account. This means no email addresses ending in school.nz.

Deadline Date:  4:30 p.m. 2 September 2019 New Zealand timezone


Applicants are encouraged to apply for a Victoria School Leaver Scholarship.  If successful you will be allocated one of the following scholarships
. You can only be awarded one.



Victoria Tangiwai Scholarship - School Leaver Scholarships for Excellence

Scholarships for study in 2020 will be awarded competitively on the basis of academic merit, equity, leadership, and commitment to community. Scholarships will be awarded at $5,000 for the first year of study which can be put towards accommodation costs at a Victoria hall of residence, or (for students not in a hall) as a stipend to contribute towards your first year living costs.

Victoria Totoweka Scholarship - School Leaver Scholarships for Equity and Support

Scholarships for study in 2020 will be awarded competitively on the basis of academic excellence, with leadership and commitment to community taken into secondary consideration. Scholarships will be awarded at $5,000 for the first year of study which can be put towards accommodation costs at a Victoria hall of residence, or (for students not in a hall) as a stipend to contribute towards your first year living costs.

Victoria Kahotea Scholarship - School Leaver Scholarships for Outstanding Achievement

Everyone who applies under the Tangiwai or Totoweka Scholarship categories is immediately considered for the Victoria Kahotea Scholarship. The scholarship package includes full accommodation costs at a Victoria Hall of Residence in your first year, plus a stipend for three years.





Required Documents and References:

  • Your National Student Number (NSN) or equivalent codes for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • For applicants applying for Totoweka and Kahotea 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. Those applying for Tangiwai only do not need to provide a personal statement or reference.
  • Letter of reference from your school principal or nominee. For those with International Baccalaureate qualification, your Indicative Score from your principal.

Depending upon the categories you fall under, the following additional documents, information and references will be required.

Maori and/or Pasifika:

  • Endorsement of your ethnicity
Socio-economically Disadvantaged:
  • Statement of earnings from parents and/or caregivers who provide you with financial support or statement if you are self-supporting.
Disability:
  • A letter from your GP or other health professional
Refugee background:
  • Evidence of your refugee status



Begin Accepting Applications Date:
15 Jun 2019
Deadline Date (NZST Time Zone):
2 Sep 2019 4:30 PM