2014 Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarships at University of Waikato in New Zealand, 2015

2014 Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarships at University of Waikato in New Zealand, and applications are submitted till 1st October 2014. University of Waikato offers Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarships for both New Zealand and international students. Scholarships are available for pursuing entrance, undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate degree programmes. The Scholarship covers the costs of domestic tuition fees and associated charges and is paid directly to the student’s fees account with the University at the time of enrollment. The Scholarship is awarded initially for one year. Tenure of the scholarship may continue for the consecutive period of enrollment required to complete the relevant qualification provided to the recipient. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | New Zealand

Level: Entrance, Undergraduate, Graduate, Postgraduate Degree

Field(s): any of the courses offered by the University of Waikato.

Deadline: 1st October 2014

Funded By: University of Waikato, New Zealand

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2014 Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarships are targeted for New Zealand and international students.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: The University determines the maximum number of Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarships available annually.

‣ Scholarship Duration: The Scholarship is awarded initially for one year. Tenure of the scholarship may continue for the consecutive period of enrollment required to complete the relevant qualification provided to the recipient.

Scholarship covers: The Scholarship covers the costs of domestic tuition fees and associated charges and is paid directly to the student’s fees account with the University at the time of enrollment. Should an international student be awarded the Scholarship, the Scholarship will cover the equivalent of the recipient’s tuition fees at domestic rates. It will be the responsibility of the student to pay the balance of their fees.
-Recipients of the Scholarship who reside in one of the University Halls of Residence may request that the Scholarship be applied as an accommodation credit (equivalent to the cost of their domestic tuition fees) in lieu of a fee credit. Students wishing to make such an arrangement should contact the Scholarships Office.
-The student may be eligible for further benefits, tailored to suit his or her pursuits. These benefits will be negotiated on a case by case basis with the University’s High Performance Student Manager, and defined in the student’s annual plan. Such benefits may comprise:
(a) full or partial access to relevant University and/or community services and facilities
(b) Subsidized participation in particular development or training opportunities.


The purpose of the 2014 Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship is to provide support for students to achieve a high academic standard in a programme of study at the University of Waikato, excellence in a sporting code or the creative or performing arts, and to develop leadership qualities through a tailored leadership and personal development programme.


‣ The 2014 Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship is for both New Zealand citizens and international students.

To be eligible for consideration for the award of the Scholarship, applicants must demonstrate:

‣ academic achievement, as defined under section 4 below, and

‣ significant achievement to date and potential to further excel in either
-a sporting code, or
-a performing or creative art, and
- leadership qualities.

‣ Consideration of applications will also be subject to an assessment of:
- the alignment of the sport, or performing or creative art concerned to the University’s Vision and for the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programs Purpose, and the University’s capability, in conjunction with relevant local agencies, to provide access to facilities and developmental support appropriate to the sport, or performing or creative art.

‣ When selecting recipients, the Panel may take into account the applicant’s willingness and ability to fully participate in and contribute to the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme.

Selection Criteria:

‣ The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarships Selection Panel will be chaired by the Head of Student and Academic
Services and up to six other members will be appointed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor in consultation with the Head of Student and Academic Services and the Chair of the Scholarships Committee.

‣ The Selection Panel considers the applications and may contact referees on a confidential basis for further relevant information.

‣ The Selection Panel may consult with representatives of relevant sporting or creative agencies to assess the standing of any achievements listed in the applicant’s portfolio. The Selection Panel may, at its discretion, require the applicant to undertake an interview or audition.

‣ The Selection Panel determines the awards and reports its decisions to the Scholarships Committee. The Selection Panel reserves the right to award fewer scholarships than the maximum available in any year.

‣ The Selection Panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into following the Selection Panel meeting.

‣ In exceptional circumstances, the Selection Panel may award a conditional Scholarship when an applicant
cannot fully meet the requirements of the regulations. It is expected that the applicant’s non-compliance will be temporary.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applications for the Scholarship must be received by the University of Waikato Scholarships Office on the prescribed form by 01 October in the year preceding the intended year of tenure.

‣ Applicants must include with their application:

‣ a curriculum vitae (including a one-page summary of relevant achievements & awards)

‣ a (maximum two-page) personal statement that briefly presents the following:

 best performance to date and why
  • future aspirations for: creative or sporting endeavours
-leadership & community involvement

  • a reference from an agency relevant to the sporting code, performing art or creative art concerned, attesting to the applicant’s abilities in that sport or art, potential to further excel, and leadership qualities

  • a second reference as follows:
- applicants currently enrolled in secondary school must attach a completed Principal’s assessment form
- all other applicants must attach a reference attesting to the applicant’s leadership qualities, and ability to maintain academic standards while pursuing his or her creative or sporting endeavours.
-where relevant, copies of creative works or recordings of performances (creative / performing arts applicants only).
  • Please note that dance, screen and media, music and theatre studies students are required to submit a CD or DVD containing recordings of performances / examples of work. Other arts applicants may choose to do so if they feel such material would be helpful to the Selection Panel.
  • applications must be accompanied by a portfolio as defined under subsection 5.2 clause e above.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 1st October 2014.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more information about 2014 Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarships


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