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Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme

Inspiring excellence, all round development and leadership

The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme educates future leaders at the University of Waikato within the values of New Zealand’s greatest adventurer, Sir Edmund Hillary.  We are all inspired by the view that “Together, we believe the impossible is a summit to be conquered”.

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholars must excel in academia, leadership and sports or creative and performing arts.  Various professional development opportunities and fees support are provided for Scholars.

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme applications for 2016 are now open.

Please note that the closing date for 2016 Hillary Scholarship applications will be Friday 18th September 2015. This replaces the previous closing date of 1st October.

The Hillary Programme enhances scholar's success through relationships with regional, national and international partners and sponsors. The Programme that started in 2005 commits to successful Scholars for their period of study at the University of Waikato.

Click here for the application form.


Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Information Evening

The University of Waikato invites you and your parents to join us for an information evening in Auckland. As well as asking your questions about study options, support services and the application process, this is an opportunity for you to be inspired and informed by past and present Hillary Scholars.

The evening will include presentations by Olympic Rower Nathan Twaddle, nationally acclaimed pianist Maria Mo, and University of Waikato Sports Scientist Joe McQuillan.

Date: Tuesday 18 August
Time: 7 - 9pm
Venue: Heritage Hotel, 35 Hobson Street, Auckland (map)
Parking: Wilson's Carpark, Wyndham Street, Auckland (map)

Register now

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