Edna Money Future Pacific Leaders' Scholarship

Closing Date 31 Aug 2024
Key details

Value Up to $18,000 over three years

Study level(s) Entrance, School leaver

Subject area(s) Arts, Business / Management, Computer Science, Mathematics, Education, Health, Engineering, Law, Māori & Indigenous Studies, Science, Social Sciences


For domestic students of Pacific Island descent who are currently studying at NCEA Level 3 towards University Entrance and who intend to enrol full-time (120 points in an undergraduate degree programme at the University of Waikato in 2025. The aim of this Scholarship is to provide support for Pacific students to achieve academically at the University of Waikato.



Edna Money was a Morrinsville farmer and accountant who bequeathed the sum of $1 million to the University of Waikato to benefit Pacific students. 


For school leavers who are intending to enrol full-time (120 points) in an undergraduate degree in 2025. Applicants must have achieved NCEA Level 2 with Merit (or equivalent), and be of Pacific Island descent. Applicants may be taking a gap year in 2024, but must have achieved Merit (or equivalent) at both NCEA Level 2 and NCEA Level 3.


Before applying

To apply for the Edna Money Future Pacific Leaders' Scholarship click on Apply now below where you will be taken to your MyWaikato portal. You will then need to select the Pacific Excellence/Edna Money School Leaver Scholarships to submit an application. In completing this online application you will also be considered for the Pacific Excellence Scholarship.


Please ensure you read the Guidelines on Applying for School Leaver Scholarships before you commence the application process.

How to Apply

  1. Read the guidelines

    Please ensure you read the regulations before you commence the application process.

  2. If you are new, complete an application to enrol

    You will need to do this BEFORE you can have access to apply for Scholarships and Awards.

    Application to enrol
  3. Apply using MyWaikato

    Once you have an account, log into MyWaikato and click on the ‘Scholarships’ tab to see the list of available scholarships

    Apply now

Note: If you are a current student or already have a University of Waikato account you will be redirected to the MyWaikato screen. Log in to MyWaikato, select the ‘Scholarships’ tab and choose the scholarship you wish to apply for from the list at the bottom of the page.