Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme

Named in honour of New Zealand’s greatest adventurer, the programme educates scholars within the values of Sir Edmund Hillary and supports their growth and excellence in sport, creative and performing arts, academia, and leadership.

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Applications for 2025 are now open. The closing date is 31 August 2024.

Hillary Scholars are supported to pursue their passion while completing their qualification at the University of Waikato and receive targeted leadership and personal development opportunities.

If you are a school leaver who exhibits leadership capabilities, excels academically, and has achieved in sport, or creative or performing arts, you can apply for the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship programme.

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Established in 2005, the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship is one of the most prestigious student scholarships awarded by the University of Waikato.

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Learn how to apply on the scholarship application page.