Application Advice

Read the regulations carefully to ensure that you are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Take time to prepare a cover letter and/or CV that shows that you are the best candidate for the scholarship. We receive a high number of applications for scholarships so putting the extra effort into your cover letter and/or CV can make your application stand out to the Selection Panel.

The University of Waikato's Careers Office provides information and assistance to students wanting to tailor their cover letter and/or CVs for scholarship applications.  For further information visit Careers.

If you are applying for a scholarship that will be awarded based on non-academic factors (ie community involvement or sporting achievements), make sure you include documentation that will support your achievements in this area.

Prepare your referees carefully: the Selection Panel will take into consideration what your referees say about you. Always provide your referees with a copy of the regulations so they are aware of what you are applying for. If you are applying for more than one scholarship, ensure that your referees tailor their references for each scholarship.

Get as much information about the scholarship and the sponsor as you can. This information is often found in the regulations. Additional internet searching can be helpful.

For any University of Waikato scholarships/awards this should be the same as your details in iWaikato. Without these details you may miss important news about the scholarship.

If you are requested to supply a verified academic transcript with your application, please ensure that you do not send the original transcript. You may bring the original to the Scholarships Office where it will be copied and verified for you to include with your application. Where possible, ensure you include a grading scale.