Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme

Inspiring excellence, all-round development and leadership.

Applications for the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship are now closed and will reopen in 2023.

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.

Hillary Scholars are supported to pursue their passion while completing their qualification at the University of Waikato, and receive tailored personal development and leadership training throughout their studies.

If you exhibit leadership capabilities, excel academically, and have achieved in sport, or creative or performing arts, you might be eligible to apply for the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship programme.

Latest Hillary News

Three golds for cyclist Ally Wollaston (7 March 2023)

University of Waikato law student and Hillary Scholar Ally Wollaston has returned to New Zealand with three gold medals from the UCI Nations Cup track competition in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Award-winning soprano and Waikato alumna is branching out into the world (7 March 2023)

With one of her recent achievements on home soil having been the runner up at the prestigious Lexus song contest, which was held in Wellington this past July, Felicity Tompkins has now returned back to the United States, continuing her studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Waikato athletes in Birmingham (27 July 2022)

Thirteen University of Waikato students and alumni will be competing in this year’s Commonwealth Games in the United Kingdom, which starts on Thursday.

Lucrative scholarships support University of Waikato graduates overseas (5 July 2022)

Bethany Angus, Felicity Tomkins and Gracie Francis have been awarded the Kia Ora Foundation Patricia Pratt Scholarship to support their artistic growth at prestigious academies worldwide.

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