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Step out of school and into a Waikato University scholarship in 2019

Our scholarships reward academic ability, leadership potential, community spirit, sporting skills, and talent in the creative and performing arts.

Te Paewai o te Rangi: The University of Waikato Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Value: Up to $25,000 over 3 years
Closing date: 31 August

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For outstanding students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential and community involvement, and want to achieve academic excellence at the University of Waikato.

Te Paewai o te Rangi can be translated to mean "the water horizon" - the place where the ocean meets the sky, and where the sun sets and rises. This is the transition point where Tāne travelled on his quest to ascend into the heavens and to suspend the stars in the sky. The term "Te Paewai o te Rangi" can be used to represent a person’s journey to achieve excellence. It is an unending pursuit to reach the pinnacle of your desires. Read more...


The 'Ko te Tangata' scholarship (Waikato schools)

Value: Up to $5,000
Closing date: 31 August

Open to students of Waikato schools, this scholarship recognises the drive and determination of the Waikato people who established the University. Read more...

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The 'Ko te Tangata' scholarship (Bay of Plenty)

Value: Up to $5,000
Closing date: 31 August

Open to students of Bay of Plenty schools, this scholarship recognises our commitment to the Bay, where we've been active since the '90s. In 2019 our new Tauranga CBD campus is set to open. Read more...

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The Manu Kaewa Scholarship (rest of NZ)

Value: Up to $5,000
Closing date: 31 August

Te Manu Kaewa references the adventurer search of new horizons. This scholarship is for school leavers from outside Waikato and the Bay of Plenty who come to the University of Waikato. Read more...

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Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme

Value: Up to $10,000 per undergraduate year
Closing date: 31 August

Unique to Waikato, this programme educates future leaders within the values of New Zealand's greatest adventurer, Sir Edmund Hillary. Read more...

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Te Ara Whānui Scholarship

Value: Up to $10,000
Closing date: 31 August

Awarded to academically excellent students strong in Te Reo, Tikanga, or Kapa Haka. Read more...

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Pacific Excellence Scholarship

Value: Up to $10,000
Closing date: 31 August

Awarded to academically excellent students of Pacific descent and with strong connections or contributions to the Pacific community. Read more...

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Edna Money Future Pacific Leaders' Scholarship

Value: $6,000 cash a year (up to 3 years)
Closing date: 31 August

Cash support to excellent Pacific students who show significant leadership potential. Read more...

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D.V. Bryant Trust Residential Scholarship

Value: Up to $10,000
Closing dates: 1 October & 7 March 2019

Designed for school leavers with academic potential and financial or other circumstances where hall of residence accommodation will clearly benefit academic progress. Read more...

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University of Waikato Rugby Development Scholarship

Value: Up to $7,000
Closing date: 31 August

Support for rugby union players who wish to study at Waikato and are considered by the Waikato Rugby Union to be genuine prospects for the ITM Cup or Farah Palmer Cup. Read more...

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