Pacific Excellence Scholarship

Closing Date 31 Aug 2024
Key details

Value Up to $20,000 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


The Pacific Excellence Scholarship was established in 2018 to support the University of Waikato’s commitment to recognise and foster the excellence of our Pacific students. The Scholarship is awarded based on meritorious achievement and connection to the Pacific community. 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.


To apply for the Pacific Excellence 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 Edna Money Future Pacific Leaders' Scholarship. Please ensure you read the Guidelines on Applying for School Leaver Scholarships before you commence the application process.


Before applying

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.