New Zealand: Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarships for International Students at University of Waikato

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Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided for any one courses offered by University of Waikato in New Zealand.

Course Level: The scholarships are available for pursuing entrance, undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate degree level at University of Waikato in New Zealand.

Scholarship Provider: University of Waikato in New Zealand.

Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand

Eligibility: The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship is open to both New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and international students.
-To be eligible for consideration for the award of the Scholarship, applicants must demonstrate:
-academic achievement, as defined under section 4 below, and
-significant achievement to date and potential to further excel in either
-a sporting code, or
-a performing or creative art, and
– leadership qualities.
– Consideration of applications will also be subject to an assessment of:
– the alignment of the sport, or performing or creative art concerned2 to the University’s Vision and to the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme’s Purpose, and the University’s capability, in conjunction with relevant local agencies, to provide access to facilities and developmental support appropriate to the sport, or performing or creative art.
-When selecting recipients, the Panel may take into account the applicant’s willingness and ability to fully participate in, and contribute to, the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme.

Scholarship Open for International Students: New Zealand and international students can apply for the scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The purpose of the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship is to provide support for students to achieve a high academic standard in a programme of study at the University of Waikato, excellence in a sporting code or the creative or performing arts, and to develop leadership qualities through a tailored leadership and personal development programme.

Number of award(s): The University determines the maximum number of scholarships available annually.

Duration of award(s): Tenure of the Scholarship may continue for the consecutive period of enrolment required to complete the relevant qualification, provided that the recipient

What does it cover? The Scholarship covers the costs of domestic tuition fees and associated charges and is paid direct to the student’s fees account with the University at the time of enrolment. Should an international student be awarded the Scholarship, the Scholarship will cover the equivalent of the recipient’s tuition fees at domestic rates. It will be the responsibility of the student to pay the balance of their fees.
– Recipients of the Scholarship who reside at one of the University Halls of Residence may request that the Scholarship be applied as an accommodation credit (equivalent to the cost of their domestic tuition fees) in lieu of a fees credit. Students wishing to make such an arrangement should contact the Scholarships Office.

Selection criteria: Scholarships will be awarded on basis of interview.

Notification:  Not Known

How to Apply: Applications for the Scholarship must be received by the University of Waikato Scholarships Office on the prescribed form by 01 October in the year proceeding the intended year of tenure.
-Applicants must include with their application:
-a curriculum vitae (including a one-page summary of relevant achievements & awards)
– a (maximum two-page) personal statement that briefly presents the following:
– best performance to date and why
-future aspirations for: creative or sporting endeavours
-leadership & community involvement
-a reference from an agency relevant to the sporting code, performing art or creative art concerned, attesting to the applicant’s abilities in that sport or art, potential to further excel, and leadership qualities
– a second reference as follows:
– applicants currently enrolled in secondary school must attach a completed Principal’s assessment form
– all other applicants must attach a reference attesting to the applicant’s leadership qualities, and ability to maintain academic standards while pursuing his or her creative or sporting endeavours.
-where relevant, copies of creative works or recordings of performances (creative / performing arts applicants only). Please note that dance, screen and media, music and theatre studies studentsare required to submit a CD or DVD containing recordings of performances / examples of work. Other arts applicants may choose to do so if they feel such material would be helpful to the Selection Panel.
-Applications must be accompanied by a portfolio, as defined under subsection 5.2 clause e above.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 01 October 2013.

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