New Zealand: Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship 2014 at University of Waikato

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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.

01 Oct 2013


The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship is open to both New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and international students

  1. To be eligible for consideration for the award of the Scholarship, applicants must demonstrate:
    • academic achievement, as defined under section 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.
  2. Consideration of applications will also be subject to an assessment of:
    • the alignment of the sport, or performing or creative art concerned 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.
  3. When selecting recipients, the Panel may take into account the applicant’s willingness and ability to fully participate in,
  4. and contribute to, the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme.

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