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Scholarships Information

There are two types of Scholarships for which our senior students are eligible.

Type 1 - Tertiary Scholarships

These scholarships are offered either by private institutions or trusts or by Universities and Polytechnics. It is the latter group which make up the bulk of what is available at undergraduate level. In most cases, these scholarships are applied for online in the months of July and August. Attached is a flow chart of the process which the girls should follow should they wish to apply. Please note that in a few cases, there is just one recipient from the school and these are not self-nominated.   

Type 2 - NZQA Scholarship Awards

This is a Scholarship Award which is open to senior students to enter through NZQA, who are the administrators. There is currently an additional charge to enter for scholarship. 

Scholarship is available in most of the subjects offered in Year 13, but the nature of the assessment varies. In some, the submission involves a portfolio of work, in others a three-hour examination is scheduled alongside the NCEA examinations. If a student is successful in achieving a scholarship, she will receive a monetary award of $500.  If she should be successful in three, then the award becomes $2000 per annum for three years. It is also possible to achieve an outstanding grade in scholarship and if a student achieves two outstanding grades in at least three scholarships in the year, she will receive $5000 per annum for three years.   

Scholarship awards are not a qualification, but they are a very real signal of academic excellence and therefore carry weight in relevant selection processes. They are an extension opportunity for students and do encourage students to think more deeply and widely in the context.   

At Marist College, students can sit scholarship in most subjects, with the support of their teachers or of the department. Not only does the nature of the assessment vary but so too does the content- in some subjects it is closely aligned to NCEA and can be taught in conjunction with class work, while in others it is an entirely different content which will require much more additional learning. Students are encouraged to discuss with their teachers the nature and content of the scholarship assessment in a given subject, in the first few weeks of school so they can plan to maximise their opportunity for success. Early in Term 2, there will be an information evening for students and their parents to ensure that students feel supported in their choice.   

For any queries in relation to the scholarship requirements for a particular subject, please contact the classroom teacher to clarify. For any general enquiries or clarifications, please contact the Deputy Principal Curriculum- c.adams@maristcollege.school.nz
Resources:
Forms & Flowcharts
Scholarship flowchart for Students
Application for Tertiary Scholarship Reference 2019