Waitaha-A-Hei / Victoria University of Wellington Scholarship

Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year
Closing Date(s): 15 September
Tenure: One year
Award for: Māori students
Number offered: Two
Value: Total value up to $15,500

Description

The Scholarship has been designed to provide a supportive student environment that fosters the mind (opportunity to study at University), body (healthy lifestyle) and soul (a supportive community environment in the Hall of Residence environment), all of which are demonstrably beneficial to academic and life-long progress.

History

The Waitaha-A-Hei / Victoria University of Wellington Scholarship was established in 2018 as a dollar for-dollar co-partnership between Waitaha Charitable Trust and the Victoria University of Wellington. The Scholarship was designed to increase the participation and success of Waitaha students while studying at undergraduate level. Up to two scholarships will be offered each year.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must: a) be a registered beneficiary with Te Kapu o Waitaha; b) be studying NCEA (or equivalent) in their 13 Level 3 towards University Entrance at a secondary school in the year prior to tenure; c) qualify for Fees-Free Tertiary Education in the year of tenure (https://www.feesfree.govt.nz/); d) be intending to enrol full-time in an undergraduate degree (full-time is at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) at the Victoria University of Wellington for the first time in the year of tenure, and commencing study in the first semester that year (Semester 1).

Criteria

TBC

Application process

A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.

Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.

Scholarship specific documentation

Selection process

Please see full regulations.

Additional information

Scholarships will have a total value up to $15,500 and will consist of: a) Credit towards a fully-catered Victoria Hall of Residence up to $15,000 b) Up to $500 towards compulsory course requirements (e.g., text-books) c) Recipients will be guaranteed a place in a Victoria Hall of Residence. To maintain eligibility, students offered the scholarship must: a) Gain University Entrance; b) Remain enrolled full-time for the period of tenure, and c) Attend a Waitaha Scholarship Wananga organised by Waitaha Charitable Trust. At the Wananga, the Scholarship will be formally awarded.

Regulations and conditions

  1. A completed online application must be submitted by 4:30pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
  2. All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
  3. The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
  4. The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
  5. Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria during the tenure of this scholarship or fail to achieve a satisfactory progress, partial repayment of the Scholarship will normally be expected. Recipients must advise the Scholarships Office if they intend to withdraw.
  6. Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
  7. At the discretion of the Deciding Authority, the application of the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.

Contact

Scholarships and PhD Admissions Office
scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
pg-research@vuw.ac.nz
summer-research@vuw.ac.nz
Phone +64 463 5557