Ballinger Rongotai Scholarships
Up to $4,500 subject to funds available.
Tenure of award:
Up to 4 years or longer at the discretion of the selection panel, providing at least an average B+ grade (approximately a 7 grade point average) is maintained.
Closing dates for applications:
31 October 2019
31 October 2020
Applications close annually on 31 October.
Number of awards offered:
History or background of award
The Ballinger Rongotai Scholarships were established by Mr T J A Ballinger, through the Ballinger Scholarship Trust. The Scholarships are funded through an endowment from the Ballinger Scholarship Trust to the Victoria University Foundation.
Purpose of award
To encourage students from Rongotai College to come to Victoria University to study science, mathematics and engineering.
* The 1st year Scholarship will be open to students from Rongotai College, enrolled to study, majoring in science, mathematics or engineering at Victoria University of Wellington.
* The 1st year Scholarship will be awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit although factors such as character, leadership, community involvement and financial circumstances may also be taken into account.
* Each 1st year student should receive a Scholarship for up to 4 years or longer at the discretion of the selection panel, providing at least an average B+ grade (approximately a 7 grade point average) is maintained.
How do students apply?
Applicants must complete the application form and attach a one page personal statement outlining why they wish to study science / mathematics / engineering at Victoria University, their future career plans and a one page referee's statement.
Application forms available from the Rongotai College website link http://www.rongotai.school.nz/VUS
Send your completed application form the contact listed below.
Refer to Funder.
A shortlist of eligible applicants will be drawn up by the Principal of Rongotai College or his / her nominee on the basis of their academic transcript and the quality of their one page personal statement.
The successful candidate will be chosen by the selection panel consisting of a representative of the Ballinger family, the Principal of Rongotai College and a nominee of the Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University.
How and when do students learn of the decision?
The selection will be made by mid-December when grades achieved in internal standards are known.
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
Recipients will be required to write thank you letters on receiving the Scholarship and provide an end of year progress report for each year that the Scholarship is held, which will be forwarded to a representative of the Ballinger family but the Victoria University Foundation.
For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:
Position: Deputy Principal
Organisation: Rongotai College
Address: PO Box 14063
Kilbirnie Wellington 6241
Phone: (06) 939 3050