2018 entrance scholarships are now closed.
The Wentworth Trust Board offers a number of Entrance Scholarships each year to potential new students wishing to enter Wentworth College. Scholarships are awarded by way of a discount off the annual tuition fees, ranging in value up to 50%.
Scholarships are awarded based on the results of scholarship examinations held late June/early July each year, whilst also considering applicants’ all round ability (such as sport, cultural and community endeavours). Applicants are required to sit assessments in English and Mathematics, each of approximately 1 hour’s duration.
Private secondary schools scholarship for low income families
Please note: Applications for 2018 scholarships closed on 19 May 2017. However it is worth keeping these scholarships in mind for future years, as your child enters their Year 8 schooling.
The Aspire Scholarship from the Ministry of Education has been designed for students from low income families who would like to attend a New Zealand private secondary school. The scholarship contributes up to $15,000 per year for tuition fees, and up to $1,500 per year for course related costs, for Years 9-13, for the duration of a student’s attendance at their chosen private school.
Eligibility (based on 2018 scholarship criteria):
A student is eligible for an Aspire Scholarship if:
- they will be in Year 9 in 2018
- their primary caregiver(s) have a joint annual gross income of $56,000 or less (not including Working for Families tax credits)
- their primary caregiver(s) have a combined net worth of $200,000 or less (not including household items)
- they, or their primary caregiver(s), are not beneficiaries of any trusts (exceptions will be made on a case by case basis)
- they are a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of New Zealand
- an application is received in hard copy at the Ministry of Education National Office by 5pm on Friday, 19 May 2017.
Applicants will be balloted for the 2018 Aspire Scholarships and drawn at random by the Ministry of Education. Wentworth College has no part in the decision making process for this scholarship. Only applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will be included in the ballot. Academic achievement and personal qualities are not relevant for this scholarship and will not affect an applicant’s chance of receiving a scholarship.
www.zonta.org. For any students who may be interested in applying for the Young Women in Public Affairs award. (This award is presented locally and the successful recipient is then put forward for a national award and ultimately the successful national recipient continues to be put forward for the international award. Amazingly this year’s international winner was a young New Zealander – which is such cudos for NZ.
HIBISCUS COAST AND BAYS LOCAL BOARD Scholarship
Wentworth College / Gulf Harbour Country Club
Outstanding young golfers with a handicap of 10 or under are eligible to apply for these prestigious scholarships. If you wish to talk to us about the possibility of golf scholarship for your child, please phone Gail Clews in the College office on 09 424-3273 to arrange a time to come in and meet with the Principal.
The Gulf Harbour Country Club course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, arguably the world’s finest designer of classic golf courses. It is set against the spectacular backdrop of the Hauraki Gulf. Superb finishing holes, ocean views, rolling terrain and classic traditional values all combine to create one of New Zealand’s most outstanding golf courses.
For further information on applying for these scholarships please contact the school office either by email or by phone on 09 424-3273.
Awards in 2016
Hibiscus & Bayes Local Board
Young Women in Leadership Award
University of Auckland
Top Achiever Scholarship