Aspire Scholarship 2018
Private secondary schools scholarship for low income families
Closing date for applications: Friday, 19 May 2017
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 will contribute 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. Tuition fees include term fees, enrolment fees, application fees, and any other compulsory attendance fee that is directly related to a student’s tuition.
A student is eligible for a 2018 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.
To apply for the Aspire Scholarship, an application form must be filled out for the student, and received in hard copy at the Ministry of Education National Office by 5pm on Friday, 19 May 2017. Please refer to the 2017 Aspire application form and guidelines for additional help with the questions in the application form.
For further information and to download the application pack, visit Ministry of Education website.
Alternatively, for a copy of the application pack, call in to see us, or call us on 09 424 3273.
The Wentworth Trust Board offers a small number of Entrance Scholarships each year to potential new students wishing to enter Wentworth College. Scholarships apply to students entering Years 7, 8 and 9 and are awarded based on a mix of academic, cultural (Music, Art, Dance etc) and sporting excellence. Students would need to be high achievers in at least two of these criteria in order to be offered a scholarship.
Scholarships are awarded by way of a discount off the annual tuition fees ranging in value from $3,000 to $5,000pa, with the possibility of one ‘premier scholarship’ to be offered each year to a particularly outstanding applicant.
Scholarship applicants are required to sit three 1 hour examinations. This year’s scholarship examination day will be held on Wednesday, 28th June 2017. If you wish to have a scholarship information pack posted to you, please contact the school office either by email or by phone on 09 424 3273.
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.