Scholarships and bursaries

A limited amount of support is available to families based on financial need or exceptional individual attributes of a student. Scholarships are of a modest size, aimed at making a small contribution to families who need assistance for their child to attend St Paul’s Collegiate School.

Applicants can be considered for one scholarship only and therefore should apply for the scholarship which best fits their area of expertise.

PLEASE NOTE – SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR 2019 ENROLMENTS. THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2020 IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW. DETAILS OF THE UPDATED PROCESS WILL BE POSTED ONCE FINALISED.

External scholarships

Boarding allowances – Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education provides boarding allowances to help students who live in remote areas or who face other barriers to achieving at school. Boarding away from home is one of the options to help these students stay in education and achieve a qualification.

If you have any questions about the application process please email or call the Ministry of Education on 04 463 8085.

Scholarships and bursaries

Year 9 Academic Scholarship

Awarded to students who perform impressively in the Diagnostic and Scholarship Examinations. Up to two academic scholarships are offered annually with each valued at 50% of tuition fees. These scholarships are for prospective Year 9 students only. If the student is enrolled as a prospective Year 9 they will receive automatic entry for this scholarship and no entry form is required.

Harington House Scholarship (up to $5000)

Awarded to girls who show outstanding academic potential. Two scholarships are awarded annually to one Year 11 student and to a prospective Year 11, 12 or 13 student.

Financial Hardship Bursary (up to $5000)

Awarded to a student on the basis of financial need. Applicants will be required to complete a confidential statutory declaration of family income and net worth as part of their application. A limited number of awards will be made annually, preferably at entry level.

Distance Boarding Scholarship (up to $3000)

Awarded to a student whose normal place of residence is in Gisborne, the Hawkes Bay, south of Turangi or north of Warkworth. The student must be a young man/woman of outstanding all-round ability who in the opinion of the committee will make a major contribution to the general life of the School – defined as general excellence. One scholarship will be awarded each year.

Boarding Scholarship (up to $3000)

Awarded to young men and women of outstanding all-round ability who in the opinion of the committee will make a major contribution to the general life of the School – defined as general excellence. At least two scholarships will be awarded annually.

Sporting Scholarship (up to $3000)

Sports scholarships are offered to young men and women who have achieved provincial or regional representation in their chosen sport. Targeted sports are cricket, football, hockey, netball, rowing, rugby and tennis. A limited number of awards will be made annually at year of entry.

Cultural Scholarship (up to $3000)

Awarded to a student whose involvement in instrumental music, choir, singing, debating, public speaking, drama or Kapa Haka has been of a sufficiently high level that they will be able to confidently contribute to the cultural activities of St Paul’s. Evidence of past involvement in band, performance groups, Royal Schools, NZSB or Trinity Examinations, etc. will form an essential part of the criteria for the selection for the Cultural Scholarship. A limited number of awards will be made annually, preferably at entry level.

General Excellence Scholarship (up to $3000)

Awarded to a student of strong all-round ability who could make a major contribution to the general life of the School, across multiple areas, ie sporting, cultural or academic. A limited number of awards will be made annually, preferably at entry level.

Donny Trust Agribusiness Scholarship (up to 75% of tuition costs)

Awarded to one student every year who shows an interest in agribusiness, who lives in New Zealand and who may not have the financial means to attend a school outside of their area specialising in agribusiness. Applicants must have a good academic record, good interpersonal skills, have a passion for the primary industries and want to pursue a career in the sector. More details available here.

Rolleston Scholarship

Administered by St Paul’s Foundation Ltd on behalf of Mr Humphry Rolleston, Patron. It is awarded to high achieving, existing students of the school.

Whesby Trust

Administered by the Whesby Trust to provide assistance for the sons and daughters of Anglican Clergy.

Williams Trust

The Headmaster administers a grant from Williams Trust to St Paul’s families. The Trust’s purpose is the advancement of education in New Zealand or the advancement of religion in New Zealand.

Bayview Trust

Administered by the Bayview Trust for students to attend or continue to attend St Paul’s despite financial difficulties.

Old Collegians’ Bursary

Administered by the Old Collegians’ Association to provide short-term financial assistance to Old Collegians’ whose sons or daughters are attending St Paul’s.

Parents' Association Scholarship

Administered by the Parents’ Association and awarded each year to a Year 12 boy for his final year at St Paul’s who has achieved outstanding academic improvement since his arrival in Year 9. The Parents' Association Scholarship is not awarded through application but rather at prize giving to an existing student based on a given criteria.