Scholarships

We welcome applications for scholarships from students who excel in academics, sport and culture, and who will add value across the school’s four cornerstones – academic, sport, culture and service.

Priority is given to families with genuine financial need, and to applicants who enrol at Year 9 for boys and at Year 11 for girls.

Scholarship awards are generally in the vicinity of $3,000-$5,000 per annum, but will be made based upon the expertise of the applicant and the financial situation of the applicant family.

Please note that a financial declaration is required as part of any scholarship application.

Scholarship applications close at the end of Term 2 in any given year, and the applicant student must be enrolled and have attended their enrolment interview prior to this date.

Scholarships and bursaries

Academic Scholarship
Year 9 boys academic scholarship may be awarded to students who perform impressively in the entrance testing examination. Up to two academic scholarships are available annually, each valued at up to 50% of tuition fees. Year 11 girls entering St Paul’s may also apply for an academic scholarship.

Cultural Scholarship
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 confidently contribute to the cultural activities at the school. Evidence of past involvement in band, performance groups, Royal Schools, NZSB or Trinity Examinations, etc. forms an essential part of the criteria for this scholarship. A limited number of awards made annually at Year 9 for boys or Year 11 for girls.

Sporting Scholarship
Sports scholarships are offered to young men and women who have achieved provincial or regional representation in their chosen sport of cricket, football, hockey, netball, rowing, rugby and tennis. A limited number of awards made annually at Year 9 for boys or Year 11 for girls.

Distance Boarding Scholarship
Awarded to applicants whose normal place of residence is Gisborne, the Hawkes Bay, south of Turangi or north of Warkworth. The applicant must be of outstanding all-round ability, and who in the opinion of the committee will make a major contribution to the general life of the school. A limited number of scholarships available.

Financial Hardship Bursary
Awarded on the basis of financial need. Application includes a confidential statutory declaration of family income and net worth.

Donny Trust Agribusiness Scholarship (up to 75% of tuition costs)
Awarded to one or two students every year who, show an interest in agribusiness, live in New Zealand and may not have the financial means or accessibility to attend a school specialising in agribusiness. Applicants must be new to St Paul’s and have a strong academic record, good interpersonal skills, a passion for the primary industries and desire to pursue further education and a career in the agribusiness sector. More details available here.

External scholarships

Boarding allowance – 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, where 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.

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