We welcome applications for scholarships from students who excel in one or more of the four founding cornerstones of the school, and who will add value across those four cornerstones, namely – academic, sport, culture, or service. Priority is given to families with genuine financial need, and to those who enrol at Year 9 for boys and Year 11 for girls.
Scholarships are generally in the vicinity of $2,000-$10,000 per annum but will be made based on the financial situation of the family and the expertise of the applicant. Please note that a financial declaration is required as part of any scholarship application. Day students may apply for one scholarship. Boarding students can apply for two scholarships, including one for distant boarding. A limited number of scholarships are awarded after consideration by the scholarship committee.
To apply for a scholarship, applicants must first complete an enrolment form and attend an enrolment interview. A scholarship application can be downloaded from this page and submitted by the end of Term 2 in any given year.
Scholarships and bursaries
An academic scholarship may be awarded to students who have excelled academically. Two year 9 boys who perform impressively in the entrance test examination will be considered for a scholarship. Year 11 girls entering St Paul’s may also apply for an academic scholarship based on their school results. Financial needs will be prioritised.
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. is an essential part of the criteria for this scholarship. Financial needs will be prioritised.
Sports scholarships may be offered to young men and women who have excelled in their chosen sport. 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. Financial needs will be prioritised.
Distance Boarding Scholarship
Awarded to applicants whose normal place of residence is outside of the Waikato region and who intends to be a member of the school’s boarding community. 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. Scholarships for boarding are in the vicinity of $2,000 – $10,000 per applicant. Financial needs will be prioritised.
Donny Trust Agribusiness Scholarship
Awarded to one or two senior students who show a strong 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 have a strong academic record, good interpersonal skills, a passion for the primary industries and a desire to pursue further education and a career in the agribusiness sector. More details available here.
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 when boarding can help these students stay in education.If you have any questions about the application process please email or call the Ministry of Education on 04 463 8085 and see their website here.