Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship

Key Information

Conducted By The University of Waikato
Eligibility Candidates who excel academically, in sports or creative arts
Region India and New Zealand
Rewards $10,000
Last Date of Application August 31, 2021

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship is offered at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. The scholarship aims to provide various professional development opportunities and fees support to the students that excel in sports, leadership, academics, and creative or performing arts for the duration of the recipient's undergraduate degree.This scholarship helps develop a student's technical and social skills. The applications for the Sir Edmund Hillary scholarship 2022 were closed on August 31st, 2021.

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship scheme takes into consideration the academic and extra-academic achievements of the candidate. It involves apt testing of adequate technical skills and leadership skills along with other soft skills. The following is the detailed eligibility criteria for Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship:

  • Candidates must excel at academic, sports, creative or performing art.
  • Candidates who have achieved a minimum of NCEA Level 3 with a Merit endorsement are eligible.
  • Candidates who have achieved University Entrance and admission to their program of study are eligible.
  • Candidates who have or will achieve the equivalent to the above in Cambridge International Examinations or the International Baccalaureate examinations are eligible.
  • Candidates who intend to study at the University of Waikato at either the Hamilton or Tauranga campus are eligible
  • Candidates must have demonstrated leadership quality, through positions of responsibilities.
  • Candidates who have taken a year drop can also apply for the scholarship provided they have the necessary credentials for selection.

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Program

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Rewards

The value of the scholarship is decided after taking into consideration the total time of the candidates' undergraduate degree, provided the candidates have a good academic performance during their undergraduate. The following is the detailed list of rewards awarded to the candidates  availing the scholarship:

  • The scholarship offers up to $10,000 per year for full-time graduate students
  • The selected candidate will receive personalized support
  • The candidates will also be guided by leading coaches/ teacher in their area of sports/ arts
  • The selected student will be coached in leadership skills and personal development

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Application Process

It is an online application wherein students have to go through the guidelines and fill the application carefully before submitting. Following is the detailed procedure for applying to Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship:

  • The interested candidates first have to submit an application to enroll by clicking on the link.
  • The candidate can then start with the scholarship application process
  • The candidates are suggested to read the guidelines carefully which they can find by clicking here.
  • The candidates can start the application process by visiting the official Sir Edmund Hillary scholarship website. 
  • All the necessary documents need to be provided along with the required details.
  • The candidates can submit the application after filling it.
  • The students can keep track of their application through the MyWaikato portal.

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Selection Process

The selection process generally takes 6-8 weeks after the closing date. The candidates will receive a message in their portal when their application has been processed.

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Contact Details

  • Address: Te Mata Kairangi School of Graduate Research, The University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
  • Phone Number: +64 7 858 5096
  • Email ID: [email protected]

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