There are a large number of financial scholarships available each year for potential tertiary students. Each tertiary institution has a scholarship section of their website and this is the first place students should be searching.

HGHS also subscribes to which is a scholarship database and will include those that are not institution specific. Students need to access this site at school, central library or tertiary institution.

Students are encouraged to begin their search beginning of Term 2 as most scholarships will have opened for application. Checking the closing date and application criteria is very important as they vary for each scholarship.

Documentation required is generally similar to:

  • NCEA Record of Achievement
  • Evidence of citizenship - Birth Certificate or Passport
  • Essay/Statement how they met the criteria
  • 1 or 2 references
  • Other supporting evidence as required

Many scholarships go unclaimed as students do not apply, we encourage all students intending on full time tertiary study to explore these opportunities. The school Careers Department can provide support and advice on any application but all institution scholarship offices can also assist with their own scholarships and this is a valuable service.

Term Dates 2018

Term One:
Tuesday 30 January to
Friday 13 April

Term Two:
Monday 30 April to
Friday 6 July

Term Three:
Monday 23 July to
Friday 28 September

Term Four:
Monday 15 October to
Tuesday 11 December (to be confirmed)