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University of Waikato High Performance Athlete Scholarship

Applications are now open for the University of Waikato High Performance Athlete Scholarship.  This scholarship is open to domestic students who will be competing in High Performance Sport to regional or national level in 2024, and who will be enrolling in an undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato. The scholarship is available for school leavers and current students.


Applications close on 31 January 2024.


As always, applicants are encouraged to read the regulations of this scholarship. Please note that The Scholarship may not be held in conjunction with the HPSNZ Prime Ministers Scholarship or any University of Waikato scholarship or any other University of Waikato funding that includes either a tuition fees credit or accommodation credit as a component. 

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme

Named in honour of New Zealand’s greatest adventurer, the programme educates scholars within the values of Sir Edmund Hillary and supports their growth and excellence in sport, creative and performing arts, academia, and leadership.

Hillary Scholars are supported to pursue their passion while completing their qualification at the University of Waikato, and receive tailored personal development and leadership training throughout their studies.

If you exhibit leadership capabilities, excel academically, and have achieved in sport, or creative or performing arts, you might be eligible to apply for the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship programme.

Applications for the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship programme in 2022 are now open. The closing date is 31st August 2021. Apply Now!

The Adastra Foundation

The Adastra Foundation provides scholarships to extraordinary young New Zealanders. Since 2007, the Foundation has supported hundreds of athletes, musicians and performing artists with more than $2m and dozens of customised personal development workshops.

Applications will OPEN for our 2024 scholarship programme on Friday 1st September. Scholarship criteria can be found on our website here.

• Adastra continues its vision to provide support to exceptional young athletes, musicians and performing artists, who might otherwise struggle to achieve their dreams. Priority will be given to applications from talented young people who face financial hardship.
• The Adastra Foundation would also like to continue our relationship with those who value the programme, remain engaged with their personal development and who could go on to being ambassadors for Adastra.

Attached is a poster and social media tile which may be used in newsletters or your media channels. Please feel free to share these with relevant staff, coaches and tutors, or encourage those who meet the scholarship criteria to apply.

Applications can be made via the online form on the website The Adastra Foundation from 1st September. Applications close on 29th September 2023.

Visit https://adastra.org.nz/scholarships/ to apply or for more information.
Tania Dalton Scholarship

The Tania Dalton Foundation, created in honour of the sporting legend whose presence would fill the room, has been established to make a meaningful impact on the lives of budding young kiwis, guiding them to lead their biggest life – as Tania did.

The scholarships aims to provide support to young women from all kinds of circumstances and at different stages of their development, to unlock their talent and enable them to live their biggest life with sport as their guide.

Included in the criteria is the ability to demonstrate a significant level of financial and/or circumstantial hardship. Hockey has yet to have a young female granted a TDF Scholarship so it would be great to see this change!

Visit the Hockey NZ website for more information.