Selwyn District Council Educational Fund Scholarships

Selwyn District Council awards scholarships annually to two pupils in year 12 or 13 at Darfield High School, Ellesmere College and Lincoln High School, with six scholarships awarded in total. The value of each Scholarship is currently $3000.

The scholarship funding must be used for further education at a university, polytechnic or accredited state or private institution on a full-time course of study which benefits the wider community.  Applicants are judged on their contribution to the school and community, their attitude and academic ability.

Decisions on applications are made by a panel including the relevant School Principal (or their representative) and two Council representatives - either local ward Councillors or a ward Councillor and the Chair of the local community board. The successful applicants are announced and awarded at end of year school prizegiving awards.

To find out more about the scholarships, including application forms and scholarship closing dates, students should contact their school.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents who live in Selwyn.