About the scholarships SDC awards annually to pupils in local high schools

Selwyn Secondary School Students’ Tertiary Scholarships

Selwyn District Council awards scholarships annually to year 12 or 13 students at Darfield High School, Ellesmere College, Lincoln High School and Rolleston College.

The number of scholarships and the amount of scholarships granted in any one year is determined by Selwyn District Council.

A few changes have been made for 2020 on how the Scholarships will be administered and awarded.

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.

The planned education/training must commence in the calendar year following awarding of the scholarship in order to apply.

The scholarship is only available for payment towards course fees and costs associated with the purchase of books/equipment required for the study/training.

Applications are encouraged from students that have achieved outstanding success in academic, sports, cultural, arts, social responsibility or other areas, either at school or in their community. Those who have overcome barriers or hardships to achieve are also encouraged to apply.

Selwyn District Council will receive and review all Scholarship applications and prepare a shortlist from each ward. The relevant Ward Councillor/s will communicate with each school regarding the applications.

The application form has been changed to allow a Statement of Support to be included. This may be provided by a member of the school faculty, coach or similar. If relevant to the application, a Statement of Support may also be included from a person/role outside of the school (e.g. regional sports representative team coach).

The successful applicants are announced and awarded at the end of year school prize giving awards with Council representation.

To find out more about the scholarships, students should contact their school or email the grants administrator at Selwyn District Council scholarships@selwyn.govt.nz.

Apply for the 2020 Selwyn Secondary School Students’ Tertiary Scholarship. [PDF, 50 KB]

Applications close 30 September 2020.

Secondary students applying must live in Selwyn, attend school in Selwyn and be planning to undertake full-time post-secondary school education/training at a recognised NZ university, polytechnic or training institution.