Are you a first-year undergraduate student from New Zealand with a dream of pursuing higher education? The University of Waikato is offering the Otumoetai Trust Undergraduate Scholarships for the year 2023, providing vital financial support to eligible candidates. If you meet the criteria and wish to study at the University of Waikato, this opportunity might be the stepping stone to achieving your academic goals.
The Otumoetai Trust Undergraduate Scholarships aim to assist students who face financial hardship, social disadvantages, and/or physical disabilities, making it challenging for them to pursue tertiary education without additional support. The scholarship is open to nationals of both Australia and New Zealand.
To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Attained a minimum of NCEA Level 2 with Merit or an equivalent qualification.
- Studying at NCEA Level 3 (or equivalent) towards University Entrance at either Otumoetai College, Tauranga Boys’ College, or Tauranga Girls’ College in the year before the scholarship tenure.
- Planning to enroll full-time in the first year of an undergraduate degree program at the University of Waikato in either Tauranga or Hamilton for the first time in the year of tenure.
- Hold New Zealand citizenship, NZ Permanent Residency, NZ Resident Class Visa, or Australian Citizenship/Permanent Residency domiciled in NZ.
Successful applicants will receive up to $9,000 in financial assistance spread over a period of three years, which can significantly alleviate the financial burden of higher education.
If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, remember that the deadline for submitting your application is 31st August 2023. Make sure to complete your application before this date to be considered for the scholarship.
How to Apply:
To apply for the Otumoetai Trust Undergraduate Scholarships at the University of Waikato, you can visit the official scholarship page on the university’s website. Prepare your application and submit it before the specified deadline to be in the running for this valuable opportunity.
The University of Waikato believes in providing equal opportunities for all students, regardless of their financial circumstances or backgrounds. With the Otumoetai Trust Undergraduate Scholarships, they aim to support deserving students who might not otherwise have the means to pursue higher education. If you meet the eligibility criteria, don’t miss this chance to kickstart your academic journey and open doors to a brighter future. Apply today and take a step closer to achieving your dreams!