Assessment (including Examination) Rules for Schools with Consent to Assess 2016

7.3.2 New Zealand Scholarship: Monetary Awards

  1. The New Zealand Scholarship Monetary Awards for 2016 are available to Candidates who meet the eligibility and entry requirements under Rules 5.2 and 5.3 and this Rule 7.3.2, and comprise:

 Premier Award

  • For the very top 5 to 10 Candidates. The minimum eligibility requirement to be considered for this award is achievement of at least three Scholarships at “Outstanding” level in the same year. The number of recipients for this award is restricted and achieving the minimum requirement will not guarantee an award.
  • $10,000 each year for up to three years for as long as the recipient maintains at least a ‘B’ grade average each year of their tertiary study.

Outstanding Scholar Award

 

  • For the next 40-60 top Candidates. The minimum eligibility requirement to be considered for this award is achievement of three Scholarships with at least two at “Outstanding” level in the same year, or more than three Scholarships with at least one at “Outstanding” level in the same year. The number of recipients for this award is restricted and achieving the minimum requirement will not guarantee an award.
  • $5,000 each year for up to three years for as long as the recipient maintains at least a ‘B’ grade average each year of their tertiary study.

Scholarship Award

  • For Candidates who achieve Scholarship in three or more subjects in the same year.
  • $2,000 each year for up to three years for as long as the recipient maintains at least a ‘B’ grade average each year of their tertiary study.

Top Subject Scholar Award

  • For the top Candidate in each one of the Scholarship subjects.
  • $2,000 each year for up to three years for as long as the recipient maintains at least a ‘B’ grade average each year of their tertiary study.

Single Subject Awards

  • For Candidates who achieve Scholarship in one or two subjects in the same year.
  • A ‘one-off’ award of $500 per subject (maximum payment $1000).

Eligibility to receive a monetary award

  1. For recipients of all New Zealand Scholarship awards:
    1. the recipient must be enrolled in tertiary study in New Zealand (at least 0.4 Equivalent full-time student (EFTs)) with an institution which holds accreditation under section 250 of the Act to provide one or more approved programmes, and must allow use of their name and school for publicity about their success:
    2. Single Subject Awards are paid only in the first year of tertiary study in New Zealand:
    3. for awards with second or subsequent year payments, recipients must maintain at least a ‘B’ grade average during each year of their tertiary study in New Zealand with an accredited provider in order to qualify for payment in the following year:
    4. Note that StudyLink has separate requirements relating to payment of New Zealand Scholarship Awards.
  2. Monetary awards for Scholarship cannot be accumulated except as specified below.
  3. Where a Candidate meets the criteria for more than one monetary award, he or she will receive only the award of the highest monetary value, except where a Candidate receives a Top Subject Scholar Award and also achieves a Single Subject Award in a different subject, in which case he or she will receive the Top Subject Scholar Award and a maximum of one $500 Single Subject Award.
  4. The monetary amounts for the Premier Award, Outstanding Scholar Award and Scholarship Award are available only for results obtained within the year of entry. Thus results cannot be aggregated over a period of time.
  5. To be eligible for New Zealand Scholarship Monetary Awards, Candidates must notify NZQA through their Learner log-in of their intention to accept an award by 15 January 2018 following the receipt of their result.
  6. On notification to NZQA through their Learner log-in, recipients of monetary awards may defer receiving the award for up to one year after they leave school.  Recipients of monetary awards who want subsequent deferments must apply to NZQA for approval.
  7. A Candidate who defers an award because they are still at school and gains:
    1. an award in the same subject in more than one year will only receive one monetary award being the highest value award achieved:
    2. a Single Subject Award in one subject prior to Year 13 and in a second subject in Year 13 is eligible for two one-off awards of $500 as long as the student is enrolled in tertiary study as outlined in rule 7.3.2 b. up to the maximum payment of $1000 for Single Subject Awards:
    3. a Single Subject Award in a subject prior to Year 13, but fails to gain a Single Subject Award in the same subject in Year 13, will still be eligible to be paid for the award gained prior to Year 13:
    4. a Single Subject Award in one or two subjects prior to Year 13 and the Scholarship Award in three or more subjects in Year 13 is eligible only for the Scholarship Award in the three or more subjects:
    5. a Top Subject Scholar Award in the same subject in two different years will receive payment for one Top Subject Scholar Award only:
    6. a Top Subject Scholar Award in a subject prior to Year 13 and a Single Subject Award in another subject in Year 13, or vice versa, will receive both awards.
  8. New Zealand Scholarship results do not contribute towards the University Entrance.
 
 
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