Results for 2021 New Zealand Scholarship released

10 Feb 2022

More than 6,600 students who sat New Zealand Scholarship examinations in 2021 can now log into the NZQA website to check their results.

Across the 36 subjects, a total of 2,130 students were awarded one or more scholarships.

“New Zealand Scholarship is our most prestigious secondary school award, assessing students’ ability to demonstrate high-level critical thinking, abstraction and generalisation,” says NZQA Deputy Chief Executive Assessment, Andrea Gray.

“New Zealand Scholarship is designed to challenge the very best students, offering financial rewards for those going on to full-time tertiary study in New Zealand.”

“All Scholarship recipients deserve to be congratulated for their hard work and achievement, particularly in a year where exam preparation was disrupted by COVID-19.”

“As it is designed to compare students’ performance on the day of the assessment, there is no Unexpected Event Grade process for New Zealand Scholarship,” Andrea Gray says.

The names of Premier Award, Outstanding Scholar Award and Top Scholar Award winners will be posted on NZQA’s website on the afternoon of 11 February.

Notes for editors:

  • The delay in announcing Award winners is to give the recipients a chance to view their results online, before their names are published.
  • To receive a monetary award, recipients must be enrolled in full-time tertiary study in New Zealand, and they may defer the monetary prize for up to four years.
  • For awards with second or subsequent year payments, students must maintain at least a “B” grade average in tertiary study in New Zealand.
  • Where a candidate meets the criteria for more than one monetary award, they will receive only the award of the highest monetary value. Where a candidate receives a Top Subject Scholar Award and a Single Subject Award in a different subject, they will receive the Top Subject Scholar Award and a maximum of one $500 Single Subject Award.
  • Read our frequently asked questions for more information.
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