Overall New Zealand Scholarship results 2018

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2018 New Zealand Scholarship Monetary Awards

Award2018 Awardees attainedNo of Students

Premier Awards

$10,000 each year for three years (for the very top 5–10 students) as long as they maintain at least a "B" grade average in tertiary studies

A minimum of Three Scholarships at "Outstanding" level, demonstrating outstanding breadth and depth, with a range of additional Scholarships.

NB: The number of recipients for this award is restricted and achieving the minimum requirement will not guarantee an award.

11

Outstanding Scholar Awards

$5,000 each year for three years (for the top 40–60 students) as long as they maintain at least a "B" grade average in tertiary studies

A minimum of three Scholarships with two or three at "Outstanding" level, or at least five Scholarships with one at "Outstanding" level.

46

Top Subject Scholarship Awards

$2,000 each year for three years as long as students maintain at least  a "B" grade in tertiary studies

Top of Subject

34

Scholarship Award

$2,000 each year for three years as long as students maintain at least a "B" grade average in tertiary studies

3 or more Scholarships

247

Single Subject Awards

A "one-off" award of $500 per subject (maximum payment is $1,000)

1 or 2 Scholarships

2093

* In 2018, the 35 Top Subject Scholarship awards were achieved by 34 students, 1 of these students achieving a Top Subject award in 2 subjects. Of these 34 students, 27 received Top Subject monetary awards, and the other 7 received awards in other categories. Candidates meeting the criteria for more than one award receive only the award of the highest monetary value in most circumstances. However, candidates receiving a Top Subject Scholar Award, who also achieve Scholarship in another subject, receive the Top Subject Award and, in addition, a maximum of one $500 Single-Subject Award.

New Zealand Scholarship awards by subject - provisional

Scholarship SubjectLevel 3 Cohort% Level 3 Cohort
Awarded Scholarship
(including Outstanding)
Scholarship
(excluding Outstanding)
Outstanding
Accounting 2476 2.99 66 8
Agriculture and Horticulture 444 3.15 12 2
Art History 1011 2.97 27 3
Biology 10598 3.01 286 33
Calculus 9646 3.08 268 29
Chemistry 9858 2.9 256 30
Chinese 865 3.01 23 3
Classical Studies 3715 3.01 101 11
Dance 1019 2.85 26 3
Design 2554 3.01 69 8
Design and Visual Communication 1474 2.99 40 4
Drama 2224 3.01 60 7
Earth and Space Science 898 3.01 24 3
Economics 3277 2.96 86 11
English 17009 2.99 458 51
French 557 2.69 13 2
Geography 5931 3.12 167 18
German 233 3 6 1
Health and Physical Education 5404 2.83 136 17
History 6862 2.83 174 20
Japanese 587 2.9 15 2
Latin 26 11.54 2 1
Media Studies 2597 2.96 70 7
Music 1563 2.88 40 5
Painting 2840 3.03 77 9
Photography 3070 3.03 84 9
Physics 9325 2.94 246 28
Printmaking 320 3.44 10 1
Samoan 304 3.29 9 1
Sculpture 193 3.63 6 1
Spanish 424 3.07 12 1
Statistics 11435 3.04 314 34
Te Reo Maori 846 3.07 23 3
Te Reo Rangatira 208 3.85 7 1
Technology 4104 1.78 61 12

The Technical Overview Group Assessment applies discretion in the setting of cut scores: The 3 percent criterion is applied with discretion of plus or minus 5 students. Cut scores are set such that all students at or above the cut score have demonstrated performance at the Scholarship standard.

*Note: There are reasons why the percentage of the Level 3 cohort achieving Scholarship is significantly higher for Latin than for other subjects:

  • Latin has a very small Level 3 cohort. The large proportion of the cohort awarded Scholarship reflects this.
  • Up to five candidates in addition to 3% of the Level 3 cohort can receive Scholarship in each subject. Because Latin is undertaken by a very small number of candidates and has a very small Level 3 cohort, this discretionary flexibility resulted in a high percentage of the Level 3 cohort receiving awards.

New Zealand Scholarship cut scores

The following table shows the range of scores for each subject. (The number of candidates is provisional, subject to reviews and reconsiderations.)

 ScholarshipOutstanding Scholarship
 Score RangeNo. of CandidatesScore RangeNo. of Candidates
Accounting 19-26 66 27-32 8
Agriculture and Horticulture 14-18 12 19-24 2
Art History 13-19 27 20-24 3
Biology 13-18 286 19-24 33
Calculus 21-30 268 31-40 29
Chemistry 17-24 256 25-32 30
Chinese 18-20 23 21-24 3
Classical Studies 13-18 101 19-24 11
Dance 13-19 26 20-24 3
Design 14-19 69 20-24 8
Design and Visual Communication 13-18 40 19-24 4
Drama 13-19 60 20-24 7
Earth and Space Science 13-18 24 19-24 3
Economics 13-18 86 19-24 11
English 14-19 458 20-24 51
French 14-20 13 21-24 2
Geography 14-19 167 20-24 18
German 18-22 6 23-24 1
Health and Physical Education 13-19 136 20-24 17
History 21-30 174 31-40 20
Japanese 17-20 15 21-24 2
Latin 23-26 2 27-32 1
Media Studies 14-18 70 19-24 7
Music 20-26 40 27-32 5
Painting 14-19 77 20-24 9
Photography 13-19 84 20-24 9
Physics 21-30 246 31-40 28
Printmaking 16-22 10 23-24 1
Samoan 13-19 9 20-24 1
Sculpture 17-22 6 23-24 1
Spanish 15-18 12 19-24 1
Statistics 21-33 314 34-40 34
Te Reo Maori 16-20 23 21-24 3
Te Reo Rangatira 18-21 7 22-24 1
Technology 13-18 61 19-24 12
 
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