Top Scholar Awards Ceremony

New Zealand Scholarship examinations assess students against challenging standards and are demanding for the most able students.

NZQA celebrated the success of the highest-achieving New Zealand Scholarship students at the annual Top Scholar Awards Ceremony hosted at Parliament on 19 May 2021.

The awards recognised the elite students who make up the 2020 Premier Award and Top Subject Scholarship Award winners.

Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern announced the joint recipients of the Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence: Rohan Kumar, formerly of Hutt International Boys' School, and Yi Fan (George) Yang, formerly of Westlake Boys' High School.

Photo of the Prime Minister, Minister of Education, and NZQA Acting Board Chair with all the 2020 Top Scholar Award recipients.

Pictured: The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, The Minister of Education, Hon Chris Hipkins, NZQA Acting Board Chair, Professor Neil Quigley, with the 2020 Top Scholar Award winners

Top Scholars Awards winners 2020

Previous Top Scholars Awards winners

2019 2018
2017 2016
2015 2014
2013 2012
2011  2010

To find the scripts, where available, refer to the subject resources page for each subject.

For further details of each year's Scholarship results, see the Annual Reports on NCEA & New Zealand Scholarship Data & Statistics.

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