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New UCOL Scholarships to assist talented students

By UCOL on Thursday, 10 November 2016

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UCOL has announced a suite of new scholarships for tertiary study in 2017 to support the retention of talented students within the region, and recognise different measures of success.

Six Cup of Excellence scholarships each worth $9000 for study in a UCOL Degree programme are available to selected secondary school students from within the Manawatu, Wairarapa and Whanganui regions. 

UCOL Executive Director Business Development Arthur Chin says each year around 50% of our enrolments are from Year 12 and 13 students who select UCOL as their institution of choice. 

“We want to keep talented students in our region, so we’re encouraging individuals interested in any of our Level 7 or degree programmes to apply for a scholarship by submitting a two minute video providing evidence of career aspirations.”

Applicants also need to demonstrate why they are worthy of the scholarship, and include endorsement from teachers and/or sport coaches etc. Schools themselves are able to put forward suitable applicants who could apply. 

The award of each scholarship is subject to the student successfully gaining enrolment at UCOL. Worth $9000, each scholarship will see $3,000 applied towards the scholarship holder’s tuition fees, for each year of study towards their degree.

Additionally in 2017 UCOL is providing 22 schools in its regions two UCOL study scholarships each, worth $2000, to award students who have had significant achievements outside the classroom and who might be interested in enrolling in a Level 3+ programme at UCOL. 

The 22 schools that have been selected for the 2017 Scholarships are:
  • Awatapu College
  • Cullinane College
  • Dannevirke High School
  • Feilding Agricultural High School 
  • Freyberg High School
  • Horowhenua College
  • Kuranui College
  • Longburn Adventist College
  • Makoura College
  • Otaki College
  • Palmerston North Boys’ High School
  • Palmerston North Girls’ High School
  • Queen Elizabeth College
  • Rangitikei College
  • St Peters College (PN)
  • Taihape Area School
  • Tararua College
  • Waiopehu College
  • Wairarapa College
  • Wanganui City College
  • Wanganui Girls’ School
  • Whanganui High School 
“These scholarships recognise that success is not always simply measured through academic achievement, and sometimes meritorious performance in areas such as leadership or sport, or even in overcoming a personal challenge is just as important.”

These scholarships can be awarded at the discretion of school principals subject to the student enrolling at UCOL. 

Schools with enquiries about any of the 2017 UCOL scholarships on offer can contact UCOL External Relations Coordinator Jason Crafar –