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Application Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Household income threshold guidelines
  2. Income cap $75,000 1-2 dependents*
    Income cap $90,000 for 3 or more dependents*

  3. Currently be enrolled at Year 12 at a NZ Secondary School
  4. Endorsed Merit or Excellence at Level one NCEA or equivalent. **
  5. Be a New Zealand Citizen, NZ Resident, or Refugee Status

* Dependents are your parents/caregivers children who are financially dependent on their income.
** Where a school does not offer qualifications at level 1 we will use schools recommendation or equivalence in the first instance.



  • Year 12
  • First in Family
  • Scholars meeting the household income threshold
  • Endorsed merit or excellent at level one (or equivalent)
  • Intergenerational change

Applications are now closed

Applications closed

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