Announcing 2011 New Zealand Scholarship Award winners » NZQA

By: New Zealand Qualifications  05-Apr-2012

17 Feb 2012

The New Zealand Scholarship Premier Award winners and the 35 Top Subject Scholars for 2011 were announced today by NZQA.

In 2011, 10 students achieved Premier Awards, with a further 51 achieving Outstanding Scholar Awards, and 34 students were named Top Subject Scholar Award winners.

Premier Awards carry a monetary award of $10,000 each year for up to three years of tertiary study**. Outstanding Scholars each receive $5,000 per year for up to three years*, Top Subject Scholar Awards each receive $2000 per year for up to three years**. 

"It is a pleasure for me to congratulate the 2011 Premier Award winners and Top Subject Scholars. These are exceptional students who have achieved impressive results within their studies and we wish them all the best for their future," said NZQA Deputy Chief Executive Qualifications, Richard Thornton.

The 2011 New Zealand Scholarship Top Scholar Awards Ceremony will be held in April and all Premier and Top Subject Scholars will be invited to attend.

The winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence, presented to the very top scholar in the 2011 examinations, will be announced at the ceremony.

The 2011 New Zealand Scholarship Award winners:

** Award Conditions:

  • As long as the student maintains at least a 'B' grade average in tertiary study in New Zealand
  • Premier Award winners and Outstanding Scholar Award winners are eligible only for one monetary prize – the highest amount.
The information in this article was current at 27 Mar 2012

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