May 6, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Scholarships for Private Schools, close 14 Oct 2009

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The Government has announced a $2.6 million (GST excl) scholarship fund that will enable up to 250 students in Years 9 to 13 from low-income families to attend a private secondary school. The scholarship will pay the student’s private school fees each year, and will also contribute towards other school-related costs.

When the programme begins in 2010, 50 scholarships will be available in each of Years 9, 10 and 11. In 2011 and 2012, a further 50 scholarships will be available in Year 9.

Students are eligible if:

  • They will be in year 9, 10 or 11 in 2010
  • They or their primary carer(s) are not a beneficiary of a trust
  • Their household annual income is $65,000 or less
  • Their household net worth is $150,000 or less

A scholarship will cover up to $15,000 of the students private school fees per year while they attend that school.  There is also an annual allowance of up to $1,500 available to cover costs such as the school uniform.

  • Eligible applicants will be selected randomly in a ballot.
  • There will be two ballots held: one closing 14 October 2009 and one closing 28 October 2009. A
  • pplications must be received by either of these dates for selection.
  • Applications received by 14 October 2009 will be placed in the second ballot if they are not drawn in the first round.

For more information and/or to apply, the following options are available

  • By visiting the Ministry of Education website here (applications forms are available to download)
  • By phoning your local Ministry of Education office
  • By phoning the Aspire administrator on 04 463 8262
  • Be emailing the Aspire administrator
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