St Cuthbert’s Scholarships

Applications for our 2025 St Cuthbert’s scholarship programme are now closed.

If you have any queries please email scholarships@stcuthberts.school.nz

St Cuthbert’s offers a range of Scholarships – Academic, Boarding, Performing Arts, General Excellence and Endeavour

Applications are invited from talented students for entry in 2025.

  • All Scholarships listed here are open to prospective students only (not current St Cuthbert’s students).  Students must be New Zealand citizens or hold New Zealand residency visas.
  • Applicants must have been enrolled as a fulltime student at a New Zealand school for at least the last three school years e.g., at least since January 2021.
  • Scholarships are awarded on the results of a competitive examination and a personal interview for short-listed candidates.
  • Active participation in extra-curricular activities, overall ability and previous school achievements are considered.
  • Candidates will sit examinations in English and Mathematics.
  • Based on the results of the Scholarship exams and application, a short list for interview will be established.
  • To be awarded the maximum value of the Scholarship you will need to complete our financial needs assessment.
  • There is an annual review of the performance of the Scholarship holder against attitude and commitment criteria.
  • In the event of there being no candidate who reaches a sufficiently high standard, a Scholarship may not be awarded.
  • The decision of the Principal is final, and no correspondence will be entered in to.
  • You can only apply for one Scholarship (from any of the offered scholarships including Academic, Boarding, Performing Arts, General Excellence and Endeavour).
  • Please read the criteria before commencing your application. 

Scholarship Timeline

  • Applications open on Thursday 1 February 2024
  • Applications close on Friday 22 March 2024 at 5pm
  • Scholarship examinations will take place on Thursday 2 May 2024
  • Applicants applying for a Performing Arts Scholarship will be emailed with information about their audition
  • All applicants, both successful and unsuccessful, will be notified of the outcome of their application by email
  • Personal interviews will be held for candidates who are short-listed in late May 2024. 

Academic Scholarships

Macdonald Junior Academic Scholarship 2025
  • For entry to Year 7 2025
  • Strong academic ability
  • Involvement in cultural, sporting and/or community activities
  • The scholarship has a maximum value of 75% of tuition fees 
 Macdonald Senior Academic Scholarship 2025
  • For entry to Year 9 and Year 11 2025
  • Strong academic ability
  • Involvement in cultural, sporting and/or community activities
  • The scholarship has a maximum value of 100% of tuition fees 

Performing Arts Scholarships

Trust Board Performing Arts Scholarships 2025
  • Trust Board Performing Arts Scholarships 2025
  • For entry to Year 9 2025
  • For talented Dance, Drama, or Music students
  • The successful student will be required to participate fully in the cultural and performance opportunities at the College
  • The scholarship has a maximum value of 50% of tuition fees
Criteria:

Dance

Demonstrated technical and creative excellence. Examples of technical excellence may include:

  • Distinction or Honours in Elementary Ballet
  • Grade 6 in Contemporary or Lyrical
  • Distinction or Honours for Intermediate Jazz
  • 5 year’s training or more in Hip Hop or Cultural Dance style
  • The successful student will be required to take Dance as a subject option from Year 9 to 13
  • Applicants will need to submit two contrasting dance performances for their audition

Drama

Demonstrated technical and creative excellence. Examples of technical excellence may include:

  • Significant experience in Theatre or Screen
  • Distinction or Honours in Trinity College Speech & Drama exams
  • Significant cultural performance experience e.g., Kapa Haka
  • The successful student will be required to take Drama as a subject option from Year 9 to 13
  • Applicants will need to submit two contrasting drama performances for their audition

Music

Demonstrated technical and musical excellence at Grade 5 or above in main instrument (not voice)

  • Preferably competent in two instruments (second instrument may be voice)
  • The successful student will be required to take Music as an academic subject option for Year 9 to 13
  • Applicants will need to submit two contrasting music performances for their audition

 


Boarding Scholarships

Trust Board Boarding Scholarships 2025
  • For entry to Year 9 and Year 11 2025
  • The student must be motivated and achieving well at her local school
  • The student must live at a distance greater than 30km from the College
  • These scholarships have a maximum value of 100% of boarding fees per annum
  • Tuition fees are NOT included in Boarding Scholarship

 

Edith Whittaker Boarding Scholarships 2025

  • For entry to Year 9 2025
  • The student must be motivated and achieving well at her local school
  • The student must live at a distance greater than 30km from the College
  • These scholarships have a maximum value of 50% of boarding fees per annum
  • Tuition fees are NOT included in Boarding Scholarship
 

General Excellence Scholarships

Kathleen Goulding Old Girls’ Association Scholarship 2025
  • For entry to Year 9 2025
  • Strong academic ability and general excellence
  • This scholarship has a maximum value of 75% of tuition fees
Margaret Beale Scholarship 2025
  • For entry to Year 9 2025
  • Strong academic ability and sporting excellence
  • This scholarship has a maximum value of 100% of tuition fees

Contact us for more information

Contact scholarships@stcuthberts.school.nz or phone 09 940 9157 if you need more information.