Scholarship is New Zealand's premier educational qualification.  It is a competitive exam that identifies the top 1-2% of students in each NCEA subject across the country, and rewards them with funding towards their university studies.

Success in the scholarship exams is a focus at Glendowie College, with students traditionally doing very well in the exam.  Go to the tabs at the bottom of this page to see past scholarship winners from the college.


What is Scholarship?

  • New Zealand Scholarship provides recognition and monetary reward to top students in their last year of schooling.
  • Scholarship examinations enable candidates to be assessed against challenging standards, and are demanding for the most able candidates in each subject.
  • Students can sit scholarship in a subject or multiple subjects in which they are achieving highly.
  • Scholarships are awarded to the top 3% of students in each subject.


Where can I find out more?


Deadlines and Dates for Exams

  • Payment for Scholarship entries is due by the end of term 3 ($30 per subject).  If you have difficulty funding these exams please speak to Mrs S Hewetson (
  • Examinations are timetabled during the same period as external exams at the end of the year.  These will be made available on the NZQA examination timetable on the NZQA website.
  • There are practice exams during terms 2 and 3.


Scholarship Breakfasts

  • Each term we hold a breakfast meeting and presentation for students sitting Scholarship.  Students will be emailed an invitation to attend.


Subject Workshops

  • We will be holding half day workshops in school twice this year.  The first ones are held in June.  Students will attend these during the school day.


Please contact Mrs Sharon Hewetson if you have any questions or require any further information.



Sophie Vreeburg 2 Geography History    
Kate Yanagisawa 2 Statistics Economics    
Katie Glasgow-Palmer 2 English Geography    
Alyssa Bullot 3 English Statistics History  
Samantha Woon 3 Statistics Calculus Technology  
Zoe Braithwaite 1 Painting      
Ella Evington 1 Biology      
Abigail McGeorge 1 Geography      
Ellen McNamara 1 Biology      
Kiera Montgomery 1 Calculus      
Hannah Page 1 History      
Sophia Reid 1 History      
Natalie Sherman 1 Chemistry      
Nina Zhang 1 Chinese      
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