Scholarships

Eligibility for Accommodation Scholarships

From 1 August 2021, the Foundation for Knox College and Salmond College invites applications for accommodation scholarships of between $1,000 and $4,000 each to attend either Knox College or Salmond College in 2022.

Applications close 30 September 2021. Applications are now closed for 2021 and we will not be considering applications for 2022 until August next year.

How to Apply


Applicants Must:

  • Be New Zealand citizens or New Zealand permanent residents, or have completed Year 12 and have completed or are in the process of completing Year 13 at a New Zealand school.

  • Be intending to enrol at the University of Otago or the Otago Polytechnic for the first time in 2021 and intending to pursue full-time study for the entire academic year.

  • Have at least NCEA Level 2 with a merit commendation or equivalent.

  • Submit an ‘Application for a Residential College’ through the University of Otago’s Student Accommodation Centre. Preference will be given to applicants who have put either Knox College or Salmond College as their first choice of College.

 

Application Process

If you want to apply for an accommodation scholarship you must:

  • Complete the online application form by midnight on 30 September 2020, saying why you are applying for this scholarship, and providing details of activities in which you have taken responsibility, shown leadership, or contributed to your community.

  • Arrange for a reference from a senior person in your school (e.g. Principal, Assistant Principal, Year 13 Dean).

  • Upload your most recent results in NCEA or equivalent to your application.

 

Selection Process

 

A Selection Committee comprising the Heads of Knox and Salmond Colleges and Trustees from the Foundation of Knox College and Salmond College shall consider the following factors in awarding the accommodation scholarships:

  • Academic ability

  • Demonstrated leadership potential

  • Sporting and/or cultural involvement

  • Contribution to the community

  • Financial need

Preference will be given to applicants who have put either Knox College or Salmond College as their first choice of College.

Tenure

 

  • The accommodation scholarship will be for the first year of full-time study at the University of Otago or Otago Polytechnic and must be taken up in 2021.

  • The accommodation scholarship may be held concurrently with other scholarships.

  • Each scholarship is worth between $1000 and $4,000 towards the cost of accommodation fees. The accommodation scholarship is paid to the College and accredited to the accommodation fee proportionately according to the payment option selected by the student for paying the accommodation fee. 

  • If the student leaves the College part way through the year, any portion of the accommodation scholarship not accredited to the accommodation fee is refunded to the Foundation for Knox College and Salmond College.

 

Other Requirements

 

Each accommodation scholarship recipient:

  • Must obtain entrance to the University of Otago or the Otago Polytech.

  • Must agree to reasonable requests from their College to appropriately represent the College and the scholarship.

  • Is expected to be actively involved in the life of their respective College.

When You Apply

 

The Foundation Accommodation Scholarship application form requires you to:

  • Provide your name, birth date, physical address and phone number.

  • Provide a current email address that you use regularly.

  • Explain why you are applying for this scholarship, giving particular attention to the selection criteria listed above.

 

With your application form, you need to provide (via uploading to our application form):

  1. A reference from a senior person in your school (e.g. Principal, Assistant Principal, Year 13 Dean).

  2. Upload your most recent results in NCEA or equivalent with your application.

 

Notification of Results

 

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of October.

If successful, the scholarship will be paid to the College and be deducted from the accommodation fees payable to the College in proportion to the payment option selected by the student for paying the accommodation fees. For example, if the recipient chooses to pay the accommodation fee in four instalments, one quarter of the scholarship will be accredited to each instalment.

 

 

Follow these steps to apply for a Foundation Accommodation Scholarship using our online application system:

 

 

 

 

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