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2013 NZ Scholarship Award winners announced

Hon Hekia Parata
Minister of Education

12 February 2014

2013 NZ Scholarship Award winners announced

Education Minister Hekia Parata today congratulated New Zealand’s top students on becoming the New Zealand Scholarship Award winners for 2013.

“Last year almost 11,000 students participated in New Zealand Scholarship examinations, with 2,386 students achieving a scholarship. These students are scheduled to receive almost $3.7 million towards their further study over the next three years,” Ms Parata says.

The monetary awards for the 2013 the New Zealand Scholarship Award winners are:

• 10 students were awarded Premier Awards - $10,000 each year for up to three years of tertiary study**
• 60 students were awarded Outstanding Scholar Awards - $5,000 per year for up to three years**
• 35 students were awarded Top Subject Scholar Awards - $2,000 per year for up to three years

“I would like to congratulate each of these award winners and all scholarship recipients. Their results are a testament to their hard work throughout the school year and in the lead up to their end-of-year examinations,” Ms Parata says.

“I would also like to thank the schools that each of these students have attended, and their parents, for all of the support they have provided in helping them to succeed.”

The 2013 New Zealand Scholarship Top Scholar Awards Ceremony will be held mid-year and all Premier and Top Subject Scholars will be invited to attend. The winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence (2013) will be announced at the ceremony.

A full list of the 2013 New Zealand Scholarship Award winners can be found at: www.nzqa.govt.nz/scholarship-awards-2013

** 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.

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