Aruhiko – Power Engineering Excellence Trust Undergraduate Scholarship (School-Leaver Scholarship)



The purpose of this scholarship is to support and promote study in the BE(Hons) programmes at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.

Second Year+ students please refer to the scholarship listing marked as (Non School-Leavers).

Value/Benefits: Financial assistance at a value of $3,000 (UC BE(Hons) students only)

Level of Study: School Leaver (First year undergraduate)

Closing Date: 11:59 pm (NZT) 15 August (Applications open approximately 8 weeks before this date)

Tenure: One year

Number Available Annually: Up to eight scholarships for school-leaver applicants

Applicable Enrolment During Tenure: The scholarship is tenable during full-time enrolment in a first year of a programme for a BE(Hons) at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury. Recipients who hold the scholarship in First Year must be enrolled in the required courses for students who will be specialising in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Citizenship/Residency Requirements: Must be a citizen of Aotearoa New Zealand or hold an Aotearoa New Zealand residence class visa

For details, please read the regulations for this award: click here.

Application Information:

Applications from current and previous recipients of this scholarship, or of the UC Electric Power Engineering Centre Scholarship, are encouraged. Such applications are considered equally with those from new applicants.

The Selection Committee may choose to interview applicants to further assess selection criteria b & c below.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must have never been enrolled in a degree programme at any tertiary institute.

Selection will be based on:

  1. quality of achievement at NCEA Level 2, or equivalent qualifications for admission to Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (approximately 30% weighting);
  2. demonstrated commitment to, or interest in, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and electric power engineering, indicating potential to contribute to the electric power engineering industry in Aotearoa New Zealand (approximately 40% weighting); and
  3. general character, leadership potential, and communication and social skills (approximately 30% weighting).

Preference may be given:

  • to those who have financial hardship; and/or
  • to support efforts towards improving gender equity; and/or
  • to those whose last location of secondary education was in a region associated with an additional scholarship funded by a member of Aruhiku – Power Engineering Education Trust.

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