Learning / Senior School (Years 11 to 13)

Scholarships & Grants

Scholarship Information

Scholarships recognise academic excellence and potential and provide talented students with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skills.

A scholarship award allows students to take up new challenges and experiences which may not otherwise be available. All scholarships are processed through the Careers Department.

MoneyHub provides links to all university scholarships as well as privately funded scholarships for free.

Universities of New Zealand check for Scholarships that Universities offer specific to your area of study.

Ultimate New Zealand Scholarship Guide for more information on other Scholarships available in NZ.

Orewa College Allan William Shaw Scholarships

Mr Shaw was an Hibiscus Coast resident who left Orewa College students a generous provision for scholarships. These are administered by the Public Trust.

Application forms will be accessed through the Public Trust. They open these early July and close approximately 7 weeks later in August.

The link for the current year, when it is made available for us, will be updated on the Careers Google Classroom under scholarships.

Scholarship References

A scholarship reference is often required when applying for a scholarship. A scholarship reference is usually more targeted and so provides more specific information. Your referee (person who writes your reference) needs about 10 days to write a reference for you (so start early).

How do I get a Scholarship Reference?

  1. Collect a Scholarship Reference Application Form from the Careers Department or print off from the Year 13 Careers Google Classroom.
  2. Make sure you complete the application well and that it has ALL the required information.
  3. Students then hand this Application Form to Careers who will then send all required information to the identified person to write the reference: e.g. HOD, Dean, Teacher or HOD Careers.
It is the students' responsibility to maintain contact with their referee to ensure their reference is provided on time.

If a university requires you to nominate a school representative from whom they can request a reference, and you are not sure who to ask, then provide them with the following email address: s.jamieson@orewacollege.nz