Scholarships

Scholarships for current and future students for 2021

Queen Margaret College offers merit based scholarships to deserving and promising students going into Year 7, Year 9, and Senior Years (11, 12 & 13).

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and performance, character and disposition, and at the discretion of the Principal.

Year 7 and Year 9 Scholarships for 2021

Scholarship applications will open on Monday 2 March 2020 and close Friday 1 May 2020.

Students should indicate what service endeavour they already engage in and why a scholarship would make a difference to them and their family.

Applicants will need to be available to sit an exam on Wednesday 20 May 2020. The exam is made up of three components; English, Mathematics and General Knowledge.

Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to an interview with the Principal.

Click here to complete the application form.

Year 7 and Year 9 applications close on Friday 1 May 2020 at 5.00pm. Late applications will not be considered.

Senior Scholarships for 2021

Scholarship applications for Senior Years (11, 12 & 13) will open on Wednesday 1 July 2020 and close on Friday 28 August 2020.

To apply for a Senior School Scholarship, please submit a written application which includes;

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Recent school reports
  • NZQA record of learning
  • A cover letter from a parent or guardian

Students should indicate what service endeavour they already engage in and why a scholarship would make a difference to them and their family.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview with the Principal.

Send your application via post, email or leave it at Queen Margaret Reception. Please mark your application for the attention of the Enrolments Director.

Senior Years applications close on Friday 28 August 2020 and late applications will not be considered.

Terms and Conditions

  • A non-refundable fee of $460.00 is payable on acceptance of the scholarship for students who are not currently enrolled at the College.
  • The Year 7 Scholarship is awarded for up to 4 years and provides for up to 50% of tuition fees.
  • The Year 9 Scholarship is awarded for up to 3 years and provides for up to 50% of tuition fees.
  • Recipients of the Year 7 Scholarship are not eligible to apply for the Year 9 Scholarship.
  • The Senior Scholarship is solely at the Principal’s discretion and can be awarded for up to 3 years and can provide for up to 50% of tuition fees.
  • Scholarships are reviewed annually and, in general, students hold these scholarships for their time at the College, excluding the Year 7 scholarship. The Year 7 Scholarship is only for 4 years and students continuing into Year 11 can apply for a Senior Scholarship.
  • Should the diligence, progress or behaviour of a scholarship recipient prove to be unsatisfactory, then the College reserves the right to terminate the scholarship.
  • All candidates must be New Zealand citizens or residents. Those candidates who are not currently enrolled at Queen Margaret College must provide documentary evidence of New Zealand birth, citizenship or residency.
  • A copy of the student’s most recent school report must accompany the application.
  • Year 7 and Year 9 candidates are required to sit the scholarship examination at the College on the designated day and time in order to be considered.
  • The results of the examination will remain confidential to the College.
  • Sample papers of previous examinations are not available.
  • Should the scholarship student choose to leave the College, or transfer to another school, before the end of their scholarship period, the fee payer(s) will be required to refund the total of any scholarship money allocated to them during the scholarship period.
  • The allocation of scholarships will be at the discretion of the Principal and no correspondence will be entered into.

For further information, please see the FAQ below or contact enrolments.director@qmc.school.nz.

Scholarship FAQ

What Scholarships does the College offer?

The Year 7 Academic Scholarship is awarded for up to 4 years and provides for up to 50% of tuition fees.

The Year 9 Academic Scholarship is awarded for up to 3 years and provides for up to 50% of tuition fees.

Scholarships are reviewed annually and in general students hold these scholarships for their time at the College, excluding the Year 7 scholarship. The Year 7 scholarship is only for four years and students continuing into Year 11 can apply for the Principal’s Senior School Discretionary Scholarship.

How do I know my application has been received?

On submission an automated message will appear on screen, thanking you for submitting. Please contact the school if this is not the case.

When will I be sent details about the scholarship examination?

If sitting an examination is required, an email will be sent out from the school a month prior to the exams giving details of the timetable for the day.

What if I am not available on the day of the exam?

All candidates need to sit the papers on the same day and under the same conditions so if you are not available on the day of the exam your application will not proceed.

What is in the scholarship exam?

English, Maths and General Knowledge.

Can I study for the exam?

Not really. Exams are based on the students’ current year level standard.

Do I have to wear my school uniform to the exam?

No.

What happens after I have taken the exam?

Once papers have been marked, selected candidates will be invited for an interview with the Principal and Head of Middle School. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email.

Is there an exam for the Senior School Discretionary Scholarship?

No exam is required. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview with the Principal and the Head of the Senior School. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email.