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Scholarship FAQs

Do I need to be enrolled to apply for a scholarship?

Is there an application fee?
No, only the fee required for enrolment.

Who can apply for a St Margaret’s scholarship?
Only New Zealand citizens can apply and receive a scholarship.

Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
Yes, however, you can only receive one scholarship.

If you are applying for multiple scholarships, each application must be made separately online with each application accompanied by a full set of attached supporting documentation. 

How should I submit my application?
Scholarship applications must be submitted online.

When are scholarship applications due?
Year 7 and 9 scholarships are usually due around mid-May. Senior scholarships (Year 11, 12 & 13) are usually due in late August. Please be aware these dates may vary from year to year so be sure to keep an eye on the website for up to date information and specific application dates. If you are enrolled, we will ensure you are notified of the deadlines. Unfortunately, we cannot do this for un-enrolled students but all information will be on the website.

What scholarships are available for Year 7 students?
Only the general Middle School Scholarship. This is open to existing and new students.

What scholarships are available for Year 9 students?
Academic, performing arts, sports and boarding scholarship. These are open to existing and new students.

Who can apply for Senior scholarships?
Only new-to-St Margaret’s College students can apply for the senior scholarships (Year 11, 12 & 13). Senior scholarships are subject to availability in the school roll. 

Who sits the scholarship exams?
All Year 7 and 9 scholarship applicants.

Do I still have to sit the scholarship exam if I am applying for a sport, performing arts or boarding scholarship?
Yes, results are taken into consideration.

What should I bring to the scholarship exam?
A blue or black pen for the test. Calculators are NOT permitted. It is recommended that you bring a water bottle and a snack for morning tea.

What do I wear to my interview or scholarship exam?
You may wear your current school’s uniform or tidy mufti.

Is there a fee to sit the scholarship exam?

Am I able to see past exam papers?
Past scholarship exam scripts and results are not available.

What is the application process?

  • Complete and submit the application form with the necessary supporting documentation.
  • A handwritten letter from your daughter to the Executive Principal, introducing herself and explain why she would like to attend St Margaret’s College.
  • Those shortlisted will be contacted directly regarding the next stage.
  • If you are not successful in your application, you will be notified via email.


Please be aware, incomplete or late scholarship applications will not be accepted.