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POET Head Start Scholarships

History of award

This scholarship will be offered on the basis of academic merit. The panel will also take in to consideration evidence of leadership potential, ability to work in a team, sporting involvement and achievements and community service.


This application is open to students attending (or graduated in the last two years) schools in the Waikato in which Perry Outdoor Education Trust (POET) is operating:
Te Kauwhata College
Huntly College
Ngaruawahia High School
Melville High School
Waihi College
Forest View High School


Applicants must be NZ citizens who are intending on studying in the tertiary sector, in the Waikato.

Closing dates

28 August 2020

28 Aug 20

How do students apply?

An online application form is available when applications are open.
Online Application Form

Additional information


Decision makers

Brian Perry Charitable Trust


Conditions of acceptance

As part of the application, applicants must explain how a scholarship would help them and why they are a good candidate. They may either submit a maximum 200 word essay and attach up to one page of bullet pointed additional information/achievements if necessary. Or they may upload a maximum 2 minute video clip which describes why they would be an excellent candidate for a scholarship.


The Trust Officer
Perpetual Trust Ltd
Private Bag 1965
Dunedin 9054
Phone: (03) 477 6960 Fax: (03) 474 0221