High-performance athletes can access a range of scholarships to support them.


University of Waikato High Performance Athlete Scholarship

Applications are now open for the University of Waikato High Performance Athlete Scholarship.  This scholarship is open to domestic students who will be competing in High Performance Sport to regional or national level in 2024, and who will be enrolling in an undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato. The scholarship is available for school leavers and current students.


Applications close on 31 January 2024.


Please ensure you have read the regulations of this scholarship prior to applying. Please note that The Scholarship may not be held in conjunction with the HPSNZ Prime Ministers Scholarship or any University of Waikato scholarship or any other University of Waikato funding that includes either a tuition fees credit or accommodation credit as a component. 


University of Waikato - Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship

The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme recognises all-round talent in academia, sport or creative and performing art, and leadership. Recipients receive a full domestic fees Scholarship for the duration of their studies, plus academic support, access to leading coaches and skill development assistance, free UniRec (on-campus fitness centre) membership and physical conditioning plus a leadership and personal development plan.
For more information visit www.waikato.ac.nz/about/hillary or email highperformance@waikato.ac.nz 


Massey University Sport Scholarships

There are a number of sports scholarships available to Massey University students with a previous record of high achievement in sport and who show potential in their chosen sport.


For more information click here


Adastra Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship awards are available to athletes and musicians.  Candidates should be between the ages of 16-23 years old, must be New Zealand citizens and must reside in the Waikato/BOP region. Candidates must be representing a Waikato/BOP club (if relevant).


For applicants that have received scholarships in past years, consideration is given to previous engagement in the programme. 


To apply, or to view selection criteria, please go to www.adastra.org.nz