Scholarships


A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education. Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid.

FRASER FARM SCHOLARSHIPS:

Three scholarships to the value of $4000 each are being offered to incoming Waitaki Boys’ High School pupils. They will be given to boys who would board in the school hostel.
The scholarships will be awarded to boys who are starting as year 9 pupils. They are bestowed in memory of the late Trevor Meikle, a past pupil and retired farmer who worked as a volunteer to reinstate the school’s Fraser Farm.
Waitaki Boys’ is the only school in the South Island with its own farm, and one of only four in New Zealand. It has a 16ha farm on the school site.
A small team of retired farmers are helping agricultural studies pupils with hands-on lessons such as weighing and drenching livestock, feed budgeting, shearing, and handling farm machinery for example.

To apply please send in a CV outlining your interest in Agriculture and Waitaki Boys High School and relevant references. Applications should be submitted either electronically to: rector@waitakibhs.school.nz or via post to:

The Rector,

Waitaki Boys’ High School,

Private Bag 50057,

OAMARU 9444

Applications will be assessed by a panel including Fraser Farm committee representatives.

THE HOGG SCHOLARSHIP

The William J Hogg Upper Waitaki Scholarship, is available to assist a pupil from the Upper Waitaki region to attend boarding school. It is available to a student wishing to Board at either Waitaki Boys’ High School (WBHS) for the years beginning 2023.

Mr Hogg, a former boarder at Waitaki Boys’ High School set up the scholarship in 1993, which currently pays for up to five students from both schools. Up until 2002, the scholarship was only awarded to students from WBHS but since

then Mr Hogg has extended the opportunity to include students from WGHS.

Mr Hogg attended Waitaki Boys’ High School 1949-1952, after attending Kurow

District High School in the third and fourth forms. At Waitaki he was an all-round student, achieving at high levels academically, in sport and in leadership. He captained the school’s rugby First XV in 1952.

Mr Hogg’s attendance at Waitaki was made possible by the support of others in the Upper Waitaki Valley, and he wished to establish a number of scholarships for students from his original area to receive similar support. In addition, Mr Hogg wanted to give students from rural areas the opportunity and experiences boarding schools could provide. After attending Waitaki Boys’ Mr Hogg graduated from Otago University with a Master’s degree in Engineering and he went on attend Harvard University before embarking on a highly successful business career in worldwide mining which saw him eventually became North American President of Atlas Copco. Mr Hogg passed away in 2009.

Ideally the scholarship is aimed at students whose family circumstances would not normally have allowed them to attend Waitaki as a boarder. The value of the Scholarship is $2,500.00 per year, (paid at the end of the school year) for each full year the student boards at WBHS or WGHS.

 

The Provisions of this Scholarship are as follows:

  • The student lives in the Upper Waitaki Area
  • The student is attending either WBHS or WGHS, and will be boarding at the school
  • The relevant application form (with all requirements) is received by the Trustees before the stipulated date

To apply please send in a CV with relevant references. Applications should be submitted either electronically to: rector@waitakibhs.school.nz or via post to:

The Rector,

Waitaki Boys’ High School,

Private Bag 50057,

OAMARU 9444

Applications will be assessed by a panel including Old Boy’ Association representatives.

RUGBY CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS

Four scholarships to the value of $500 each are being offered to incoming Waitaki Boys’ High School Year 9 pupils in 2023.

To apply please send in a CV outlining your Rugby achievements with relevant references. Applications should be submitted either electronically to: rector@waitakibhs.school.nz or via post to:

The Rector,

Waitaki Boys’ High School,

Private Bag 50057,

OAMARU 9444

Alternatively, use the link below to fill in the online form.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-WBsUSO9jUqyVCHDTDKoSoeWewHX-sZGhBOOpjtIdZxUMU5URjhTQ1FQTDZTT1RSTFgzNE41RERFRy4u

Applications will be assessed by a panel including Rugby Club committee representatives and the Rector.

 

BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIPS

Four scholarships to the value of $200 each are being offered to incoming Waitaki Boys’ High School Year 9 pupils in 2023.

To apply please send in a CV outlining your Basketball achievements with relevant references. Applications should be submitted either electronically to: ianc@waitakibhs.school.nz or via post to:

Attn: Ian Cathcart

Waitaki Boys’ High School,

Private Bag 50057,

OAMARU 9444

Alternatively, use the link below to fill in the online form.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-WBsUSO9jUqyVCHDTDKoSkdbiYQ0TIBPp3Mz29e6Fy9URFhPQ1owME9QUUZDVzdCMDBKRjNTRVhCVi4u

Applications will be assessed by a panel including WBHS Basketball representatives and the Rector.

 

CRICKET SCHOLARSHIPS

Three scholarships to the value of $200 each are being offered to incoming Waitaki Boys’ High School Year 9 pupils in 2023.

To apply please send in a CV outlining your Cricket achievements with relevant references. Applications should be submitted either electronically to: rector@waitakibhs.school.nz or via post to:

The Rector,

Waitaki Boys’ High School,

Private Bag 50057,

OAMARU 9444

Applications will be assessed by a panel including WBHS Cricket representatives and the Rector.

Alternatively, use the link below to fill in the online form.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-WBsUSO9jUqyVCHDTDKoSoeWewHX-sZGhBOOpjtIdZxUNkpGWkFWVFdOQUVGWlU0SVZaOElUWk5HNi4u

 

If you have any questions please email The Rectors PA, Kara Cox at rectorspa@waitakibhs.school.nz

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS DUE IN BY FRIDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2022