Scholarships

The certainty of a QM education

Our mission is to prepare, empower and build resilient young women. We achieve this by providing a learning environment connected to the world around us and highly supportive of the individual needs of each student.

Each year we open the door of opportunity by offering a limited number of scholarships to promising and deserving young students at Year 7, Year 9 and Senior Years.

Scholarships for Year 7 and 9

Check out our scholarship FAQ’s below for more information.

Contact the enrolments@qmc.school.nz for further information.

Senior Scholarships

Queen Margaret College welcome new students at all age levels. You may be considering changing schools or your family might be moving into our region. The quality education we provide allows you to access opportunities important to your future career and study choices.

We are proud of the difference we make in helping students grow their talents and skills.

Our scholarships are available to new and existing students. They can reward consistent achievement, services to the community, and participation in extra-curricular activities.

Applications for our Scholarships for Seniors close on Friday 28 August 2020. More details about the application process can be found in the FAQs below.

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 and the recipients.
  • Sample papers of previous examinations are not available.
  • Should the scholarship student choose to leave the College, or transfer to another independent 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 email enrolments@qmc.school.nz.

Scholarship FAQ

What are the criteria for awarding scholarships?

Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and performance, character and disposition. All scholarships are currently awarded at the discretion of the Principal.

What happens after I have submitted my Year 7 or Year 9 application?

All year 7 and 9 applicants will be invited to sit a scholarship exam on Friday the 22nd of May. The exam is made up of three components; English, Mathematics and General Knowledge. This year the exam will take place remotely. We will contact each family with details once they have been finalised. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to an interview with the Principal.

How do I apply for a Senior School scholarship?

Once the application dates open you need to submit a written application which includes a Curriculum Vitae; recent school reports; your NZQA record of learning and a cover letter from a parent or guardian

You should include any service initiatives that you are involved in and tell us how a scholarship will make a difference to you and your family.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview with the Principal. You can send your application via post, email or leave it at Queen Margaret Reception. Mark your application for the attention of the Enrolments Director.  Our postal address is Queen Margaret College, PO Box 12 274, Thorndon, Wellington 6144.

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 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.