Overall New Zealand Scholarship results 2019

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2019 New Zealand Scholarship Monetary Awards

Award2019 Awardees attainedNo of Students

Premier Awards

$10,000 each year for three years (for the very top 7-12 students) as long as they maintain at least a "B" grade average in tertiary studies

A minimum of four Scholarships at “Outstanding” level, or a minimum of three Scholarships at “Outstanding” level, demonstrating outstanding breadth and depth, with two or more additional Scholarships

NB: The number of recipients for this award is restricted and achieving the minimum requirement will not guarantee an award.

 12

Outstanding Scholar Awards

$5,000 each year for three years (for the top 40–60 students) as long as they maintain at least a "B" grade average in tertiary studies

A minimum of three Scholarships with two or three at "Outstanding" level, or at least five Scholarships with one at "Outstanding" level.

NB: The number of recipients for this award is restricted and achieving the minimum requirement will not guarantee an award.

 58

Top Subject Scholarship Awards

$2,000 each year for three years as long as students maintain at least  a "B" grade in tertiary studies

Top of Subject

 35

Scholarship Award

$2,000 each year for three years as long as students maintain at least a "B" grade average in tertiary studies

Scholarship in three or more subjects OR Outstanding Scholarship in two subjects (with no third subject) in the same year.

 254

Single Subject Awards

A "one-off" award of $500 per subject (maximum payment is $1,000)

1 or 2 Scholarships

 1805

* In 2019, the 35 Top Subject Scholarship awards were achieved by 35 students. Of these 35 students, 20 received Top Subject monetary awards and the other 15 received awards in other categories. However, candidates receiving a Top Subject Scholar Award, who also achieve Scholarship in another subject, receive the Top Subject Award and, in addition, a maximum of one $500 Single-Subject Award.

New Zealand Scholarship awards by subject - provisional

Scholarship SubjectLevel 3 Cohort% Level 3 Cohort
Awarded Scholarship
(including Outstanding)
Scholarship
(excluding Outstanding)
Outstanding
Accounting 2266 3 61 7
Agriculture and Horticulture 530 3.02 14 2
Art History 934 2.78 23 3
Biology 10027 2.88 258 31
Calculus 9386 2.99 250 31
Chemistry 9136 3.03 249 28
Chinese 893 3.02 24 3
Classical Studies 3363 3 91 10
Dance 923 2.38 19 3
Design 2294 2.83 58 7
Design and Visual Communication 1353 3.03 37 4
Drama 2178 3.08 60 7
Earth and Space Science 1002 2.5 23 2
Economics 3053 3.01 83 9
English 16113 3.01 436 49
French 520 3.08 14 2
Geography 5256 3.1 147 16
German 221 3.17 6 1
Health and Physical Education 4874 3.18 142 13
History 6543 2.92 170 21
Japanese 458 3.06 12 2
Latin 39 10.26 3 1
Media Studies 2552 2.98 69 7
Music 1587 3.15 45 5
Painting 2880 2.85 73 9
Photography 2996 3.1 84 9
Physics 8738 3 235 27
Printmaking 390 3.08 11 1
Samoan 253 3.16 7 1
Sculpture 196 3.06 5 1
Spanish 374 3.21 11 1
Statistics 10328 2.87 262 34
Technology 3756 1.89 60 11
Te Reo Maori 848 3.07 23 3
Te Reo Rangatira 184 2.72 4 1

The Technical Overview Group Assessment applies discretion in the setting of cut scores: The 3 percent criterion is applied with discretion of plus or minus 5 students. Cut scores are set such that all students at or above the cut score have demonstrated performance at the Scholarship standard.

*Note: There are reasons why the percentage of the Level 3 cohort achieving Scholarship is significantly higher for Latin than for other subjects:

  • Latin has a very small Level 3 cohort. The large proportion of the cohort awarded Scholarship reflects this.
  • Up to five candidates in addition to 3% of the Level 3 cohort can receive Scholarship in each subject. Because Latin is undertaken by a very small number of candidates and has a very small Level 3 cohort, this discretionary flexibility resulted in a high percentage of the Level 3 cohort receiving awards.

New Zealand Scholarship cut scores

The following table shows the range of scores for each subject. (The number of candidates is provisional, subject to reviews and reconsiderations.)

 ScholarshipOutstanding Scholarship
 Score RangeNo. of CandidatesScore RangeNo. of Candidates
Accounting 19-25  61 26-32 
Agriculture and Horticulture  13-18 14  19-24  2
Art History  13-20  23  21-24  3
Biology  13-18  258  19-24  31
Calculus  21-33  250  34-40  31
Chemistry  17-24  249  25-32  28
Chinese  17-20  24  21-24  3
Classical Studies  14-19  91  20-24  10
Dance  13-20  19  21-24  3
Design  14-19  58  20-24  7
Design and Visual Communication  13-18  37  19-24  4
Drama  15-20  60  21-24  7
Earth and Space Science  13-18  23  19-24  2
Economics  13-18  83  19-24  9
English  13-20  436  21-24  49
French  15-22  14  23-24  2
Geography  13-18  147  19-24  16
German  16-22  6  23-24  1
Health and Physical Education  13-19  142  20-24  13
History  17-24  170  25-32  21
Japanese  17-20  12  21-24  2
Latin  25-29  3  30-32  1
Media Studies  14-18  69  19-24  7
Music  16-21  45  22-24  5
Painting  13-19  73  20-24  9
Photography  13-19  84  20-24  9
Physics  22-31  235  32-40  27
Printmaking  18-22  11  23-24  1
Samoan  14-19  7  20-24  1
Sculpture  18-22  5  23-24  1
Spanish  15-22 11   23-24  1
Statistics  22-30  262  31-40  34
Technology  13-18  60  19-24  11
Te Reo Maori  16-19  23  20-24  3
Te Reo Rangatira  17-20  4  21-24  1
 
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