Salmond College

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The Foundation for Knox College and Salmond College offers two types of scholarships

  • scholarships for first year students; and
  • scholarships for returning students.

All scholarship recipients are expected to be actively involved in the life of the College.

Applications for scholarships in 2021 have closed. Applications for scholarships in 2022 will open on 1 August 2021.

Scholarships for first year students

From 1 August 2021, the Foundation for Knox College and Salmond College invites applications for accommodation scholarships of between $1,000 and $4,000 each to attend either Knox College or Salmond College in 2022.

Applications will close on 30 September 2021.

How to Apply

Applicants Must:

  • Be New Zealand citizens or New Zealand permanent residents or have completed Year 12 and have completed or are in the process of completing Year 13 at a New Zealand school.
  • Be intending to enrol at the University of Otago or the Otago Polytechnic for the first time in 2022 and be intending to pursue full-time study for the entire academic year.
  • Have at least NCEA Level 2 with a merit endorsement or equivalent.
  • Submit an ‘Application for a Residential College’ through the University of Otago’s Student Accommodation Centre. Preference will be given to applicants who have put Salmond College as their first choice of College.

Application Process

If you want to apply for an accommodation scholarship you must:

  • Complete the online application form by midnight on 30 September 2021, saying why you are applying for this scholarship, and providing details of activities in which you have taken responsibility, shown leadership, or contributed to your community.
  • Arrange for a reference from a senior person in your school (e.g. Principal, Assistant Principal, Year 13 Dean).
  • Upload your most recent results in NCEA or equivalent to your application.

Selection Process

A Selection Committee comprising the Heads of Knox and Salmond Colleges and Trustees from the Foundation of Knox College and Salmond College shall consider the following factors in awarding the accommodation scholarships:

  • Academic ability
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Sporting and/or cultural involvement
  • Contribution to the community
  • Financial need

Tenure

  • The accommodation scholarship will be for the first year of full-time study at the University of Otago or Otago Polytechnic and must be taken up in 2022.
  • The accommodation scholarship may be held concurrently with other scholarships.
  • Each scholarship is worth between $1000 and $4,000 towards the cost of accommodation fees. The accommodation scholarship is paid to the College and accredited to the accommodation fee proportionately according to the payment option selected by the student for paying the accommodation fee. 
  • If the student leaves the College part way through the year, any portion of the accommodation scholarship not accredited to the accommodation fee is refunded to the Foundation for Knox College and Salmond College.

Other Requirements

Each accommodation scholarship recipient:

  • Must obtain entrance to the University of Otago or the Otago Polytechnic.
  • Must agree to reasonable requests from their College to appropriately represent the College and the scholarship.
  • Is expected to be actively involved in the life of their respective College.

When You Apply

The Foundation Accommodation Scholarship application form requires you to:

  • Provide your name, birth date, physical address and phone number.
  • Provide a current email address.
  • Explain why you are applying for this scholarship, giving particular attention to the selection criteria listed above.

Notification of Outcome

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of October.

If successful, the scholarship will be paid to the College and be deducted from the accommodation fees payable to the College in proportion to the payment option selected by the student for paying the accommodation fees. For example, if the recipient chooses to pay the accommodation fees in four instalments, one quarter of the scholarship will be accredited to each instalment.

Scholarships for returning students

The Foundation of Knox College and Salmond College also provides several scholarships for returning students who have made a significant contribution to the life of the College in a preceding year. These scholarships are normally worth up to $1000 each.

Applications for returners’ scholarships should be made by email to the Head of College: head@salmondcollege.ac.nz

Applicants must:

  • have been residents at the College for a full academic year
  • describe how their contribution to the life of the College has been significant and what they would add to the College during 2021.

Timeline

All Applications will close at midnight on the 30th September 2021.