How do you win the Prime Ministers scholarship?


How many are there, how you do get it, is it just for sport and who are some past winners?


Its a scholarship funded by High Performance Sport NZ. I was lucky enough to win one last year. The usual process is HPSNZ allocat a set amount of funding to Rowing NZ, Rowing NZ then have a list of athletes who are studying and competing in high performance and the choose who wins one. Generally speaking Elites and U23 are priority then it trickles down to U21 and other branches.

The scholarship is just for sport, but can include coaches as well! I’m not too sure of the past winners but most high performance athletes who have studying would’ve been on one at some stage!