Prizes and Scholarships Policy

1. Prizes


1.1.  The twelve best presentations delivered by students at Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Award Geographic and Virtual Region Preliminary Competitions shall qualify them for inclusion in the Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Award National Finals.

1.2.  Part 3 of the Eureka! – Entry, Assessment and Selection Policy (as adopted from time to time by the Trust) shall determine the process for selection of the twelve finalists.

1.3.  As finalists, they will be eligible for the following prizes:

1.3.1.    Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Premier Award – 1 recipient        Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Award Trophy        Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Award Certificate        $5,000 cash (in addition to $1500 for Finalists Merit Award prize plus $3,500 for Highly Commended Award prize) = Total $10,000

1.3.2.    Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Highly Commended Awards – 4 recipients (2 secondary school  recipients and 2 undergraduate students        Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Award Highly Commended Certificate        $3,500 cash (in addition to $1500 Finalists Merit Award prize) = Total $5,000

1.3.3.    Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Merit Awards – (all National finalists) – will each receive:        Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Award Merit Certificate        $1500 cash

Award of Prizes

1.4.  The Premier Prize and the Highly Commended Prizes shall be awarded at the Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Awards Dinner. Other Prizes and Scholarships shall be awarded at the conclusion of the Symposium

2.   Scholarships

2.1.  There shall be two categories of Scholarship

2.1.1.    Gold Scholarships valued at $5000

2.1.2.    Silver Scholarships valued at $2500

2.2.  Cut-off date for offer of Scholarships

2.2.1.       The number and type of Scholarships on offer in any year shall be determined by March 31of that year or such date as determined by the Trust Board. No further Scholarships will be made available until the following year.

2.3.  Eligibility

2.3.1.       All students will, upon submitting an entry for the competition, select up to two (2) scholarships that they wish their presentation to be considered for. They may apply for one (1) subject specific Scholarship and, if eligible, one (1) Maori or Pasifika Scholarship.

2.3.2.       Once a choice is made it cannot be amended or changed.

2.4.  Selection of Scholarship winners (see Flow Chart below)

2.4.1.       Scholarship sponsors shall select their preferred winning presentation from a list of nominations made by the National Convenor by a date to be determined by the National Convenor

2.4.2.       The National Convenor shall consider the video recordings and the merits of all candidates who have applied for each Scholarship and will determine which candidates should be considered by the Scholarship Sponsors.  The determination of the National Convenor shall be final and will not be subject to review.

2.4.3.       The basis for selection shall be the video recordings of presentations delivered to preliminary geographic or virtual region competitions.

2.4.4.       Minimum standards for video recording of presentations are set out in the Rules for Assessment

2.5.  Award of Scholarships

2.5.1.       All scholarships will be awarded at the Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Award Symposium

2.5.2.       In the event a Scholarship is to be awarded to a student who has not been selected as a National Finalist the student will attend the Sir Paul Callaghan EUREKA! Awards Symposium and all associated activities at the cost of the Trust and will be given an opportunity to deliver the 6-minute presentation they submitted at their regional competition