Scholarships

Silver scholarships are worth $2500 and gold scholarships are worth $5000.

BECA

The BECA Silver Scholarship will be awarded to the student whose presentation most clearly provides a creative and innovative engineering solution to address issues of economic, societal and environmental value for New Zealand

Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission Silver Scholarship for the student who presents the most innovative and creative science/engineering/technology solution to reduce the impact of natural disasters on people and property. Natural disasters include earthquakes, landslips, floods, tsunami, volcanic eruptions and hydrothermal activity

Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation Gold Scholarship to the secondary school student who presents “the best presentation which identifies the role that science, technology, engineering or mathematics may play in preservation of New Zealand’s endangered heritage species”.

Federated Farmers of NZ (supported by South Pacific Sera Ltd)

The Federated Farmers Gold Scholarship is awarded to the student who presents the best and most creative science and technology based solution(s) to deliver outcomes which ensure New Zealand maintains a profitable and viable primary production sector while improving the management of land and water quality for future generations

Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education Gold Scholarship for the best presentation by a Maori secondary school student

The Ministry of Education Gold Scholarship for the best presentation by a Pasifika secondary school student

Ministry for Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries Gold Scholarship will be awarded to the secondary or undergraduate tertiary student who delivers the most innovative and creative STEM solution which addresses an aspect of Ministry for Primary Industries' major systems:

  • Biosecurity 
  • Food Safety
  • Primary Production

Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry of Social Development Gold Scholarship will be awarded to the student whose presentation which, through its understanding of the capacity of science, technology and mathematics to generate critical information for positive
social change in an innovative way, demonstrates affinity with the National Science Challenge of “Improving the potential of young New Zealanders to have healthy and successful lives” and the MSD Mission Statement “Helping New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent.”

NIWA

The NIWA Gold Scholarship will be awarded to the student who presents the most innovative and creative science, technology and/or engineering solution which addresses issues at the core of the National Science Challenge “Sustainable Seas”

Summerset Group

The Summerset Group Gold Scholarship will be awarded to the student who presents the most knowledgeable, innovative and creative presentation focused on the importance of emerging science and technology to meet the objective of the National Science Challenge, Aging Well, which aims to enhance the independence and tino rangatiratanga of older individuals and their whānau, and encourage age-friendly physical environments. It is working to ensure older people continue to live a meaningful life through social integration and engagement, in a society that values their ongoing contributions of knowledge and experience

Watson and Son

The Watson and Son Gold Scholarship will be awarded to the student who presents the most knowledgeable, innovative and creative presentation focused on the importance of emerging science and technology to meet the objective of the National Science Challenge to develop and produce high-value foods with scientifically-proven health benefits. This Scholarship will focus on results from transformation from traditional areas of food production in New Zealand


Internships

Department of Conservation

An Internship, to the value of $5,000 to either the Scholarship winner or to another candidate of the Sponsor’s choosing.

Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health Internships (x2) for the students who present the most innovative and creative scientific, technological and/or engineering based solution which addresses issues at the core of the National Science Challenge “Healthier Lives”