Youth Excellence Scholarships

Established in 2004 and awarded annually, the Horowhenua Youth Excellence Scholarships are designed to reward young people's efforts in particular areas:

  • Community Services - for recognition of outstanding service to the community
  • Excellence in Sport
  • Excellence in Academia
  • Excellence in Art and Culture

Horowhenua Youth Excellence Scholarships 2016 are now closed.

Applications for 2016 closed on the 23 September 2016. A total of 12 scholarships, across the four different categories listed above are available to be awarded in 2016. These scholarships are designed to not only recognize achievements and contributions, but also to assist the recipient to continue succeeding in their endeavors. Each Scholarship is worth $250, and recipients and their whānau will be invited to attend the Civic Awards evening on Tuesday 13 December, when the awards will be presented.

Please note: 
Applications closed Friday 23 September 2016.

Criteria for Youth Excellence Scholarships  

  • Youth Excellence Scholarships reward young people's efforts in community service or excellence in sport, academia or art and culture. 

  • To be eligible for these scholarships, the nominee must live in the Horowhenua District and be between the ages of 12 and 24 years. 

  • These Scholarships are also designed to help youth in the Horowhenua reach their potential and can be utilised to fund activities that applicants are participating in such as sports, arts, cultural, academic or work in the community.

2016 Youth Excellence Scholarship Recipients

Youth Scholarships will be awarded to recipients at the Civic Awards evening on Tuesday, 13 December 2016 7pm at Te Takere. Our 2015 Recipients can be viewed on our Civic Awards page.