Youth Excellence Scholarships

Established in 2004 and awarded annually, the Horowhenua Youth Excellence Scholarships aim to reward and celebrate young people's efforts and achievements in the following areas:

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

These scholarships not only recognise achievements and contributions, but also assist recipients to continue to advance in these areas. A total of 12 x $250.00 scholarships are awarded across the four categories listed above.

2022 Horowhenua Youth Excellence Scholarships Open

Nominations for the 2022 Horowhenua Youth Excellence Scholarships opened on Monday 25 July 2022.

Aimed at young people aged between 12 and 24 years, there are twelve $250 Youth Excellence Scholarships to be awarded to help talented youth advance in their area of achievement. There are four categories: Community Services, Sports, Academia or Arts and Culture. If you know a young person excelling in their chosen area, we encourage you to make a nomination.

Criteria for Horowhenua Youth Excellence Scholarships

  • The nomination must show a clear link to a either a Community Service, Excellence in Sport, Excellence in Academia or Excellence in Art and Culture area.
  • The nominee must live in the Horowhenua District.
  • The nominee must be between the ages of 12 and 24 years.
  • The nomination must be supported by someone who is familiar with the young person’s success, ie involved in their sporting club etc. This person will be utilised as a reference to verify the young person’s achievements.

Nominate now

If you need assistance with filling in the form, please email Council on community@horowhenua.govt.nz or phone 06 366 0999.

Nominations close at midnight on Sunday 4 September 2022.

Recipients and their whānau will be invited to attend the Civic Awards evening in November 2022, when the awards will be presented.

Past Scholarship Recipients

Past Youth Excellence Scholarship recipients can be viewed in our Award Recipient photo gallery below and on our Award Recipients page.