Graduate Women Wellington-First in Family Scholarship


$10 000 p a over three years


Victoria University of Wellington



31 January 2025


To encourage the next generation of women to fulfil their potential and get amongst the best. We see this goal being fulfilled by assisting a female student who is 'first in the family' to attend university. We appreciate the value of providing a supportive environment where a student is mentored and equipped with life and work experience whilst studying.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be the first in their family (excluding step family) to attend university

Applicants must have University Entrance or equivalent

Applicants must be enrolling in full time study at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington in the year following application

Applicants must be younger than 25 years on 1 December in the year of application

Applicants must be New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents

Applicants must be currently enrolled at a Secondary School and reside in the Greater Wellington Region

Selection criteria

This Scholarship will be open to female students who are the 'first in family' to attend University. First in family is classed as the first person from the student’s known family history (excluding step family members) to attend University study. Preference will be given to students who, because of financial hardship, may not otherwise be able to undertake a University degree.

Award History