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WRMK is delighted to provide scholarships to support aspiring law students who have demonstrated academic ability and leadership, but are facing significant financial need or have life circumstances that present barriers to studying at university.

What does a WRMK Law scholarship include?

The scholarship comprises three elements;

  1. $10,000 cash contribution, to be paid in two parts: $3,000 on successfully gaining entrance to a New Zealand university with the intention to study law; and $7,000 to be paid on successfully being accepted into Law School in the second year of your studies.
  2. Work experience: upon completion of the second year of study, Scholarship recipients will be invited to undertake a 6-8 week paid work experience programme during the summer of 2025-26. Students may also be invited back for further work experience in subsequent years, or to apply for a summer clerk position (acceptance beyond the first year is not guaranteed).
  3. Mentor: scholarship recipients will be matched with a mentor from WRMK who will support them during their studies.

Who is eligible to apply?

WRMK Law Scholarships are for students who:

  • are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • must be in Year 13 at an eligible secondary school (see Terms and Conditions)
  • have achieved at least NCEA Level 2 endorsed with merit, or equivalent
  • can show significant financial need or life circumstances which present barriers to studying at university
  • must be intending to enrol for full-time study in the year following application with the intention to pursue a law degree at a New Zealand university.

>> View Scholarship Terms and Conditions

Applications for 2023 have now closed.

We’ll ask you to complete our online application form, and upload some supporting documentation. We recommend you read through the application questions and prepare your answers and supporting documents ahead of time, before sitting down to complete the application process.

>> Download Application Form Summary

>> Download Financial Hardship Questionnaire

  • Friday 1 September: Applications open
  • Friday 6 October: Applications close 5pm
  • 9 – 20 October: Interviews
  • Friday 27 October: Scholarship recipients announced
  • November: Award ceremony (School prizegiving)
  • December: Meet your mentor

What documents do I need for my application?

  • Completed financial hardship questionnaire (your parent, guardian or responsible adult will need to complete this with you)
  • A copy of your academic transcript to date

How do I support an applicant through this process as a teacher, parent, guardian, responsible adult or friend?

Before you support someone with their WMRK Scholarship application, please read the scholarship terms and conditions to check whether they meet the eligibility criteria. Applicants are asked to submit a copy of their academic transcript as part of their application. Students can talk to their teacher, Dean or Careers Advisor at school about how to do this, or contact NZQA directly on 0800 697 296.

Here are a few pointers on how you can support an applicant through the process:

  • Keep informed about key dates surrounding our scholarship.
  • Proofread their answers to the questions before they submit their application.
  • Encourage applicants to talk about their experiences with leadership, teamwork, community involvement and extracurricular activities.
  • Get the applicant to ask key people if they are available to provide a reference or to act as their referee.
  • Help to set realistic expectations should they not be successful, it is still a huge achievement they applied.
  • Make sure the applicant provides accurate and current contact details, if a student is struggling to provide this information then please contact us.

How many applications will each school be allowed?

Applications are open to secondary schools in Northland, and some selected schools within the Rodney District (see list of eligible schools in the scholarship terms and conditions), with no limitation to the number of applications from each school.

How do I know that you’ve received my application?

You will receive a notification email from the WRMK Scholarship team within 48 hours of your application. If you have not received an email within 48 hours of your application, please email .

Once I have submitted my application form, what happens?

All applications are carefully reviewed by the WRMK Scholarship team. We will then shortlist a number of candidates and invite them for an interview. The interview is an opportunity for you to find out more about WRMK, which will either take place in person or over Zoom. Once interviews are complete, the WRMK Scholarship team carefully choose the scholarship recipients.

What happens once I have been informed that I’ve won the scholarship?

Once our winners have been announced, we get in touch to invite you to a prize giving event at our Whangarei office and/or your school. This is a great opportunity for you to celebrate your achievement along with your parents or guardians, a school representative, and our staff.

You’ll be matched with your mentor at the end of this year, and from the start of the university year, they’ll keep in contact with you on a regular basis. They can help with any queries and keep you up to date with what is happening. They will also help you settle in when you start your summer work experience at the end of your second year of study.

What happens if I change university?

Moving from one New Zealand university to another won’t affect your WRMK Scholarship, but you do need to keep us informed if you move. You must continue to study law, achieve good grades each year and develop a positive relationship with WRMK. Your entire degree must be undertaken at tertiary institutions within New Zealand. In some cases, students may be able to attend an overseas university as part of an exchange programme through the universities. If you’re offered this opportunity, please let us know.

What if I apply for and receive another scholarship?

Should you apply for more than one grant or scholarship associated with your university study, acceptance of the WRMK Scholarship is dependent on mutual acceptance by WRMK and other scholarship providers. A WRMK Scholarship may not be accepted in conjunction with another corporate scholarship. This will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please reach out to the Scholarship team if you have any questions ahead of applying.

Can I apply if I have left school and I’m already studying towards a relevant degree?

WRMK Scholarships are only open to students completing their final year of high school (i.e. expect to achieve university entrance in the year of application).

Is the Scholarship only available to students looking to study Law?


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