In 2013, George Feilding Hight and Merrilyn Estelle Hight established a scholarship fund in the St Andrew’s College Foundation, to provide scholarships for young men and women from rural communities in the South Island of New Zealand, to attend St Andrew’s in Year 9.
The George Feilding Hight Scholarships are for the benefit of students who live in rural areas of the South Island of New Zealand whose parents or guardians receive the major part of their income from the pastoral and horticultural industries or who are employed in the agricultural services sector who in the opinion of the Rector of St Andrew’s College would be precluded from attending the College because of financial constraints. Recipients of the George Feilding Hight Scholarships must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
In addition the recipient(s) must have demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Rector of St Andrew’s College that they have a particular interest in or aptitude for academic studies. The provision of the scholarship shall enable the recipient to study towards any profession or occupation of their choice while remembering but not being bound to their rural background.
By offering a suitable student the diverse opportunities provided by a St Andrew’s College education, the George Feilding Hight Scholarships will give young men and women the chance to reach their full potential and so benefit the greater community.
Only New Zealand citizens or permanent residents can apply for a George Feilding Hight Scholarship, which are awarded at the discretion of the Rector.
St Andrew’s College is proud to offer this exciting opportunity for young rural men and women to reach their full potential in a dynamic learning environment.
Please click here to see the George Feilding Hight Scholarship application form.
2025 George Feilding Hight Scholarship Applications close on Friday 12 April 2024.