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.
Applicants for a George Feilding Hight Scholarship must meet the criteria as stated above, summarised as:
1. Applicants for a George Feilding Hight Scholarship must meet the criteria as stated above, summarised as:
a. From a rural background whose family income is primarily derived from the agricultural sector;
b. Have demonstrated financial constraints precluding the ability to meet tuition fees;
c. An interest in and aptitude for academic studies.
2. Recipients of a George Feilding Hight Scholarship are eligible for financial assistance up to, but not exceeding, the value of 100% of one year’s tuition fees. The exact amount awarded will be determined each year by the Rector of St Andrew’s College after consultation with the Trustees of the St Andrew’s College Foundation. Tuition fees exclude other costs which a student may incur during the course of a year of which the following are some but not all examples of additional costs: boarding fees, uniforms, extra-curricular activities such as school camps/excursions, personal expenses and any additional educational fees.
3. Once awarded to a student, the scholarship will be awarded each year subsequent, to a five year maximum, until the student graduates from, or leaves, St Andrew’s College, assuming the student continues to meet admission criteria at the College and remains in good standing.
4. The George Feilding Hight Scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the Rector of St Andrew’s College, Christchurch, based on the normal application process and upon the applicant meeting the criteria established above for the George Feilding Hight Scholarships.
5. A condition of the scholarship award will be that the recipients of a George Feilding Hight Scholarship will be required to furnish two handwritten reports per year to the Rector of St Andrew’s College.
2021 George Feilding Hight Scholarship applications have now closed.