Marsden Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships at either Karori or Whitby for students new to Marsden. Scholarships are available to New Zealand domestic students only.

Marsden Karori Excellence in Sports Scholarships are open and 2018 Karori Scholarships for Years 11 and 12 are open until 31 October 2017, all other scholarships have closed.


Select from the links for details of the scholarships we offer at each school:


If you have missed the scholarship applications but would like to arrange a tour please contact Sonia Stinson (Karori) or Lorraine Rose (Whitby). We'd love you to visit and discover an environment in which your child will flourish.

Marsden Bursaries

Bursaries are grants that Marsden may offer to families who due to personal circumstances cannot afford the full fees. Please note Marsden Bursaries are offered at both Karori and Whitby but not at all year levels. For further details and an application form see the Marsden Bursary page.


External Scholarships

Ministry of Education Aspire Scholarships

The Aspire Scholarship provides assistance for low income families towards the cost of private secondary schooling. It will contribute up to $15,000 per year towards tuition fees of a private school for the duration of the student’s attendance.  It will also include a yearly allowance of up to $1,500 for course related costs.


Please visit the Ministry of Education website for more information.

Mihingare (Anglican) Secondary School Scholarships

The Mihingare (Anglican) Secondary School Scholarships are for Maori secondary school students who demonstrate financial need, leadership qualities/ potential and a satisfactory educational background, and who will benefit from additional financial support for their secondary schooling. Each year, a maximum of 30 scholarships worth up to $10,000 each are offered.


Please visit the St Stephen’s and Queen Victoria Schools Trust Board website for more information.

Maori Education Trust Scholarships

The Māori Education Trust provides scholarships for Māori students undertaking secondary and tertiary study.  The secondary scholarship programme is made up of the following scholarships:

  • RJ Graham Scholarship     
  • Rose Hellaby Scholarship
  • Sister Annie Henry Scholarship
  • Tī Maru Māori Trust Secondary Boarding Scholarship
  • VW & LM Rosier Scholarship.

View PDF for more details

Secondary application forms can be obtained from their website


If you have any questions, please contact them on (04) 586 7971.

Enrolments KARORI

Sonia Stinson
Enrolment Registrar
(04) 476 8707 ext 831

Enrolments WHITBY

Lorraine Rose
Administration & Enrolments
(04) 234 1070 ext *710