Marsden Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for students new to Marsden. Scholarships are available to New Zealand domestic students only.

Scholarships offered

The following is a list of scholarships offered each year.



Scholarship applications for entry in 2024 have closed.

Scholarship  Opening Date  Closing Date Exam Date
Primary Year 6   CLOSED Saturday 27 May 2023
Years 7 and 9   CLOSED
Saturday 27 May 2023
Years 7–13 
Māori & Pasifka
  CLOSED No exam *
Year 10–13
Excellence in Sports
  CLOSED No exam *
Year 11-13
Ad Summa (Letteri Family) Scholarship 
  CLOSED No exam *
Senior School
Years 11, 12 & 13
  CLOSED No exam *

* There is no exam, but there may be other requirements (ie proof of sports or performing arts achievements) please see our Scholarship FAQs page for details.


If you would like to arrange a tour please contact our Enrolment Registrar.


Marsden holds open events once a term.  These are a perfect opportunity to tour the school and chat to staff. For details of our next open event go to Experience Marsden.


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 not offered at all year levels. 


There are currently no Marsden Bursaries available.



External Scholarships

Māori 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 - Y12-13     
  • Rose Hellaby Scholarship Y9
  • Sister Annie Henry Scholarship Y9-13
  • Tī Maru Māori Trust Secondary Boarding Scholarship Y9
  • VW & LM Rosier Scholarship Y13
  • Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship Y13

For secondary application forms see their website




Leigh McCathie
Enrolment Registrar
(04) 476 8707