The College is fortunate in having considerable support from the community in the way of Scholarships for senior students going on to tertiary education. Many of the scholarships have strict guidelines as to the awarding process.  Others are subject based.  The following scholarships are ones that students may apply for.  Application forms for these scholarships are available from Mrs Baker at the Principal’s Office or below. 

Application Forms need to be completed (and include letters and CVs) and returned to Mrs Baker by Wednesday 20th September 2023  

Application forms recieved are then sent to the Trustees of that scholarship and applicants are short-listed for interviews, which will take place at the beginning of Term 4.      ​​​​​​​​​​

The A.W. Parsons Scholarships (this scholarship is under review and to be confirmed) Please still compete appliations and confirmation will be advised.

Covers the area of the old Waipukurau District High School, way back prior to 1959.  Applicants need to live south of the Tuki Tuki River e.g. Waipukurau, Takapau, Hatuma, Wallingford, Flemington, Mangaorapa, Omakere, Oueroa, Ashley Clinton areas.        ​​​​​​​

 Applications close – Wednesday 20th September 2023 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Eric Tate Scholarship

Covers the old Waipawa District High School, which amalgamated with Waipukurau District High School in 1959 to form Central Hawke’s Bay College.  Applicants need to live north of the Tuki Tuki River e.g. Waipawa, Ruataniwha, Onga Onga, Tikokino, Otane, Pukehou, Argyll East, Wakarara.                

Applications close – Wednesday 20th September 2023 ​​​​​​​ 

The Central Hawke’s Bay Veterinary Club Scholarships; 

Two different scholarships are available; one is for any approved tertiary education programme that can be shown to contribute to NZ’s Primary Industries. 

The other is a B.V.Sc. degree (Massey Vet School) scholarship.

Both scholarships are available to Central Hawke's Bay College students, CHB Vet Club members, direct children or children of member employee’s, a student of Principal’s and Employee’s of Vet Services HB Ltd.​​​​​​​

Applications close – Wednesday 20th September 2023 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Central Hawke’s Bay School Fine Arts Scholarship (Was The Jessie O’ Marshall Estate Art Bursary)

Available for Year 13 students who have been pupils of Central Hawke's Bay College within a period of three years from date of application, have secured a pass in NCEA Level 1 or academic equivalent and can demonstrate that they have a clear ability in one or more of the fine arts (visual arts, design, and carving) Applicants must be going on to pursue a course of study, preferably a Diploma or Degree, in one or more fine arts at a recognised school of Art in New Zealand.

Please apply for this scholarship online - Link Below 
The portal for online applications is looking to be open from the 4th - 22nd September 2023.

​​​​​​​Hi-Tech Foundation:
Leading Light Scholarships – He Whetū Mārama Ngā karahipiThe Hi-Tech Foundation welcomes applications from aspiring students who want to enrol in higher education to apply for funding to support their learning pathway in the technology sector.Applications are scheduled to open from 5th August – 30th September 2022.

Tertiary GrantsFor indigenous knowledge management, library and information studies qualifications at Victoria University of Wellington, Open Polytechnic or Te Wānanga o Raukawa.More information coming soon.Applications are scheduled to open from 4th October – 22nd October 2022

While the academic record of a student is taken into account, the awarding of each of these scholarships also takes into account the strength of the applicant’s written application and if short-listed the way they present themselves at the interview.

​​​​​​​Applicants will be notified of the outcome in writing with successful applicants awarded at Senior Prize Giving.

Senior Managers will decide on the recipients of a number of other scholarships that are available (Applications are not required)

PLEASE NOTE: You may be eligible for a range of University and other School Scholarships. Please look online and/or see the Careers Advisor.


Academic successes are publicly celebrated at Central Hawke’s Bay College. National honours, like university scholarships and selection in national and international academic teams, are highly prized.  Our top national certificate of educational achievement (ncea) level 1 and 2 scholars are awarded an honours tie for excellence endorsements. Blues are awarded for outstanding academic achievement. Junior academic success is recognised through merit and excellence endorsement certificates and badges.


A limited numbers of Academic, Sporting and Cultural Scholarships are awarded to Year 9 students each year. These have been generously provided by the College. The major awards will cover the cost for the education for the Year 9 students’ expenses up to a value of $500.


Approximately $65,000 is available to Central Hawke’s Bay College Students each year. CHBC is in the privileged position of having many bequests and gifts to administer.