The Woodford House Old Girls’ Association (WHOGA), along with investment from the Endowment Trust, provides scholarships for intending and present students. Any relationship to an Old Girl is an advantage but not essential.
WHOGA aims to award these scholarships with the intention of making a financial difference and help by maintaining strong family connections to Woodford House. All scholarship applications are due by 30 June each year.
All applications must be via our pre-enrolment process, followed by an interview and initial offer of place according to our Enrolment Scheme. No applications for Scholarship will be accepted unless an offer of place in writing has been sent to the applicant by Woodford House.
Woodford House offers a specialised Scholarship Academy aimed at supporting and strengthening our girls chance of New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Scholarships.
NZQA Scholarships provide recognition and monetary reward to top students in Years 12 and 13 who are assessed against challenging standards that are demanding for the most able candidates in each course. Scholarship candidates are expected to demonstrate high-level critical thinking, abstraction and generalisation and to integrate, synthesise and apply knowledge, skills, understanding and ideas to complex situations.
The Scholarship Academy launched in 2015 and creates links with academics in our community who support our scholarship candidates through presentations, workshops and advice. The Academy also supports staff with resources to run effective scholarship programmes.
We encourage students in Year 12 or Year 13 who wish to submit or sit scholarship to do so. An open invitation is sent to students at the start of each year.
A range of external scholarships are made available each year. Students who require assistance when completing an application form may ask their Homeroom Mentors. The Deputy Principal can provide a Letter of Support – two weeks’ notice is required.