Scholarships - Auckland Girls Grammar School


We are fortunate to have a number of internal scholarships to help students while they are at Auckland Girls or doing tertiary studies.  Many of the scholarships are provided by former principals, staff and students.  Details of when and how to apply for scholarships are provided in the daily notices.  Maggie Hames, the Careers Advisor, can also provide information.

The Cotter Trust Entry Scholarship:

The Cotter Trust provides annually an Entry Scholarship with a value of $10000 over a five year tenure (subject to annual review) for one or more Year 9 students. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic potential, cultural and/or sporting ability and personal character.

The Cotter Trust Year 13 Grant:

The Cotter Trust provides annually a grant to support one or more Year 13 students on the basis of financial need, academic potential, prior contribution to school life and personal character.

Annie Rose Allum Scholarship:

$500 for one year awarded to a worthy student to enable her to continue her studies at either secondary or tertiary level.

Rua I Gardner Scholarships:

$250 awarded to outstanding Year 9 and Year 10 students.  The top Year 9 and 10 Rua Gardner Scholars receive $350 each.

Year 11 and Year 12 students may apply for a scholarship of $300 to help them continue with their studies at school.  Year 13 students may apply for a scholarship of $500 to assist with their tertiary studies.


Louise Gardner Centennial Scholarship:

$5000 a year for three years to a student enrolled in a course of full-time study at a tertiary institution. Year 13 students and former pupils of Auckland Girls are eligible to apply.  The Louise Gardner Trust also awards one off grants to individual students.

John Williamson Scholarship:

$500 to students in Years 11 and 12 and $1,000 to students in Year 13 at Auckland Girls Grammar School who combine academic excellence with leadership and service to the school.

E M Johnston Scholarship:

$2,000 provided by the Old Girls Trust to assist a Year 13 student with tertiary studies.

Centennial Awards:

$500 is awarded at Founding Day to a student from each senior year level.  The student is chosen by her Dean based on her academic performance and her all round contribution to school life.

The Edith Winstone Blackwell Scholarship:

This scholarship in memory of Mrs Blackwell, who was a student at AGGS in 1890, is for $4,000 and is given to a student to assist with her tertiary studies.

2017 Year 13 Grants and Scholarships:

At Prizegiving in 2016 a number of our Year 13 students also received significant scholarships and awards for 2017 - these included:

Russel McVeagh Scholarship and the Louise Gardner Trust Scholarship, which pays all fees of an undergraduate degree awarded to Deputy Head Girl, Tamkeen Saeid

Six University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarships to
Vivien Chaan who will be studying Bio-Medical Science or Engineering
Bisma Maryam – Bio Medical Science
Priya Patel – Engineering
Tamiel Tagaloa - Health Science
Sophie Yu – Bio-Medical Science
Paulina Bentley was awarded a University of Auckland Pacific Academic Scholarship

Three students were awarded University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarships
Salma Sanad will be studying Engineering
Tamkeen Saeid Law and Arts
Patricia Paynter Commerce

Ally Orr was awarded an AUT University Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship

Two students were awarded an Otago University Maori and Pacific Peoples’ Entrance Scholarship
Jiavra Cohen and Aniwa Codrye

Foa Samuelu was awarded a Waikato University Future Pacific Leaders Scholarship

Upcoming Events


23.01.2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Course Confirmation Year 12


Prefects Training Day


24.01.2018 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Course Confirmation Year 13


Prefects Training Day


24.01.2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Puhoro STEM Academy Meeting

Sapere Aude

Sapere Aude is our group for students who demonstrate high potential in terms of their academic, cultural, artistic and leadership abilities. "Sapere Aude" is Latin for 'Dare to be Wise.' The group meets regularly to meet and exchange ideas, receive support and mentoring, discuss their learning and take part in enrichment and extension opportunities.


We have a Cafeteria at Auckland Girls.  Both hot and cold food and beverages are available at breakfast, recess and lunch times.  The Cafeteria is open from 8am each day.  We endeavour to promote a healthy menu for our students and encourage girls to take advantage of a reasonably priced healthy option.