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It's Time to Register for the 2018 Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka! Awards

Student competitions and scholarships New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 17 November 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9gNh

Students can register their intention to participate in the Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka!

Awards by going to the Eureka! website

Over $100,000 worth of prizes and scholarships are at stake for the best 12-minute presentations about the value for New Zealand of a science or technology innovation.

Students should check out the Scholarships available and the subject areas the sponsors want them to focus on. In addition to Scholarships for National Science Challenge areas we have special Scholarships for Māori and Pasifika students.

Scholarships are available to all entrants not just National Finalists and Scholarship winners get to participate in the National Finals and go to the Awards Dinner hosted by the Governor-General.

Twelve National Finalists get Merit Awards worth $1500 for making the final cut. In addition they can win up to another $8500 for the Premier Award and receive Scholarships worth up to $5,000.

The Eureka! website has comprehensive on-line resources to help students prepare their presentations including detailed explanations of the judging criteria.  All the previous winners and highly commended presentations are available on the website.

But even if students don't win any prizes they can still get significant value from taking part. Teachers are encouraged to support interested students so the work they do to put together their entry can be assessed for NCEA Achievement Credits - details on the website.

As New Zealand grapples with major issues like climate change the students of today will be the innovators and researchers who help us develop long-term solutions.

Each National Finalist and Scholarship winner becomes a Eureka! Alumni and has access to programmes specifically designed to help them achieve their career ambitions.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

01 December 2017 – 30 September 2018

Further information

Contact: Francis Wevers

 (021) 916 010