Prime Minister's Scholarship

Prime Minister's Scholarships support athletes, coaches, support team members and officials to gain educational or professional qualifications while continuing in sport.

High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) is responsible for the administration of the programme – click here for more information and to apply.

If you are intending to submit an aplications, please ensure that you contact a member of the NNZ HP team for endorsement.


Prime Minister’s Athlete Scholarships allow athletes to undertake tertiary study and vocational qualifications while pursuing elite level sport at the same time.


Prime Minister's Coach Scholarships help fund the professional development of high performance coaches.


The Prime Minister’s Officials’ Scholarship programme develops the skills of Kiwis officiating at pinnacle events.

Support Teams

Scholarships are available to support team members so they can develop skills that add to New Zealand's performance at the elite level.