NZ Scholarship Exams are the most challenging standards in each subject. Assessment is mainly through an exam which is part of the end of year NCEA Exam timetable, or through the submission of work in a portfolio or report.
There are monetary awards for gaining a scholarship in a subject and greater awards if the results are outstanding and a student is successful across a number of subjects. The awards are for students going on to study at a Tertiary Institution in NZ. The money is paid to the Institution towards the student's fees. A scholarship can be achieved by a student in Year 12 and the money held over until the student attends a Tertiary Institution in the coming years.
NZ Scholarship Exams - All you need to know - LINK
Scholarship Exam Monetary awards - LINK
NCEA Scholarship Exam Example Resources - LINK
NCEA Timetable for all exams - LINK