ACG Founders Scholarship

*Applications close 15 October 2021

The ACG Founders Scholarship honours a group of people whose vision, expertise and dedication led to the establishment of the Senior College of New Zealand in 1995.

From 2018, one Scholarship is awarded annually. The recipient will be a student who is currently studying at one of ACG’s secondary schools in New Zealand and who plans to commence a course of university study the following year. It may be held in conjunction with other awards.

The Scholarship will recognise outstanding academic ability as well as personal qualities for future success, such as integrity, leadership, boldness of vision and exceptional drive, energy and a capacity for work.

The inaugural recipient of the ACG Founders Scholarship, Alex Pentchev, graduated in 2018. Now he is studying Medicine at the University of Sydney and aspires to work in medical research.

“The scholarship has opened up fantastic opportunities such as semester exchanges to universities all around the world.  I no longer have to worry about finances and I can focus solely on my studies, which has been extremely helpful during the stressful transition to university. All around, it feels as if a massive weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I now have the ability to do anything I want in education without worrying about money.” – Alex Pentchev

Download ACG Founders Scholarship Form

Scholarship opportunities

We encourage eligible students to apply for a scholarship programme.


ACG Sunderland Scholarships

* 2022 Scholarships close 1 June 2021

Scholarships are available to new students in Years 7 to 13. Scholarships are for:

  • Academic
  • Sport
  • Performing Arts (Music and Drama)

Scholarships cover part of the school tuition fees and they are awarded for ability, work ethic and performance.


  • Scholarship applications must be accompanied by a completed online admissions application form
  • Applications should include a full student CV with detailed information relevant to the type of scholarship being applied for
  • Once awarded, all scholarships are subject to annual review and may be withdrawn where performance is unsatisfactory
  • Students applying for a Performing Arts scholarship will be expected to provide evidence in support of their application which will need to include photograph and/or video evidence
  • Applicants should also be able to demonstrate high levels of leadership, commitment and communication skills
  • The successful applicant will be expected to be a committed participant in the co-curricular life of the school, modelling excellence and demonstrating leadership within the discipline for which the scholarship is awarded.

Download Academic Scholarship Application Form

Sibling Scholarship

If your family has four or more children enrolled at ACG Sunderland, a scholarship may be available, providing you meet ACG Sunderland’s enrolment criteria.

In a family of four children, your youngest child may receive a full tuition scholarship. If you have five or more children, you may be awarded a scholarship to the value of 25% of the total fees payable.

In both cases, the scholarship applies only while four or more of your children are fully enrolled at ACG Sunderland.

Please contact us for further information and application forms.

Contact us about scholarship information

We are here to assist your enrolment process and answer any questions about our current scholarships. You can contact our enrolments manager, Linda Storey on email at or complete the form at the bottom of the page.


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