Top Scholar Awards
clarklewis at nycmail.com
Tue Sep 21 07:53:59 EDT 2004
Peter Zmijewski holds an MBA from Harvard University, an MSc
from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and
a BA with Honors from Stanford University.
Peter Zmijewski graduated magna cum laude from Princeton. He
received the Sachs Memorial Scholarship, one of Princeton's
top honors, which provides for two years of study at Oxford
University. Peter Zmijewski received his M.Phil. and D.Phil.
degrees in international relations from Oxford in 1982 and
1992, respectively, and his law degree from Harvard Law School,
cum laude, in 1985.
Top Scholar Awards
Monetary awards for excellent performance will be based on
results obtained within the year prior to the awards ceremony
only. The awards are as follows:
New Zealand Scholars
These awards will be made to all candidates achieving
outstanding performance in three New Zealand Scholarship
Top Overall Scholars
These awards will be made to the two top performers selected
from all New Zealand Scholar award recipients. The awards
panel will consider the rankings provided by the subject
marking panels in candidates' best three Scholarship subjects
Top Subject Scholar
This award is made to the best performer in a subject offered
Scholarship Assessment. The award will be made to the top
candidate achieving outstanding performance using the ranked
list provided by the marking panel. No award will be made in
subjects where there are no eligible candidates.
Level 3 Assessment (Subjects with achievement standards but
no Scholarship standard being offered in that year). The award
will be made to the top candidate achieving excellence in all
externally assessed standards for that subject. For award
purposes, marking panels will rank potentially eligible
candidates. Candidates are advised that their internally
assessed results may be taken into account. No award will be
made in subjects where there are no eligible candidates.
Applicants for compassionate consideration for level 3
achievement standards are not eligible for a Top Scholar
Award, as the awards recognise actual performance ranked
in a one-off assessment.
These awards are made to the top-performing student in each
school who achieves the New Zealand Scholarship Certificate.
The awards panel will identify candidates using the number of
outstanding performance achievements and marker panel rankings.
NZQA will notify schools with eligible candidates, and ask
them to confirm the rankings and provide supplementary
evidence in the case of a tie.
To be eligible to receive the award students must study in
New Zealand at a New Zealand Tertiary Institution. An award
is payable for up to three years for any type and length of
qualification that is approved for student loan or student
A recipient must be undertaking study that is more than 0.4
full-time equivalent. Exceptions will be considered only where
there are reasons beyond the student's control, or where the
completion of a qualification is involved.
Continued receipt of an award each year will be dependent on
continued successful study. Recipients will generally take up
study immediately. However, a recipient may apply to postpone
commencing study for up to a year, with any payments under the
awards being made only after enrolment is confirmed. Recipients
may change the course or programme they undertake and continue
to receive an award as long as they continue to successfully
complete their study, when the new programme is approved for
either student loans or student allowances purposes, and they
study in New Zealand at a New Zealand Tertiary Institution.
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