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Prime Minister's Athlete Scholarships

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

Prime Minister’s Athlete Scholarships allow athletes to undertake tertiary study and vocational qualifications while pursuing elite level sport at the same time. The scholarship scheme also helps retiring athletes move smoothly into another career once their sporting careers are over.

The purpose of the Athlete Scholarship Programme is to invest in educational opportunities that enable world leading performances from New Zealand’s top athletic talent, by assisting athletes to develop holistically outside sport in ways that contribute towards their post-athletic career and enable the sustainability of our athlete talent pool.

More information is available on the High Performance Sport NZ website

If you require any further assistance please contact Criss Strange HPSNZ Athlete Life Advisor Criss Strange.

US Scholarships

Fiona Bourke (National Pathway Coach) manages communications with New Zealand athletes based in US universities and their coaches on behalf of Rowing NZ.

Fiona is also responsible for assisting athletes who desire to join the Rowing NZ Athlete Pathway upon their return to New Zealand.

All US based athletes wishing to represent New Zealand are encouraged to communicate regularly with Fiona, updating her on their progress whilst out of New Zealand.  Where appropriate, Fiona will communicate with Judith Hamilton, General Manager of Performance on the behalf of US based athletes.

Fiona Bourke | fionab@rowingnz.kiwi