Bright Futures Scholarships Terms and Conditions

  • Scholarships are reviewed and awarded on a first-in-first-served basis until the total scholarship funding allocated has been consumed.
  • The student must apply for a programme and provide all supporting documents to be eligible for a scholarship.
  • The scholarship does not cover any course-related costs, travel, accommodation, or any other costs incurred by the student during the period of study.
  • The tuition fees scholarship is not redeemable for cash or any other form of substitution.
  • The scholarship is non-transferrable to any other provider in case of a course closure or any other event.
  • The scholarship ends on the end date of the enrolment period as stated on the offer of place and does not apply for any extensions to the programme or re-enrolment upon end date of the programme.
  • For a single programme, Ashton Warner Academy does not provide more than one scholarship.
  • Within a 12-month period, a scholarship recipient cannot receive more than one scholarship from Ashton Warner Academy. For instance, if a scholarship is awarded for a program that starts in June 2023, the recipient cannot receive another scholarship for a program that begins between June 2023 and May 2024 with Ashton Warner Academy.
  • Receiving one scholarship does not guarantee additional scholarship grants. Each scholarship application is evaluated based on its merits and is subject to a contestable pool of scholarship funds.
  • Scholarship applications must be submitted only when applying for a program for the first time. Students who are already enrolled in a program of study cannot apply for a scholarship when transitioning to different parts or courses of a program.
  • Scholarships cannot be combined with any other promotional schemes.
  • Advertised scholarships are available only for program intakes that commence after 01 April 2023.
  • Scholarships will cover the entire duration of the program. If the program runs from 2023 to 2024, a scholarship will be granted for the entire program. The recipient only needs to apply once to receive a scholarship for the full program.
  • Scholarship recipients who enrol in a program must complete their studies. Students who do not complete their studies after receiving a scholarship will be ineligible to apply for or receive another scholarship.
  • On compassionate grounds, transfer of scholarship funds to another intake may be approved through a written request to the Academic Director. All requests are considered on a case-by-case basis, and re-enrollment must occur within 12 months of the request.
  • During the application process, you may be required to provide personal information to verify your identity as part of your application process. The information required may vary depending on the scholarship you are applying for.
  • When evaluating the scholarship application’s outcome, Ashton Warner Academy may request additional supporting documentation.
  • Ashton Warner Academy reserves the right to withdraw the scholarships.

Conditions attached to acceptance

Student Commitment

The student acknowledges and agrees to show commitment to their studies for the specified duration of their programme according to their offer of place.

Attendance and Satisfactory progress

The student acknowledges and agrees:

  • To regularly attend classes (where applicable) and undertake enrolled study programme; to sit all exams and complete assessments that are compulsory course requirements.
  • To comply with the regulations of AWA and meet all academic requirements.
  • To achieve satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the continuation criteria set by AWA or the student’s scholarship may be ended.

Withdrawal from Scholarship

The student acknowledges and agrees:

  • That they may elect to withdraw from the scholarship by notifying in writing to AWA.
  • That if they withdraw from the scholarship after the early withdrawal period AWA will end their scholarship and provisions of ending scholarship will apply.

Ending scholarship

The student acknowledges and agrees:

  • AWA will end their scholarship if the student fails to meet any requirements of this Scholarship Offer, (including any of these Conditions of Scholarship).
  • In the case of AWA ending student’s scholarship, the student will be required to refund AWA the total cost of scholarship, including GST if any. Any such refund will be a debt payable to AWA and payment will be enforceable under New Zealand law.

Debt to AWA

The student acknowledges and agrees:

  • That if they incur a debt to AWA, the amount of the debt will equal to the total cost of the scholarship.
  • That should the student incur a debt to AWA, Student undertakes to discharge fully that debt by repaying in full the total amount of the debt.


The parties may vary this agreement, provided that no variation shall be effective or binding on either party unless it is in writing and signed by both parties.

Entire agreement

Each party acknowledges that this agreement contains the whole and entire agreement between the parties as to the subject matter of this agreement.


  • The validity, construction and performance of this agreement shall be governed by the laws of New Zealand and the student agrees that any dispute arising from it shall be litigated only in New Zealand.
  • The various provisions of this agreement are severable and if any provision is held to be invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, then such invalidity or unenforceability shall not affect the remaining provisions of this agreement.