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Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Applicants must be in Year 12 or Year 13. 
  3. Applicants must have at least gained a merit standard in NCEA Level 1 or 2 or equivalent.
  4. Students must be studying at least two science subjects or a combination of science and technology subjects.
  5. Only schools can nominate a student/s. Each school can make a maximum of two nominations.


Powering Potential will be looking for students who have these qualities

  • A passion for science and technology.
  • Being able to think outside the square.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Enjoy solving problems.
  • Working as part of a team.
  • Curiosity, perseverance and resilience.


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