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Eligibility for Powering Potential

Eligibility criteria and qualities for students participating in Powering Potential

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
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Curiosity, perseverance and resilience