Each year Variety helps around 20 talented Kiwi kids to reach their full potential and overcome personal challenges with a Variety Gold Heart Scholarship. 

These young people, who already excel in the arts, sports or education, are awarded financial support of up to $5,000 and where possible are matched with a mentor to help them achieve their life goals. This support is available for up to three years to help children who are physically or financially challenged fulfill their dreams. This could include assisting with tuition fees, personal development, coaching, and the purchase of training equipment, travel or accommodation.

Applications for 2017 Gold Heart Scholarships

Gold Heart Scholarship applications are accepted from February 1 - March 31 2017. Young people up to the age of 18 who are New Zealand residents/citizens may apply. Successful recipients will be notified in June, with the Scholarship funding available from 1 July. The application form will be available here from 1 February 2017.

Click here to meet the 2017 Variety Gold Heart Scholars

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