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Frequently Asked Questions

Question: I don't know or have forgotten my password. How do I reset it?
Answer: You can request a password reset by visiting this page.

Question: The dates/times associated with my submitted material seem to be a few hours off. Why is this?
Answer: This happens when we are unaware of your local timezone. Please set your timezone in your account settings page.

What AMP Scholarships are available this year?
For a full list of the types of scholarships available this year, visit

Why does AMP run these scholarships?
We're passionate about helping Kiwis to pursue their dreams - part of our commitment to growing and nurturing New Zealand communities and the talent within them.

When do applications open and close?
Applications for AMP Scholarships open on 14 July and close on 25 August 2016.

How do I apply?
Applications open on 14 July and close on 25 August 2016. During this period, you will be able to apply by clicking the ‘Apply’ button on the homepage of

I can't see my region listed in the dropdown box.
If the region you live in is not showing in the dropdown box, please select the region nearest to where you live.  We are dedicated to working with our AMP aligned Advisers to offer you the chance to receive a further $5,000 Regional Scholarship in selected regions.  For details on the Adviser Businesses involved in our regional scholarship programme this year, visit the Regional Scholarships page

Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
You can only apply for either:
A National Scholarship;
OR a Study Start Scholarship (open to Year 12 or 13 students only);
OR an AMP People Scholarship (open to AMP staff, AMP affiliated Advisers and their immediate families only).  All applicants may also opt-in for the overall $10,000 AMP People’s Choice Scholarship

Can I change my application after I submit it?
No, you are unable to change your application once you have submitted it.
How can I remove my application?
Application submitted?  Log in and click on the 'withdraw my application' button on the right side of your application profile. 

What do I do if I didn't get an activation email after registering?
If it hasn't shown up within a couple of minutes, double check your spam folder. Otherwise, email us at and we'll activate your account for you.

I can't upload my profile picture
Check that the image is a .jpg or other 'standard' file format, and under 4 MB. Upload and then press ‘back’ at the top of the page. Still having difficulty? Some older versions of Internet Explorer may have difficulty with the application form. If you're using a newer web browser, email your profile picture to us at and we'll look into it for you.

Can I email through any supporting documents for my application?
For the first round of judging, we'll be judging solely from the application form. If you're chosen as a finalist, feel free to bring along any supporting material to your interview.

When will my referees be contacted? Do I need to provide a written reference?
Don't worry about sourcing written references just yet. If you're a finalist, we'll be contacting your referees.

When do I need to complete the parent/legal guardian section?
Under 18? Make sure you have parent/legal guardian consent to apply and ask them to review the terms and conditions and complete the relevant parent/legal guardian section of the application form..

When are recipients of AMP Scholarships announced?
All AMP Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Awards event on Thursday, October 20, 2016.

Who is eligible to apply?
Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and they need to have resided in New Zealand within the last five years.  All applicants need to do is prove they're passionate and determined to do their thing. AMP Study Start applicants must be in Year 12 or 13 at high school and plan on studying at a New Zealand tertiary institute. For a complete list of eligibility criteria, please see the Terms and Conditions.

Can I apply if I’m a Kiwi living overseas?
You just must not have been ordinarily residing outside of New Zealand for more than five years as at the date of your Application.

I applied for a Scholarship last year. Can I apply again?
Yes, if you applied last year you may apply again. However, previous AMP Scholarship recipients (including recipients of AMP Adviser affiliated Regional Scholarships) are not eligible to apply.

Do your scholarships cover teams or groups?
AMP Scholarships are for individuals only - so you can still apply, but you'll be judged on your individual merits.

How do I get the latest news and updates on AMP Scholarships?
Join the AMP Scholarships Facebook Group, Dare to Dream AMP Scholarships on Facebook, on Instagram  or subscribe to our e-newsletter.

When does People’s Choice voting open?
People’s Choice voting opens on August 28, 2016.

Can I vote for more than one person?
To keep things fair, we keep People's Choice voting to one vote per person.

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