High Performance Sport New Zealand Prime Minister’s Scholarships support athletes, coaches, support team members and officials to gain educational or professional qualifications while continuing in sport. Prime Minister’s Officials’ Scholarships helps judges gain the skills to officiate at pinnacle events. With the revalidation required across all gymnastics codes, Gymnastics NZ was able to successfully apply for a group application to assist judges with their retraining at either intercontinental or international judging courses. The application led to 14 judges receiving support to attend their international qualification courses.
Applications for PM Scholarships are once a year for officials and may be made twice a year for coaches and require recommendation and support from the National Sports Organisation.