HISST Scholarship Grant


The Heads of Independent Schools Scholarship Trust (HISST) was established in July 1994 for the purpose of providing financial assistance to promote education, learning and research on matters affecting independent schools in New Zealand.  An initial sum of money was donated from the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of New Zealand (AHIS) to establish the fund and grants are made from the interest earned on it.  The Trustees are Gail Thomson and Heather McRae. 

This grant is for a specific research project and excludes personal professional development.

View grant recipients from previous years 


Applications for the 2018 HISST grant are now closed. 


Further Information

For further information please contact Deborah James, tel 04 471 2022, fax 04 472 4635, email deborah.james@isnz.org.nz.

HISST Scholarship Recipient 2017



David Scott, Middle School Principal at Kristin School in Auckland, was the 2017 recipient of the HISST grant. David used this grant to assist with the continued development of an Adaptive Leaders Programme. He will present a case study of the programme at the 2018 HMC Conference in the United Kingdom.

View David's HISST research





HISST Scholarship Recipient 2016

Kristin School

View Megan's 2016 HISST research