Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships are available to help finance your studies

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givME is a database of more than 4,000 awards, scholarships and grants for people in New Zealand.  This database will help you find the funding schemes relevant to you.

givME has scholarships for: school, polytechnic or travel grants; sports and arts schemes; personal grants; personal development funds; academic and non-academic funding.

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Please refer to the Careers New Zealand guide to help you apply for scholarships. Further scholarships are also list at Education.govt.nz.

AMP Scholarships

AMP have been recognising and financially supporting rising kiwi talent from all walks of life through their scholarships since 1998.  Applications are usually open from July and close late-August.

Visit the AMP website for more info.

CreativeNZ

Browse a variety of opportunities including funding for emerging and established artists, art practitioners, groups and organisations. There are also residencies, fellowships, awards and international opportunities often available.

Visit CreativeNZ for more info.

Ray White Allens Education Foundation Scholarship

To help you achieve your dreams, the Ray White Allens Education Foundation are awarding up to $2,000 in individual scholarships to eligible Northlanders. Applications close mid-October.

Visit the Ray White website for more info.

Whangarei Agricultural and Pastoral Society Scholarship

Whangarei A&P Society has been offering a study scholarship for students planning a career in agriculture or related industries for 10 years. Each scholarship is worth a total of $7,500 over a three year period. School leaver scholarships of $1000 are also available. Applications close 30 September each year.

Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) Scholarships

Every year Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) offers scholarships that are open to New Zealand students and trainees who have a special interest in the fruit or vegetable industry and are undergoing significant industry training or education. There are two types of scholarships you can apply for: HortNZ Industry Training Scholarship ($500) for certificate and diploma study, or HortNZ Undergraduate Scholarship ($4500) for degree level study.

Application forms (including referee forms) are available from www.hortnz.co.nzApplications close mid-March.

Barbara Wood Memorial Foundation

The scholarships are available to tertiary students, both female and male, who were born in the South Pacific region which not only includes the island nations of the Pacific but also New Zealand and Australia. Scholarships up to $1,000 a year are granted depending on the need and cost of the course being undertaken.

Visit www.wi.org.nz for more information. Applications close last Friday of January.

Rural Communities Trust Grant

Rural Communities Trust grants of $500-$2000 are allocated triannually to assist individuals/families and/or groups in rural areas (community with less than 2,000 population). The closing dates for applications are: 31 January, 31 May, 31 October.

Silver Fern Farms -  Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships

Silver Fern Farms vision is Inspirational Food created by Passionate People. Providing support to young people who want a future in the food and farming industry is important to Silver Fern Farms. The scholarship is valued at $5000.

Applications open 1 June and close 1 August.

Full details of the criteria and judging process will be provided when the Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships are launched in June.

NASA Internships - NZ Space Agency

New Zealand tertiary students are now eligible for NASA Internships.

“Through the programme, high-achieving students will have the opportunity to work in NASA’s best and most advanced research facilities, with access to expert mentors,” Economic Development Minister David Parker said. The Agreement is accompanied by a new scholarship from the New Zealand Space Agency, for up to four students.

The New Zealand Space Agency will accept applications from 10 September until 12 October. Find out more at www.mbie.govt.nz/NASA

Nursing Scholarships and Grants

The Nursing Education and Research Foundation (NERF) and NZNO offer NZNO members a range of scholarships and grants. These grants are funded from various trusts including the Gretta and Harry Hamblin Trust and the McCutchan Trust. NZNO also administers a range of other NZNO local and national grants.

Find out more at www.nzno.org.nz

Hauora Hokianga Scholarships

The Trust offers three scholarships which can assist the payment of fees and expenses for medical, nursing or allied health students. Application for these scholarships is open to a student already undertaking medical, nursing or allied health studies who either went to school in Hokianga or who has whakapapa links with Hokianga. Applications are received by the Trust by 31 October of each year from students who have studied in that year, to be considered for the scholarship of the following year.

Find out more at www.hokiangahealth.org.nz

The My Campervan Hire Scholarship

My Campervan Hire is pleased to be supporting the next generation of Travel professionals. The scholarship is open to students from age 16 onwards. There's no minimum academic requirements to enter this scholarship, we understand students come from all backgrounds and we want to give everyone the opportunity. A scholarship award of $1,000 is awarded to the strongest candidate with a demonstrated passion for the Travel industry.

Find out more at www.mycampervanhire.co.nz/scholarship/


Scholarships for Women

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust has been established to help women over the age of 25 years to obtain a qualification to enter the workforce. It also may be used to gain a further qualification to advance their careers in business, the professions, the arts or to change their occupation.

The Scholarship is intended to provide financial support for study.  Students must have a proven record of academic achievement. 

Applications open on 1 June each year, and must be submitted by 1 September in the year before study.

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust

The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust is a Charitable Trust whose main purpose is to help others achieve in furthering their education through the provision of scholarships, financial and other assistance. The Trust is named in recognition of Kate Milligan Edger (1857-1935), the first woman to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in the British Empire.

A variety of scholarships are available throughout the year.

New Horizons for Women Trust Awards

The Trust offers Second Chance Education Study Awards, Research Awards, and Specific Purpose Awards.  Applications for all awards open 1 March and in April each year.

Rural Women New Zealand

Various bursaries are available throughout the year.

Zonta Hatea Woman's Tertiary Grant

The Zonta club offers a $2000 scholarship to Whangarei-based women (20+ years) who are currently studying. Applications generally close end of September. Visit their Facebook page for further information.

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Toptal Scholarships Program

As part of  supporting women with great leadership potential Toptal has established the Toptal Scholarship. These scholarships provide assistance to women from around the world to help empower them to follow their passion and become leaders. Subject to these Toptal Scholarships Official Rules, the selected recipients will receive US$10,000 and one year of one-on-one mentorship from a Toptal leader.  Oceania applications close 31 October.

Visit their website for more details.

Rosemary Seymour Research & Archives Award

The WSA (NZ)/Pae Akoranga Wāhine is a feminist organisation formed to promote radical social change through the medium of women’s studies.  This year the fund will enable us to make two awards of $1000 each, one for which only Māori women may apply, while the second is open to all women. Women’s groups may also apply, for either award.

Applications should be sent by email attachment no earlier than 1 August and by 31 October.

View details and how to apply.


Scholarships for Māori

Māori Education Trust Scholarships

The Māori Education Trust provide a range of scholarships for Māori secondary, tertiary and post graduate students. The purpose of the scholarship programme is to provide support for Māori students to pursue and achieve success in programmes of study and training.
 
Tertiary scholarships must be applied for on-line. Applications open in November.

Visit website for more info and to apply.

Te Rau Ora

Te Rau Ora (originally Te Rau Matatini) is New Zealand’s indigenous Māori organisation providing a range of local and national programmes to improve Māori Health.

Te Rau Ora is pleased to offer two Ana Sokratov scholarships in 2019 for Māori with lived experience of mental distress and/or addictions who wish to pursue and achieve success in a program of study and training. Applications close 20 March 2019.

Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust

Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust invite applications to their scholarships. 

Scholarships are available for those studying at tertiary level in commerce, agribusiness and fisheries.  Applications close early-April.

Hauora Māori Scholarships

Hauora Māori Scholarships provide financial assistance to students who are undertaking or completing a course (level seven or above) or health care worker training (at a recognised tertiary provider) in health and disability studies.

Visit website for more info and to apply.  Applications close late-March.

Māori CPA Australia Scholarships

Start your education journey! CPA Australia is offering up to two annual scholarships for students of Māori descent. As a scholarship recipient, you will be exempt from all CPA Program subject fees and first year membership fees as an Associate. Click here for more information.

The scholarship value is NZ$8,280 which includes the exemption from all CPA Program subject fees and from the first year’s membership fees as an Associate member (ASA). Deadline for applications is end of August.

Scholarships for Iwi

Ngāpuhi Scholarships

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi Scholarship Awards were established in 2003. The overall aim of Ngāpuhi Scholarships is to assist Ngāpuhi students to fulfil their potential for academic success, and encourage applicants to contribute their skills towards the wellbeing and betterment of Ngāpuhi whānau, hapū and iwi.

For more information and an application form, visit the website here or call into the Rūnanga office, 16 Mangakāhia Rd, Kaikohe.

Any further queries call the Rūnanga on 0800 NGAPUHI - 0800 642 7844 (or +64 9 401 5530).

Te Hiku Hauora Tertiary Health Scholarships

The scholarships support the aims and aspirations of Te Hiku Hauora by promoting and assisting the descendants of the Iwi of Te Hiku to pursue health sector careers. Growing our own health professionals will ensure Te Hiku services are increasingly provided by Te Hiku people and strengthen succession planning across generations. Visit the web site for further information.

Applications close mid-November.


Scholarships for People of Pacific Descent

Pacific Health and Disability Workforce Awards

The Ministry of Health have opened this scholarship opportunity for people of Pacific descent who are studying an NZQA approved programme of health or disability related studies.

Application forms and further information are on their website.  

Pacific Islands Polynesian Education Foundation (PIPEF)

The Pacific Islands Polynesian Education Foundation (PIPEF) awards 3 types of scholarships to Pasifika students enrolled full-time in tertiary study in New Zealand. Applications close 31 March.

Click here for more info.


Postgraduate Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships

The Chevening Scholarship is the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships offer a unique opportunity to study a fully funded one-year Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities. Candidates should be established or emerging leaders from across a wide range of fields: including government, business, civil society and academia.

Chevening Scholars come from 160 countries worldwide and the scheme supports over 2000 individuals each year.

Applications for Chevening Scholarships must be submitted online at www.chevening.org and close in November.