Category: Scholarships


Te Uru Rākau  is currently taking applications as at 1 June for Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships.

Students are welcome to apply up until 15 August for study beginning in the 2021 academic year. Your school may have students who’d be keen to apply.

Eight scholarships are available encouraging Māori and women to study the following degrees at University of Canterbury:

  • Bachelor of Forestry Science or
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) with a major in Forest Engineering

These scholarships allow Māori (any gender) and women (any ethnicity) to study and start careers in the forestry sector, making New Zealand’s forestry workforce more diverse.

Additional information about the scholarships can be found on the Te Uru Rākau website (, including eligibility criteria and a simple application process.


SCHOL Brochure 2020

Girl Boss awards: scholarships for young women aged 11-18

 We are on a nationwide search for young Kiwi women (aged 11 – 18) creating change in their communities.

 We have a GirlBoss category for every passion, so nominate a GirlBoss in your life or apply for an Award today.

Learn more 

The GirlBoss Awards are about recognising the changemakehers, the up-and-comers, the innovators and the bold young women who are shaping the future of New Zealand.

Applications close 24th of August

Apply or nominate here

One Choice Futures Grant: Healthcare, Business, Medicine, Finances

The Award

The value of this grant is NZD $5,000 (total amount). This amount is paid as a one off payment to the winner.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. To be eligible, you must be enrolled full-time in an accredited New Zealand Tertiary Education Institution and be studying for a certificate, diploma, degree or traineeship in any of the following areas:
    • Business – including any business related courses from any institution.
    • Finance – including actuarial, statistics, accounting and general finance courses.
    • Medicine – including medical and health sciences, surgery and medical research.
    • Healthcare – including health and fitness-related specialties, sport sciences, health services assistance and international health.
    • Specialist healthcare – including nursing, optometry, dentistry and pharmacy.
  2. Only citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand can apply.
  3. You must have reached 18 years of age to enter

Scholarship for Maori students : Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships

he purpose of the Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to exceptional applicants of Māori descent who are undertaking tertiary study and who possess characteristics that consistent with members of the 28th Māori Battalion.


To be eligible for these scholarships you must be:

  • of Māori descent and
  • enrolling in tertiary study and
  • able to describe Ngā Ahuatanga (characteristics) you possess that are similar to those of the 28th (Māori) Battalion soldiers.

Application dates

Applications for the 2021 Scholarships will open on Monday 1 June 2020, and close on Monday 7 September 2020.

What does each scholarship provide?

In 2021 the Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Scholarship Fund Board will award seven Scholarships for a total value of up to $260,000:

  • three undergraduate scholarships, each valued up to $50,000: $10,000 per year of full-time study, for up to 5 years
  • one Master scholarship valued up to $30,000: $15,000 per year of full-time study, for up to 2 years
  • one Master of Education research scholarship valued up to $30,000: $15,000 per year of full-time study, for up to 2 years. This scholarship also includes a paid internship with the Ministry of Education for up to 6 weeks for each year of study, and
  • one doctoral scholarship valued up to $50,000: $25,000 per year of full-time study, for up to 2 years.

The duration of the Scholarship will depend on the length of study you are undertaking, and is determined by the Board at the time of assessment.

What to include in your application

All applicants will need to include:

  • written confirmation of your whakapapa by a Kaumātua, Māori leader
  • endorsement of your academic achievement and suitability to study
  • a Te Reo Māori statement that demonstrates your language capabilities, and
  • a statement about Ngā Āhuatanga (characteristics) you possess that are similar to the 28th (Māori) Battalion soldiers.

Undergraduate scholarship

Applicants to the Undergraduate Scholarship will also need to include:

  • confirmation of enrolment at a tertiary institution – completing the study details section is sufficient, and
  • a verified tertiary academic transcript or for undergraduate school leavers, your NZQA record of learning for NCEA L2 (and L3 if applicable) or equivalent Cambridge International Examinations or International Baccalaureate if you are yet to start tertiary studies.

Apply for a Ngārimu Scholarship

Applications must be submitted on or before Monday 7 September 2020 to be eligible.

Complete your Ngārimu application online

If you would like to submit a paper application please either email us at ngā or call us on 0800 165 225 (choose option 4 – general enquiries).


During World War II, Māori men and women made a significant contribution in all areas of the defence forces and home services.

The recruits who formed the 28th (Māori) Battalion fought with distinction in many engagements. Subsequently, Second Lieutenant Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu was acknowledged by the British Commonwealth for his heroism and ultimate sacrifice and was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

In June 1943, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui and Pākehā from the East Coast met to consider how to commemorate the bravery of Ngārimu, and the other members of the 28th Battalion, whose lives had been lost in World War II.

It was decided to establish a fund to support Māori education.

The Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Scholarship Fund Board was established for the purposes of administering funds that promoted Māori education. The scholarships support Māori excellence at tertiary level with academic merit being a high priority in the selection.

More than 200 scholarships have been awarded so far.

Māori Battalion! March to victory!
Māori Battalion! Staunch and true!
Māori Battalion! March to glory
Take the honour of the people with you…

Past winners

Find out more about the 2019/2020 recipients

Need help?

If you’ve got a question about the Ngārimu Scholarships, or need help with submitting your entry, please email us on ngā or call us on 0800 165 225 (choose option 4 – general enquiries).

EPEC Electrical Engineering Scholarships

The Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre), on behalf of its industry members, continue to offer the UC EPECentre Scholarship to school leavers interested in Engineering, and more specifically in Electrical Engineering.

Application deadline is 15 August 2020.


Scholarship information to read these holidays

The scholarship workshop from school in week 10 can be viewed here.

You can also try looking through the careers website scholarship section 

At UC students need to create a my UC account first to begin the process. They will need to state a degree and major but this can be changed at a later date. We will also run an in school course planning session later in term 3 to help students meet staff from UC faculties and get guidance on paper selection.

UC is running a webinar series to support students, which begins in a few weeks time.


Lincoln University : Scholarships and Halls of Residence Information

The Lincoln University Leavers Scholarships (Academic Excellence, Sports Scholarships & Future Leaders Scholarships) applications are open now, and close on August 15th 2020.

There are also Maori and Pasifika Scholarships on offer, which I have attached as a flyer. The closing dates for these Maori and Pasifika Scholarships vary, but more info on these can be found on our website:

Below is a brief overview of some of our the key scholarships at Lincoln, and some information on the Halls of Residence:

Information on all of Lincoln University’s Scholarships can be accessed via our website. I have inserted the link below for you:

Look into which scholarships are available, search the Scholarships Database for whichever tertiary institute they are considering. Lincoln’s Database can be accessed via the above link. There are a lot of scholarships available, for many different areas of study.

  1. LU Excellence Scholarship

The Lincoln University Scholarship for Excellence is open to students of a high academic calibre intending to study for a bachelor’s degree.

To be eligible, you must

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.
  • have gained NCEA Level Two with an excellence endorsement or equivalent.
  • be entering your first year of tertiary study the year after completing NCEA Level Three plus University Entrance or equivalent.

The scholarship value for each academic year is $6,000, plus a $4,000 stipend. It is tenable for the minimum time required to complete a degree and is conditional on maintaining academic progress.

Closing date: 15 August 2020

  1. Future Leader Scholarship

This scholarship aims to develop leaders in the community. The value of the Scholarship is $6,000 for one academic year. There are five components to the Future Leader Scholarship programme.

These include attending weekly huis, joining or establishing clubs and committees, working on group projects, taking part in the Lend a Hand charity project, and assisting the University with marketing and recruitment events.

The components cater to your individual interests, push you outside your comfort zone, create personal growth, help you to develop relationships with a greater range of people and inspire you to show imagination; after all, leaders have vision.

As leadership cannot simply be taught from a textbook, the five components have various purposes, all designed to help you develop into an effective leader.

The Future Leader Scholarship Programme aims to:

  • Support and develop leadership in students who are actively contributing to the University and the wider community
  • Produce well-rounded, open-minded, conscious leaders
  • Expose you to a way of thinking rather than simply providing you with a collection of generic tools
  • Provide you with opportunities to practise relevant and applied leadership principles.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.
  • Be entering your first year of tertiary study the year after completing NCEA Level Three, including University Entrance or equivalent.
  • Have demonstrated leadership potential within your school or community
  • Have demonstrated academic merit in NCEA Level 2 or equivalent
  • Be new to Lincoln University.

Closing date: 15 August 2020

  1. Sports Scholarships

Every year, we offer a select group of students the opportunity to gain a world-class academic qualification while developing their sporting abilities to a professional level.

The value of the Sports Scholarship is $6,000 for one academic year, plus the opportunity to be part of our specialist athlete education programme.

We established the sports scholarship programme in 1999. It was the first of its kind in New Zealand and has produced some of the country’s most well-known athletes.

We offer programmes in the following codes:

  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Elite sports
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Rowing.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.
  • be either entering your first year of tertiary study after completing NCEA Level Three including University Entrance or equivalent, or be a current Lincoln      University student.
  • be playing, or have the potentials to play, at representative level in your chosen sport.

If you are offered a conditional scholarship, you must achieve NCEA Level 3, plus University Entrance or the equivalent, to accept the scholarship. You will also need to take part in fitness testing to qualify for selection; however, in some instances, this requirement may be relaxed.

Closing date – 15 August 2020

Other Scholarships:

In addition to the above scholarships, I often touch on the Dairy NZ and Department of Conservation Scholarships. These are aligned with areas of study at Lincoln, such as Agriculture/Environmental studies, as well as studies in Sport and Recreation (Parks & Outdoor Recreation).

Here are the links for more info:

Dairy NZ:


Lincoln University Halls of residence 2021

Halls of residence applications for Lincoln University Halls open on August 1st and close on 1st of October 2020. Lincoln University is unique as all the Halls are on campus. I always emphasise with students the importance of going and having a look at any potential Halls of Residence. ‘If you don’t go, you don’t know’.

The main Halls are: Colombo, Lowrie, Centennial, Stevens, Southland & The Quarters. There are also self-catered flat style accommodation on campus as well.

There are different pricing bands, depending on choice of Hall:

Here is a link for more info on the Halls of Residence:


There is also an accommodation booklet and Parents Guide that can be accessed here:

It is important to note that students can apply for their course of study, halls of residence & key scholarships through a Lincoln University MyLinc account, which can be created via the below link, or by following the ‘Apply Now’ tab on the Lincoln University website:

PWC Scholarships for school leavers – new details for 2020

PwC School Scholarship

5 PwC school Scholarship will be offered for students who have personal or financial hardship that may impact their opportunity to access tertiary education. Please note, there is an opportunity for students with financial or personal hardship to highlight their circumstances as part of the online application. This is for students who without a Scholarship may struggle to attend University.

This Scholarship is focussed on giving local talent the best start possible by providing financial support during university and having a PwC mentor.

PwC School Scholarship details:

  • $7,000 towards university fees and course-related costs
  • A PwC staff member to mentor the Scholarship winner during their tertiary studies
  • Access to business networks amongst the best and brightest minds in New Zealand at our social and scholarship events
  • The opportunity to learn about what we do behind the scenes
  • An opportunity to be interviewed for a paid Summer Internship in penultimate year of study

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu Scholarship

Adorn the bird with feathers so it can fly

If we give the bird what it needs then it will thrive

This whakataukī speaks to the notion and the purpose of our Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu scholarship. We will provide opportunity for young Māori talent to build their ngā kete mātuaranga (baskets of knowledge), in a safe, protected and nurturing environment, then they will be equipped and empowered to fulfil their purpose, and ultimately thrive and prosper as an individual and future leader of their whānau, hapū, iwi and wider community.


2 Scholarships will be offered to young Māori talent, these are new scholarships and were created in partnership with our Manukura Maori Business Team.

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu Scholarship details:

  • $7,000 towards your university fees and course-related costs over the course of their degree
  • A PwC staff member (Manukura Māori Business Team) to mentor the candidate during their university study
  • Access to business networks amongst the best and brightest minds in New Zealand at our social and scholarship events
  • The opportunity to learn about what we do behind the scenes, so recipients can choose the career path that best suits them
  • An opportunity to be interviewed for a paid Summer Internship in penultimate year of study

Enhanced relationship with all schools across NZ
We want to enhance how we engage with your top students, either through careers fairs, mentoring and guest speaking series. It’s important that we are able to work with you to showcase the many opportunities PwC has to offer.

We will follow up next week with more information on the application process.


Timeline 2020:


PwC Scholarship team

PwC Scholarship