Category: Scholarships

Louisa Roper Scholarship for students studying arts – primarily modern languages other than English

The Louisa Roper Scholarship Trust has up to $90,000 to award in in Scholarships in 2020. Applications close at 5pm on the 4th of December.

The scholarships are only open to students from ;

·         Avonside Girls High School – Christchurch

·         Papanui High School – Christchurch

·         Ashburton College – Ashburton

The scholarship supports students who wish to undertake tertiary study to further their tertiary education in the arts – primarily modern languages other than English .

More information about the Scholarship and the link to the application form can be found here.

s food sciences, nutrition, engineering, process design, industrial innovation, environmental science and international marketing and policy?

If you are interested in a future career in the red meat industry, you can apply to join the Meat
Industry Association 2021 Scholarship programme.

The programme provides:
• Undergraduate scholarships of $5,000 a year for each
year of study
• Post-graduate scholarships of $10,000 a year for each
year of study
• Assistance with obtaining study related projects /
vacation work experience
• An introduction to the red meat industry
• Networking opportunities
• Mentoring
• The programme is aimed at New Zealand citizens or
permanent residents studying at a tertiary institution who
are looking to contribute their skills to the red meat sector
in the future
• Applications are welcome from across a wide range of
fields of study, which applicants can show are relevant to
meat processing, marketing or exporting.
That includes food sciences, nutrition, engineering, process
design, industrial innovation, environmental science and
international marketing and policy.
• The scholarship programme provides a pathway for
undergraduate or graduate students into the New Zealand
red meat processing industry
• Scholars may also have the opportunity of part time or
vacation work in the meat industry

More information on the scholarships can be found on the MIA website under Join the Industry or by contacting  or 04 495 8377.

Lonsdale Scholarship for male students attending UC

The Lonsdale scholarships are open
to male students who have attended
state primary or secondary schools in
Nelson or Canterbury for 3 years and are
intending to enrol in a course of study at
the University of Canterbury.
Further information and application
forms are available on the Public Trust
Applications must be completed
on the website by 5pm Friday 4
December 2020.

Future Designers Scholarship

Future Designers Jump Start Scholarships

Funding for new university students:

  • Study Area: Design
  • Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year
  • Closing Date: 1 November 2020
  • Tenure: One year.
  • Number offered: 21
  • Value: $1,000

For anyone who has met the university entrance requirements and wants to study a Bachelor of Design Innovation


Rainbow Trust Tertiary Scholarships : for students identifying as LGBTI+

This year the RNZCT is again offering Tertiary Scholarships of $3000 each towards the first year of under-graduate tertiary study, as outlined on our website here: This will also show you our past winners.

We welcome applications from all LGBTI+ identifying students intending any course of study at any University within New Zealand.

Ara : Pasifika Memea Leadership awards in Service Leadership & Cultural Leadership

The Memea Leadership awards in Service Leadership & Cultural Leadership are open for applications (click here for the application form). In recognition of a disruptive year, recipients of the Cultural and Service leadership trophies will also receive a $500 cash scholarship. Applications are due Friday 25 September.

*The Ara $5000 scholarship for second year fees is an attachment to the Memea Awards. See criteria, those who are looking at studying a degree at Ara should also apply for the Memea Leadership awards.


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.


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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).