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SCHOLARSHIPS - these scholarships vary from year to year check with the organisation for up to date information.
There are thousands of scholarships available. The best way to investigate possibilities is to search the website of the tertiary institute you wish to attend.
You can also look at which has a very extensive list.
Another site to use is This is a searchable database of over 220 schemes, available free at libraries. You need your library card to gain access.
If you are applying for a scholarship which is judged and awarded by the institute offering it, eg Auckland University, then download the application form, and inform your Dean that a confidential reference is required. This will be signed by our Principal.
(If you are applying for accommodation and therefore require a confidential reference, then inform Careers as soon as possible).
Below are some websites and some scholarships which are updated as information is received:
Agriculture Scholarships (2) from rural insurer FMG, for agriculture or agribusiness degrees at Lincoln, Waikato or Massey Universities. Value is $4000 towards fees for each year of the degree. Apply online :
Applications for this $15,000 scholarship open in July, and talented, dedicated and passionate NZers can apply. You need to be aiming to make a positive difference in NZ through your field of study.
Arrow International
Leadership Scholarships: 2 x $5,000 for the two best applicants and 6 x $2,500 one per region for leadership qualities, and for any tertiary course. See us - only one applicant per school.
All applications are online. First complete an Application for Admission. Go to and click on apply now. Then apply for one or more entry-level scholarships. Many close in August. If you are having a gap year, you must still apply from Y13 , but your application will be held over and considered with the following cohort. Auckland University is now advertising over $30,000,000 in Scholarship funds available. Go to and see if you are eligible.
*John Drake Memorial Scholarship. It is $5,000 and is for academic merit, rugby potential & involvement in the community and club activities. See
*Auckland University Scholarships - 100 for academic excellence. You need Level 2 Excellence endorsement (about 80 credits), all round ability, leadership potential, achievement in cultural and sporting activities, commitment to the wider community and motivation. These are for 3 years of fees and $2500.
*Auckland University Chancellor's awards for top Maori and Pacific Scholars (44) assessed on year 12 results, cultural participation in Maori or Pacific contexts, all-round ability, leadership potential, and contribution to Maori/Pacific community. They pay fees and $2,500 per year for 3 years.
*Auckland University Alumni Scholarships (20 - one applicant per school) based on academic ability and financial hardship.
*Auckland University Jubilee Awards (135) for academic merit (at least 200 rank score), potential to succeed and financial need. They are for 3 years, $2,000 per year.
*Frances Barkley Scholarship for one Maori or Pacific Island student enrolled in specific B.Sc. $5,000 for up to 3 years based on academic merit (rank score of 200 in NCEA). Motivation and financial need.
*AU Law scholarships, up to 10, based on Year 12 results. $1000 for year 1 and $1000 for a second year if admitted toLaw part 2. There will also be up to 30 $100 book tokens for those not selected for the scholarships. Apply online. You can hold these with other scholarships.
*Engineering Kick Start Scholarships (24) worth $2,000 apply online.
*Education Faculty Scholarships - for B.Ed (primary, early childhood, Pasifica or Maori), Physical Education, Human Services or Social work). All up to $5,000 each. There are 15 scholarships available for all of these at Epsom Campus and 2 for the B.Ed Primary taught at MIT and 3 for B.Ed primary or Maori taught at Whangarei. They are based on academic excellence, personal achievements and all round ability.
*Start Smart scholarships worth over $80,000 are available for students starting to study teaching, physical education, social work or human services.  Apply now
*The Salvation Army Marie Fitness Endowment Scholarships (2) are for proven financial hardship and to study Medicine or Pharmacy. They are based on academic merit, disadvantaged family background, financial hardship and potential to succeed. Worth up to $6000/year and can be held for 3 years.
*One Vice Chancellor's scholarship for Howick College, for academic excellence, worth tuition fees for up to 3 years as long as a B grade average is maintained. You should have a L2 rank score of 240+. See us or Mr Ropati in early August.
*45 x Significant Student Scholarships (high academic achievement plus school/community contribution). Covers tuition fees for up to 3 years - contestable by all NZ schools. The application form is only available from the website.
*Keir Trust AUT Study Award is $4,000 year 1 and 2, $2,000 in year 3. You should be a role model and have financial barriers. Closes in September. Undergraduate scholarships are available in many faculties. Check the website.
*Maori Media & Maori Development, 8 scholarships for students. They are $1500 per year, for 3 years. Contact (Assoc Prof Hinematau McNeill) for information.
*Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarships (13) for full fees for up to 4 years. Neither of the applicant's birth parents can have completed a degree, must be NZ citizens, studying NCEA Level 3. See
For degree study at Massey (PN) or Lincoln (Chch) for up to 4 years paying full tuition up to $5,000 per year. Also certificate and diploma agriculture scholarships at Lincoln, Telford and Taratahi, for one year's fees up to $4,000.
Canterbury University 
See their brochure "Fund" for many, many more - arts, business, education, engineering, science and accomodation.
*Entrance Scholarships automatically paid on enrolment, up to $6000.
* Dux of our school $5,000 plus a leadership programme.
*Emerging Leaders Scholarships (over 100), applications open in June and close in August. Awarded for the categories of :all around excellence,Head Boy or Girl,Maori and Pacifica, Sports.
* Alumni Scholarship up to $5000.
*International first year scholarships have a value of up to $20,000. Selection criteria are academic achievement, leadership potential, involvement in sport, cultural/community activities.
* Bright Start Scholarships for those with financial and/or personal challenges
*UC Electric Power Engineering $15,000 Scholarships (up to 8). See  You must be studying L3 Maths and Physics. Closing date in August.
College of Camille
$2,000 towards the one year Diploma in Beauty Therapy. We have application forms or contact
CPIT NZ Broadcasting School Attitude Awards Trust Communications Scholarships (3)for students entering the B. Broadcasting Communications and living with a disability. It pays for a year of fees up to $5000. Contact or 64 21 468 491.
Crown Institute of Studies
Three scholarships x $1,000 (one travel and tourism, one business, one hospitality) - it involves either making a 14 day itinerary for a tourist in NZ, or a 500 word essay about the business you hope to run, or creating a non alcoholic drink.
Dairy NZ Scholarships
*Gap year Scholarships (3) - Experience a placement in Canada, Australia or USA, then return to Lincoln, Waikato or Massey Universities. $2,875 paid in April once the recipient is placed overseas then $2875 when enrolled at university. Further support is possible.
*Tuition fees up to $6325 per year, for up to 4 years. Includes support and mentoring for B Eng (Hons), B Sc, B Sc (Tech), B Bus Analysis (agribusiness), B Management Studies (agribusiness).
Design & Arts College of NZ
Scholarships are available for January and July intakes. See
Edna Waddell Undergraduate Scholarships (3)
For women to begin studying degrees in engineering and technology. Three available at $5,000. Closes in September.  http//      
EIT (Eastern Institute of Technology)
Year 13 students are encouraged to apply for free tuition for the first year of B Viticulture, B Wine Science (Napier), or B Maori Visual Arts (Gisborne). See or
0800 5555348
EF (Education First) High School Year overseas
Three scholarships worth $2,500 each are offered to students departing in December. . Applications close in September. You will have to have an 'outstanding" student who will be a great ambassador for NZ.
Fairfax Media Journalism Intern Scheme
Successful applicants will train at one of five journalism schools. Course fees will be reimbursed and interns bonded for 2 years. Closes end of July.
FMG Agriculture Scholarships (2) for agriculture or agribusiness degrees at Lincoln, Waikato or Massey Universities. Value is $4000 towards fees for each year of the degree. Apply online :
GABA Charitable Trust
Offers 2 x $3,000 for the first year of tertiary study for students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex and are good role models with excellent effort and achievement at school.
Gallipoli youth award - AFS and RSA or
For one New Zealander to go to school in Turkey for 6 weeks, stay with a family there and attend Gallipoli commemorations, but ... you must write an essay and do a presentation and be able to host a student back here for 6 weeks. You must be year 12/13 and have a blood relative involved in the Gallipli Campaign. Closes December.
For a distinguished New Zealand student approx 25,000 pounds for a a degree course at Corpus Christi College Cambridge UK. Closes in December, start at Cambridge the following September.
Hong Kong Institute of Technology
Worth up to HK dollars $120,000 See Mrs Parker in the International Department.
International College of Hotel Management
One $A25,000 scholarship which covers 4 years study, NZ resident only. 
International Pacific College
Worth up to 3 years tuition fees - business, international relations, environmental studies, Japanese, tourism, sports
International Travel College
Do you want to study for a career in the airline , airport, travel and tourism industry?  See  for further details.
IPENZ Scholarships (6)
$4,000 awarded on basis of interest, motivation, academic merit and community involvement, and studying professional engineering (3 or 4 years).
Kauri Museum Mervyn Sterling Memorial Scholarship
If you have strong affiliations with the old Otamatea County area. $2,000 to study environmental conservation, ecology, natural hertitage & Northland history.
Keystone NZ Property Education Trust
$5,000 per year for 3 years if studying Property Management, Planning, Engineering, Valuation, Real estate, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Construction, Environmental Management Planning, Landscape Architecture etc (4 or 5 per year). Closes in August. See us for the link to the application form, an informative video and Facebook page.
Kitchener Memorial Scholarship (1)
For children of present or past members of the armed forces taking an agricultural course at university. $500 closes in December.
KiwiRail Group Undergraduate Scholarship (up to 10)
For children of KiwiRail staff to attend a tertiary institute and study a full-time diploma or degree, $2,000.
Lincoln University
Sports Scholarships and Future leaders scholarships.
Global Challenges Scholarships one year full tuition fee scholarship awarded each year for up to 100 "new to Lincoln" students (10 for international students) participating in the programme.
Manukau Institute of Technology
*Partnership pays first year of study up to $4,000 and is judged on academic performance and leadership potential. You must be studying at Level 4 or above. Deliver your CV and a letter saying why you deserve one to the Careers Advisor.
* Maori Sports Award pays first year of study up to $6000 if you have represented the school or region to a high level in sport/coaching.
*Papali'itele Tanumafili Toso Memorial worth up to $2,000 for disabled students. 
* Sport Studies Pathway Scholarship up to $4000 for students studying a partnership course and planning to do Applied Sport and Recreation. They are judged on academic performance and financial need. for Captains 'Club information.
* Vice Chancellor's High Achiever Scholarships ($3,000) - academic (100) or arts (25). Application forms from the website.
* Academy of Sport Scholarships x 25 ($5,000) for national or international standard athletes. Optional fitness testing session in August at Massey Uni, Albany. Contact website above.
* Business School Future Leaders scholarship $5000 (40, with 10 reserved for Maori/Pacifica)
* Vice Chancellor's Natural Sciences Excellence award (Albany only) covers full fees for B.Natural Science.
* "Encouraging Kiwis into Engineering" Full fees scholarships (4) for four years scholarship ($30,000) for students studying L3 Calculus, Physics and perhaps Chemistry, have extra curricular Science/Engineering/Technology, show leadership and creative skills.
*Bachelor of Information Sciences/Bachelor of (Computer) Science (2) full-fees for 2 years.
*Accommodation Scholarships (2) worth $5000, plus one for Maori and one for Pacifica.  See  One set for Auckland and one set for Manawatu.
MENSNZ Engineering Scholarship
Maintenance Engineering Society NZ
Worth $5000 for tuition fees for any IPENZ accredited engineering (technology) degree, diploma or certificate. Applications are online at
MITO Motor Industry Training Organisation
10 x $1,000 towards level 3 certificate/apprenticeship fees. You also must have a formal offer full-time employment. Contact 0800 88 2121 or website above.
NZMA New Zealand Management Academies
Merit scholarships for Nat Dip Business and Nat Dip Hospitality Management rewarding academic excellence. Needs scholarship offering financial assistance.
New Zealand School of Food and Wine htpp://foodand or
The New Zealand School of Food & Wine is pleased to offer two 50% scholarships for recent New Zealand school leavers to support their studies in the Foundation programme at the Auckland campus.

Two scholarships are available for January and the scholarship will cover 50% of your tuition fees. Additional course related costs such as chef uniforms and knives are not included. Scholarships are not available to non-New Zealand residents or citizens.

To apply you must complete the NZSFW enrolment form for the Foundation programme AND the Scholarship application form. Your Scholarship application must include:

  • A 500 word description of your most memorable eating experience;
  • A reference from a teacher (past or present) from your high school;
  • Curriculum Vitae and passport size photograph (as required for your program enrolment).
NZSE New Zealand School of Education
Design : 4 Scholarships for payment of fees, 2 for Diploma in Animation L6 and 2 for Diploma in Design L6.They require L2 Merit in Design, and exceptional portfolio and refence from a teacher.
ICT : some full scholarships in the Certificate in Computing Servicing L5. You need a Merit in L2 computer related subjects and a teacher reference.
Email : Phone : 827 6100
see "Our guide to Applying for Entrance Scholarships"
The closing date for most scholarships is in August 2015. A level 2 Merit is the minimum requirement. Please apply online. Referees will receive automated requests if you are short-listed.
*Academic excellence (40) $10,000 year for 3 years, either accomodation or towards fees. Need NCEA Level 2 Excellence and a B+ average to maintain. Also details of up to 5 leadership activities.
*Leaders of Tomorrow (130) $5,000 based on leadership (up to 5 activities listed) and academic performance Level 2 Merit +).
*Maori and Pacific Island Entrance (40) $10,000 needs 500 word essay. Based on academic ablility and community involvment.
*Heinz Watties Scholarship for students studying Food Science at Otago Uni. Value is $500 for the first year, $2000 for the second year. During second year summer there is work at Heinz Watties with the potential to earn $5000.
*Performance (10) for elite performance in sport or cultural activity (national or regional), plus academic performance.
* Alumni Appeal $5,000. Need academic ability and financial help, with an asset and income declaration from parents.
* John Turnbull Thomson, value $3,000 funds for undergraduate studying history, closes December.
*Frontiers of Science $3,000 per year for up to 4 years. Must be doing Scholarship in 1+ science subject - awards based on these results.
* Dux $5,000 (can be deferred for a year if written application made).
* Tu Kahika Foundation Year Health Sciences scholarship for Year 13 motivated and determined Maori students preparing for Health Sciences or similar. $5,000 towards accomodation, fees paid, academic, cultural and pastoral support. has an application form.
*Otago University Rugby Football Club - see the PE department for details.
Pacific Students - visit of Pacific Island Affairs)
There are numerous scholarships on offer under "funding".
We can support 6 students for this scholarship of $7,000 towards fees for degrees in commerce/business, law, information systems, economics. You will get a pwc staff member as a mentor, paid summer internship etc.
Queenstown Resort College
One scholarship for each of : Diploma of Hospitality Management and Diploma of Adventure Tourism Management, which will cover 50% of the full tuition fee.
There is some sport, community or cultural involvement required, and work experience is desirable. Application forms available on the website.
Riverina School Charitable Trust
Former students of Riverina School are invited to apply for funds to support further study. Phone the school or
A unique scheme for exceptional all-rounders (keen on high performing Maori and PI students) to study at Duke University or University of North Carolina. Provides fees, room and board, and a living allowance. Also three summers of service, research and travel.
RSA Howick
A $2000 grant payable over 2 years for polytech or university is available to direct descendants of returned service members. Application forms from our office, or Paulette Trotter at 534 9702 or
Russell McVeagh Law scholarships (13 - 27) will be awarded.$1,000 for 1st year at Auckland, Waikato, Victoria, Canterbury or Otago Universities. $2,000 each for the following year, mentoring from a R.M partner/solicitor, summer clerk position later, many social and work related events. Application is online at . You must be superior academically, excellent communication, proven leadership, extra-curricular/ community activities, ambition, commitment, enthusiasm, integrity...
Study Start Scholarship ($10,000) offered by Spicers and AMP, for y12/13 students heading for tertiary study. You should be passionate and determined to make a positive difference to NZ through your study.
For an academically distinguished student to undertake a degree at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge UK. Covers fees, airfare and living allowance.
For a Roman Catholic student to attend medical school at Otago or Auckland. $600 per year for up to 5 years.
Tourism Academic Scholarships (2) for fees up to $2500. You need to have completed Level 2, and be starting a tourism course in the following year. See for application form or contact or (04) 494 1844. A 300 word essay is required as part of the application.
Unitec Institute of Technology
*Design Studio Scholarship for Landscape Architecture worth $1300 closes early December. An A3 creative work exploring a theme related to landscape architecture must be submitted.
* Kora Maori Landscape Architecture Scholarship. Fill out the online application form and submit with A3 work.
* Natural Sciences Scholarships (5), 2 x $3000 for B App Sci, 1 x $2000 for Dip Vet Nurs and 2 x $1000 for a Level 4 Certificate. Write a one page statement (about 500 words) saying why you have chosen your programme and what your career aspirations are on completion. Add a one page CV and your application number. Send to the Head of Natural Sciences. Professor Linton Winder via email
*Victoria Achiever (up to 75) for academically able students who are either Maori or Pacific, or disabled, or from a Decile 1-3 school, or having financial hardship(print off the pdf checklist). You will need a personal statement and a reference etc. There will also be 5 at $20,000 over three years, one per category.
*Victoria Excellence (at least 400) are $5000 (Level 2 with Excellence should definitely apply). Complete the online form, no other documentation is required. The top 20 Excellence applicants will be awarded the Vice-Chancellor's excellence Scholarship valued at $20,000 - must have A grade point average each year to retain it. There are also 5 Vice-Chancellor's Achiever Scholarships worth the same B+ average needed each year.
*Foundation Trustees Scholarship valued at $5000 per year plus fees up to $5000 per year,for students who are first in the family to attend university and have NCEA Level 2 endorsed with Merit or have UE. Preference given if there is financial hardship, leadership, community service etc. There is a compulsory Mentor programe and a Work Experience programme.
* Vice Chancellor's Academic Excellence School Leaver scholarships of $5,000 for fees or accommodation for everyone with an Excellence endorsement of NCEA Level 3.
*Academic merit school leaver scholarships of $3,000 for a Merit endorsement of NCEA Level 3.
* Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarships for students excelling in sport, creative or performing arts and with leadership qualities plus UE, and 60 Level 3 credits in 3 or 4 approved subjects. Benefits are: full fees paid for a whole degree, personal academic support, free gym etc.
*Mathematics Fees Scholarship awarded after a competitive examination.
*Computer Science Scholarships (10) worth $5000 for those starting a B Comput&Math Sc, B Sc, B E(Hons), BCGD, awarded after competitive examinations. This is now available for non NZ residents/citizens who attend NZ high schools.
*Computer Graphic design Fees Scholarship awarded on portfolio work and academic ability. See link just above.
* Law has 3 entrance scholarships
*Science and Engineering has about 16 admission fees scholarships
*Edna Money Future Pacific Leaders' Scholarships for Pacific students, $6000 for up to 3 years, including a tailored leadership and personal development programme. Visit 'Pasifika' at Waikato webpage or see us.
*Bryant Residential Scholarship for first year studentswith proven academic potential and demonstrable financial need.
Weltec Level 2 , 3 Wakefield Street Auckland 0800935832
Bachelor of Youth Development scholarships.
Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, one $6000 scholarship for a student progressing to Fine Arts in their second year, and one for Photo Media. See or   
Yoobee School of Design
There is a full fee scholarship awarded for the whole of the programme. Apply for one when you submit your application for the programme. Plus $500 towards a certificate in Digital Media.
Zespri Scholarships (2) are $15,000 over 5 years. You meed a Level 3 Merit endorsement and be able to show how your tertiary study will help the NZ Horticulture industry - this covers a wide range of degrees.
Zonta Club of East Auckland Inc Award
You must live within the club's boundaries, South of the Tamaki River and North of Redoubt Road. For females with an active commitment to voluntary work. $400, then each district chooses one young woman to go for the international scholarship.

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