A Scholarship is a great way to pay for your Study and Living Costs

A large range of scholarships and grants are available for students undertaking tertiary study.

Some scholarships apply to specific areas of study, others are available to assist students who fit specific criteria (e.g. hardship, ethnicity or school)


Take some time to look at the online scholarship information, you don't need to be a "Straight  A Student" to apply.

Note the closing dates ... and take action early!

Scholarship Tips

It takes time and effort to find a scholarship for which you are eligible. To maximise your chances of success, it is important to provide a good scholarship application that will impress the Selection Panel. Click here for Scholarship Tips or check out this CareersNZ link for a Step-by-step Guide to Applying for a Scholarship. 

All Enquiries - Email for any further information pertaining to any Scholarships


WITT Administered Scholarships


$10,000 scholarships to study the Bachelor of Applied Managment programme at WITT. Applications for 2018 scholarships are now open and applications are due by 1 December 2017 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY or for more details you can email


Maui Pomare Scholarship (Applications close Fri 30th March 2018): To encourage Māori students into nursing. Scholarships to cover the fees of first-year full-time study in the WITT Bachelor of Nursing degree.

Dr David Wee Fong Han Nursing Scholarship (applications close Fri 30th March 2018): To encourage current Bachelor of Nursing degree students to continue their Nursing study at WITT.- in their 2nd Year of study.

Maureen Rowlands Memorial Scholarship (applications close 31st March 2018): To support 3rd Year nursing students.

Taranaki Nurses Graduate Scholarship - (applications close 31st March 2018): To support 2nd Year nursing students.

Taranaki District Health Board  scholarships for all students in health

NZNO - Nursing Scholarships, Grants and Awards ,closing at various times during the year

Kia Ora Hauora health sector scholarship database and scholarship tips

Ministry of Health - Hauora Maori Scholarships, Health Sector Scholarships link

Hauora Māori Training Funding - Health Workforce NZ (HWNZ)

Career Force - opportunities for Health Care Students

Rural Women - Health Studies with a focus on Rural Sector,Miss Harris Nursing Bursary(Awarded in Even Years)   closes 1st July 

Clifford Perrett Memorial Trust - Charitable Trust to assist 2 Nursing Students in Taranaki and where possible 1 in North and 1 in South Taranaki with costs of training of $2,000.00 in Value,Email: for application details  - Closes 31st March 2018

Hoetahi - Students Studying Mental Health Programmes,Henry Rongomau Bennett - closes 16th January

ACLS Training Center - write an essay on "Emergency Medical Care from a Medical Students Perspective" ,apply online  closes 20th August

Henry Rongomau Bennett - Students studying in Health Sector  Closes 16th January

ACLS Mental Health Awareness - For Medical or Nursing Students and  would be required to generate ideas on how to improve Mental Health awareness via a 30-45 sec Video Scholarships is worth $2,500 Closes 30 November


Other Scholarships and Links

Digital Marketing Scholarships -  for 15 - 24yr olds and requirements are to write an Essay of 700-800 words about Digital Marketing in the world today Applications Close 31st October

Southern Hospitality Scholarships - 15 Scholarships of $2,000.00 for Hospitality and 5 of $2,000 for Bakery Applications Close November

WINTEC and University of Canterbury students, based at WITT, please also refer to your institution's website for scholarship information.

Te Mana o te Awa o Whanganui  - scholarships that aim to grow the collective expertise of Whanganui Iwi to contribute to and enhance the health and well-being of Whanganui river and Whanganui Iwi - closes 22 Feb

Careers NZ Mana Rapuara Aotearoa provides loads of information on how to fund tertiary study and how to get it, along with useful links.

Māori Education Trust Toitū Kaupapa Māori Mātauranga  - A selection of scholarships or funding, this to their website provides further links to scholarships/funding sites

Takoa Māori scholarship database

Rural Women New Zealand - various options of funding e.g. tertiary study, text books, agricultural tertiary study (Closing Dates 1st March,1st July and 30 October each year)

Parininihi ki Waitotara Scholarships for Tertiary Students (applications closed 31 March 2017,Opens 2nd December 2016)

MPTT (Maori & Pasifica Trade Training) - Scholarship Opportunity for Maori & Pasifica Students 16yrs - 40yrs studying any of the approved Trade Qualifications administered through WITT - for application information contact the Co-ordinator at

Ngārimu VC & 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund (applications close 30th September )

Ōtaki and Porirua Trusts Boards scholarships (applications close 9th October )

Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust - under graduate and post graduate Education Grant (Applications close 1st October )

Te Runanga a Iwi o Nga Puhi - scholarships (Applications Close 31st March each year)

Ngati Kahungungu - General and Research Scholarships  Click here for Policy Guidelines

Otaki Porirua Trust  Students who Whakapapa of Ngati Raukawa,Ngati Toarangatira,Te Atiawa  closes 9th October

Sir Apirana Ngata - For Maori students wanting to further their education  closes 1st May

Tuwharetoa Maori Trust - Students of Tu Wharetoa Descent  closes 31st March

Patea Centennial Bursary - For Students who reside or have resided in Patea or Soth Taranaki District  closes 24th November

Sir Hugh Kawharu Science Scholarship - $10,000 for a Maori student engaged in 1 or 2 years full-time study across a broad range of Sciences disciplines including Physical,Mathematical,computational,social,health and behavioural sciences closes 15th September - for more information

Core-Ed Education Maori Grants -  Grants for Learners across all education and training sectors

Soroptimist New Plymouth 50th Jubilee Scholarship - Betty Loughhead 2017 - for more information email ,or through the link on givME database site - below

Quota New Zealand Educational Scholarship - The Quota New Zealand Educational Scholarship is available to young women under 25 and under planning to attend a Tertiary Institution for the first time in 2016

Ministry of Pasifika Peoples -  Scholarships and Grants for Pasifika Students

Pacific Islands Polynesian Education foundation (PIPEF) - Scholarships for Pasifika of all ages

Barbara Wood Foundation - For students born in the South Pacific Nations including NZ  closes 31st January

SMSF Property Investment - Available for 14 - 20yr olds to help kick start your study - write a 700 word essay on "Should U20's be saving for their retirement Why or Why Not" - cloese 14th September 2016

Horticulture NZ - Two types of funding available a Training Scholarship of $500 and an Undergraduate Scholarship of $4,500 - closes 20th March now also accepting online applications - under the People Tab

Robert Gibson Methodist Trust - Farming and Agriculture Scholarships $750 - $2,000  Closes 20th November

John Young Memorial - Farming Study - and immediate families of Fonterra Supplies closes 9th December  email

NZ Young Farmers Study Scholarship - students studying in Farming

Hansol - Ngati Porou - Maori Studying Forestry and Genral Study Email:  closes 31st May

Doris Swadling -  for students U21yrs in Agriculture and Music Closes 30th November

Kylie Family - Agriculture Closes 30 September

New Horizons for Womens Trust - second chance education for Women opens 1st March and Closes 17th April

WSA Pae Akoranga Wahine Awards - Under graduate and Post Graduate Women - Closes 31st October

The Sir Robert James  - for Girls from Refugee background - closes 15th August

MITO Scholarships -  For Maori and Pasifika working in the MITO Industry in either Traineeships or Apprenticeships - towards training fees Apply online  Closes 9th December

You Unlimited - For Maori Students entering the Accounting Profession  closes 26th May

Todd Foundation - Level 7 Qualifications and above  Not being offered in 2017

Teach NZ  - students entering into a Teaching Career including Early Childhood  closes 7th March

Ian Campbell - for students with a disability  closes 1st October

Betty Loughhead - For Women Over 25yrs to return to the work force   closes 1st September

Kate Sheppard - For women doing further study  closes 30th June

Rotary Club For students 16-23 yrs  closes last Friday in August

AMP - a Variety of Scholarships on offer  closes Variety of Dates

GCSB Scholarship - Open to Females over 18 Majoring in Science,Technology,Engineering and Mathematics,value is $10,000 which can be spread over a 3 year study plan. Closes 1st October 2017


Others - Write an Essay and get paid for it

Best Reviews Hunt - For students studying areas of Marketing,Business,Information Technology,Programming or Communications Scholarship is worth $1,000. Website - Closes 30th November 2016

Maid Sailors - Opportunity to get $500.00 by making a video 2-4minutes long explaining "Why is education the key to a brighter future,and how you can shape society" Full details online at Closes 31st March and 30th September

Review 10s - Scholarship opportunity,write an essay on "How to empower the education and its system for students"  for more Information Closes 31 December

Duffel Bags Boys - Scholarship Opportunity $1,250.00,write an essay "Importance of Internet Marketing in Society" Apply Online  Closes 31st March and 30 November

SteadyFoot Scholarship - write an essay "Running is one of the easiest and most affordable physical activities...." $500 submit online to Closes 31st December 2017

Luxury Home - write an essay 500-1000 words topic "Luxury Home Stuff Internet Marketing Scholarship"  $1,000 Closes 30th November

Support Your Beauty - write an essay "Your personal Journey towards Beauty" $1,500 Closes 30th October

Wealthy Education write an essay about "Stock Investment and Personal Finance" $3,000 Closes 30th October

Big Heal HQ write an essay on choice of 2 topics,$1,000 closes 10th December

Inversion Table Guide write an essay on "How to develop a Socail Marketing Plan in 2017"  Closes 10th December

Food Gear  write and essay as to why you should recieve this Scholarship $1,000 Closes 15th December 2017 and 15th May 2018

Down to Five  write an essay on Internet Marketing $1,000 Closes 31st December

Top Running Shoes - submit an essay 500-1000 words to recieve $1,000  Closes 30th November

Internet Marketing - 6 month Scholarship to all IT,Computer Science or passionate about Internet Marketing Students,submit an Essay  $1,000 Closes 31st January 2018

Outdoor Ninja's - for students who are Outdoor Enthusiasts $1,000 for a 500-1000 Essay - Closes 30th November 2017

Tankless Water Heater -    3 scholarships on offer @ $1,000 each.Submit a 500-1,000 word Essay  Closes 5th August 2018

Activeig Yearly Scholarship -  for students studying in various subject options write an article "Role of Social Media Marketing in our Life" $3099 Closes 15th October 2017

Find Best Vacuums -  A merit based scholarship $2,000 an open to all students in study for 2018 by submitting an essay on the topic Closes 20th August 2018

2nd Digital Marketing  -  for students in study in areas of marketing,business,computers,IT,Medical,Fashion,Engineering .Write an Essay or Article "Internet Marketing in 2017"  Scholarships is worth $2.999 Closes 30th December 2017

The Outdoor Adventure View  -  $1,000,write an Essay on "Social Media MarketingPlan for newly opened Business"  Closes 28th February 2018

USB Microphones -  $1,000 for Students studying in IT,Business,communication,trade and is merit based,write an Essay on "E-Learning Scholarship Program" Closes 15th December 2017

Gaming Gearoid Essay Scholarship -  $1,000,write an essay of between 800-1,000 words on given topic   Closes 15th April 2018

17 Oxen Digital marketing Scholarship -  Write an essay on given topic to Recieve $1,000  Closes 20th December 2017


Email for more information

givME !

givME is a national database which contains details of awards, scholarships and grants available to New Zealanders. givME has over 2,000+ different scholarships and grants.

Check out the givME User Manual for help on how to navigate through this database.

givME access for WITT Students

Click here to access the givME database while on WITT Campus

givME access for Non-WITT Students

The givME database can be found at the following places free of charge:

Bell Block Library
Parklands Avenue
Phone: 06 755 0939

Inglewood Public Library
46 Rata Street
Phone: 06 759 6060

Puke Ariki
1 Ariki Street
Phone: 06 759 6060

Waitara Library
Queen Street
Phone: 06 754 6333

Department of Internal Affairs, New Plymouth - Limited access so phone before visiting
WINZ Building - Level 3, Duncan Dovico House
60 Gill Street
Phone: 06 759 8246


Need to apply for a student loan or allowance,link to this website - WITT staff members are also able to support you through this process

Site Updated: 12/9/2017