Achieve your dream with a little help, become a Scholarship/Grant recipient

General scholarships are those that are open to all students, they are not programme-specific.

A 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


Scholarships Closing - April & May

 NZNO - Various Dates and Eligibility and Criteria

Career Force - Maori Students

Whanui - Maori Students in Last Year of Bachelor or 2nd to last year in Degree

AMP - various dates and criteria

Takoa - Maori Students,various dates and criteria

Ngati Kahungungu - students of the Iwi

Ministry of Pacific Affairs/Pacific Peoples Education Foundation - Student of Pasifika descent

Hansol - Ngati Porou - students of the Iwi

Sir Apirana Ngata - students who are benificiaries to Hansol Forestry Block


WITT Administered Scholarships


$10,000 scholarships to study the Bachelor of Applied Managment programme at WITT. Applications for students to studying in 2017 have closed and the recipients have been announced.  Please check back for more details for 2018 dates.   


Maui Pomare Scholarship (Applications close Fri 24th March 2017): 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 24th March 2017): 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 2017): To support 3rd Year nursing students.

Taranaki Nurses Graduate Scholarship - (applications close 31st March 2017): To support 2nd Year nursing students.


Other Nursing and Health Related Scholarships

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

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 - Closes 31st March

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


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

CareersNZ 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  - While Te Puni Kokiri does not offer scholarships or funding, this link 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

Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia (PMSA) provides funding to tertiary-level students wanting to undertake study or research in Asia (Two rounds. Closing dates 28 March and 29 September )

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

Taranaki District Health Board - for all students studying in the field of health

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 -

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

Robert Gibson Methodist Trust - Farming and Agriculture Scholarships

NZ Young Farmers Study Scholarship - students studying in Farming

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


Others - Write an Essay and get paid for it

Seo Scholor -  Students are to write aan Essay 500-1000 words on the topic " The Future of Digital Marketing"  .Open to Young People 15yrs - 24yrs - Closes 13th March 2017

EssayRoo Writing Contest First Prize $3,000,Second Prize $2,500,Third Prize $1,500 - Check it out through the link - Entries Open July 18th 2016 - March 1st 2017

Legit Review Machine - write a 500-1000 word Essay on "How Education is Changing the Lives" check out the website . Scholarship is worth $3,500 Closes 13 June 2017

Dubai Safari World - write an essay 500-1,000 words "Exploring Travel in Dubai" Award is worth $1,000 - Closes 12th July 2017

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

CG Trader - Scholarship Opportunity backed by Intel Capital - write an Essay,topic "The Future of Technology in Education - $2,000 for the winner and $500 to 2 runners,closes 1st June - apply online at

Trekking Pole Reviews - Scholarships Opportunity twice yearly $1,250.00,write an Essay 500-1,000 words on "How do you see technology impacting on the world arouns us in the future and where do you see yourself in the future" for more information all Essays to be submitted to .Closes 31st March and 31 August

Build Tomorrow Scholarships - Scholarship Opportunity $1,000.00,write a 500-1,000 word essay "Our Aim as a Student" apply online at - Closes 13th August

The Eventier Scholarship Program - Annual Scholarship Program $1,000.00,write a 900-1,000 essay,"The importance of festivals in Life" apply online  Closes 31st July

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

Hunting Mark -  Scholarship Opportunity $1,000.00,write an Essay "The Seasons of Deer Hunting's" .Closes 27th August 2017

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

The Hammock Expert -  write an essay 1000-1500words " How do you see technology impacting the world around us in the future and where do you see yourself in this future" submit online to paul@the  $1,500.00  Closes 31st August

Hiking Ambition - write an essay "Practical approach to a healthy lifestyle...." $1,000 Closes 31st March

Cost Calculator -  write an essay on topic off their website  $1,000 Closes 31st March

ITG Scholarship - write an essay Topic "Social Media Marketing" $2499 up for grabs to assist with costs incurred to study Closes 20th June

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




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 via the WITT Library databases and scroll down to the givME link and select your location (Onsite or Offsite).

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



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Site Updated: 21/1/2017