Year 13 Scholarships

WITT is pleased to announce the introduction of Year 13 scholarships to eligible Taranaki students.  These scholarships reflect WITT's strong connection and commitment to the schools and communities of Taranaki.  The scholarships will cover a year of tuition fees (up to $7000).  If you are entitled to the Government Fees-Free, this scholarship will cover your second year of study which means 2 years of your study at WITT will be fees-free.  

  • Bachelor of Applied Management
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (enrol in first year of NZDE, and then progress into Year 2 BEngTech)


Applications open 1 September.  Click here to apply

Remember to also complete your enrolment for the programme you want to enter.  


Applications are close Monday 9am, 21st October.  

Note: you do not need to wait for your NCEA Level 3 results to apply.  


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

  Useful Websites  

National Database of scholarships available in NZ.  Click here to start your search.  The site is free to access from WITT Campus or any Public Library.

NOTE - Google Chrome and Firebox are the advised search engines for the above link.

If you fit the Criteria or Eligibility apply - you can apply for more than 1 Scholarship per year

Closing Dates Vary Dependant on the funder

Apply for Student Loans and Allowances through Studylink click here to be re-directed to their website

Any support can be sought by contacting Allana in Kopa Manaaki,F Block  7573100 ext 8978 or email

Ensure you have a RealMe Login, IRD number and bank account number before you start your application.



Scholarship Tips

  • It takes time and effort to find a scholarship. Allow the time you need to search for them.
  • To maximise your chances of success, it is important to provide a good scholarship application with good detail 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. 
  • Most Scholarships are only available to NZ Residents - check Criteria and Eligibility conditions

All Enquiries - Email Co-ordinator Allana at or Ph:7573100 ext 8978 for any further information pertaining to any Scholarships, or information on Studylink


WITT Administered Scholarships

WITT Administered



Closing Date

Te Kahui Matanui – Further Education

For students enrolled in a Level 3 and above level programme.  Email


29th March


Scholarship Funder



Closing date

Maui Pomare Scholarship

Māori students in 1st Year full-time study in the WITT Bachelor of Nursing

Course Fee

29th March 

Dr David Wee Fong Han Nursing Scholarship

For students in their 2nd Year of Bachelor of Nursing

$600 x 2

29th March 

Taranaki Nurses Graduate Scholarship

For students in their 2nd Year of Bachelor of Nursing


31st March 

Maureen Rowlands Memorial Scholarship

 For students in their 3rd Year of Bachelor of Nursing


31st  March 

Clifford Perrett Memorial Trust

For 2 nursing students in Taranaki and where possible 1 in North and 1 in South Taranaki to support with course fees.  Email 

$2,000 x 2

31st March 

Taranaki District Health Board

Scholarships for all students in health




Nursing Scholarships, Grants and Awards



Rural Women

Health Studies with a focus on Rural Sector, Miss Harris Nursing Bursary (Awarded in Even Years) 


1st July 

Hoetahi - Henry Rongomau Bennett

Students Studying Mental Health Programmes


16th January 

ACLS Mental Health Awareness

For Medical or Nursing Students


30th November 

Kia Ora Hauora

Health sector scholarship database



Ministry of Health

Hauora Maori Scholarships, Health Sector Scholarships 



HAM Memorial

 For students in their  Bachelor of Nursing - Preference is given to Waitara HS and WITT students

email -

4 x $1,000.00 30th April Annually
Senior Advice Caregiver For a student caring for a friend or family member.For 1 Student attending Tertiary in 2019 for Fees or Books $2,000 for fees or books 15th July

Other Scholarships and Links

Scholarship Funder

Details – Scholarships 
Closing  January - June


Closing Dates

Barbara Wood Foundation

For students born in the South Pacific Nations including NZ 


31st January

Tuwharetoa Maori Trust 

For students of Tu Wharetoa descent 


1st February
31st May

Te Atiawa Iwi  For Students Who Whakapapa to Te Atiawa Iwi  $2,000 28th February 

Teach NZ

For students entering into a Teaching Career including Early Childhood 


7th March

Te Mana o te Awa o Whanganui

For students who 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

Up to $6,000

22nd February

Maori & Pasifika Trade Training - MPTT (Taranaki Futures)

For Maori & Pasifika Students 16yrs - 40yrs studying any of the approved Trade Qualifications administered through WITT. 

Course Fee


Ngati Mutunga Iwi Grants For all registered Iwi Members undertaking Study  Varies 28th March

Parininihi ki Waitotara

For students who Whakapapa to Taranaki Iwi – Scholarships and Grants


31st March

Te Runanga a Iwi o Nga Puhi

For students who Whakapapa to Nga Puhi 


31st March

Horticulture NZ 

Two types of funding available a Training Scholarship of $500 and an Undergraduate Scholarship $4,500 enquiries to Sue Pickering 021938825


20th March

New Horizons for Women's Trust

Second chance education for Women 45+ awards on offer


14th April

Te Kahui o Taranaki Iwi For Students who Whakapapa to Taranaki Iwi   30th April

Sir Apirana Ngata

For Maori students wanting to further their education

$1,000 -$3,000

1st May

Hansol - Ngati Porou

Maori Studying Forestry and General Study Email: for Application 

2 Instalments of $1,250

31st May

Kate Sheppard

 For women doing further study 


30th June

Scholarship Funder

Details – Scholarships  
Closing July - December


Closing Date

Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships to develop their Red Meat Careers and Capabilities in Food and Farming  $5,000 20th June

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist

For Women over 25yrs Studying - to support return to the workforce or a change of occupation.Applications are Open 1st June for the following year of study


31st August

Rotary Club

For students 16-23 yrs  


25th August

Core-Ed Education Maori Grants

Core-Ed Education for Pasifika 

For Learners across all education and training sectors


1st September

Sir Hugh Kawharu Science Scholarship

For a Maori student engaged in 1 or 2 years full-time study across a broad range of Sciences disciplines – Including Health


15th September

Ngārimu VC & 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund

For Maori Students that Fit the Criteria


30th September

Kylie Family

For Students study in Agriculture fields


30th September

GCSB Scholarship

For Female Students over 18yrs – can be spread over 3-year course


1st October

Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust

Undergraduate and postgraduate Education Grant 



Ian Campbell

For Students with a Disability


1st  October


3 Scholarships available for Female students Studying in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and in their 2nd year of Study

$10,000 spread over 3 years 1st October

Ōtaki and Porirua Trusts Boards

For Maori Students who Whakapapa – Ngati Toa/Ngati Raukawa/Te Atiawa


9th  October

Southern Hospitality Scholarships

15 Scholarships of $2,000.00 for Hospitality and 5 of $2,000 for Bakery


November Annually

Robert Gibson Methodist Trust

Farming and Agriculture Scholarships 

$750 - $2,000

20th November

Patea Centennial Bursary

For Students who reside or have resided in Patea or South Taranaki District 


24th November

Doris Swadling

For students U21yrs in Agriculture and Music


30th November

John Young Memorial

Farming Study - and immediate families of Fonterra Supplies – email


9th December

MITO Scholarships

For Maori and Pasifika working in the MITO Industry in either Traineeships or Apprenticeships 


9th December 

NZ Young Farmers Study Scholarship

For Students studying Agriculture


15th  December

Rural Women New Zealand

Various options of funding e.g. tertiary study, textbooks, agricultural tertiary study


1 March, 1 July
30th October Annually


Variety of Scholarships on offer 



Pacific Islands Polynesian Education foundation (PIPEF) 

For Pasifika students of all ages



Ministry of Pasifika Peoples

For Pasifika Students



Māori Education Trust Toitū Kaupapa Māori Mātauranga

A selection of scholarships or funding available 




  Māori scholarship database



Nga Kaitatau Maori o Aotearoa   Maori students studying in an Accountancy Profession - 2 Separate Scholarships on offer $5,000 over 2 years 3rd August
NZIF Foundation 2019 Awards   A variety of awards on Offer Varying Amounts

17th July



Essay Based Scholarships/Grants 

Essay Topic Value Closing date
 Ivy Panda 

 Video Contest /Scholarship for Students

 $1500 7th April 2019
 Campervan Hire

 Travel Industry in NZ

  $1,000 1st July 2019
 Upskilled Education

 Why You Deserve to be Upskilled

  $2,000 AUD 1st December