School Leaver Scholarships

Degree Scholarships

WITT offers degree level scholarships to eligible Taranaki school leaver applicants.  The scholarship covers a year of tuition fees (up to $7,500).

If you are entitled to the Government Fees-Free year, this scholarship will cover your second year of study which means two years of your study at WITT will be fees-free.

Bachelor of Applied Management

Specialisations include:
   Business Information Systems
   Human Resources
   Operation and Production Management
   Project Management

Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Nursing

Scholarship applications have closed for 2021.

Sport Academy Scholarships

The Academy is designed for school leavers who are ready to start tertiary study while advancing their high-level sports career. Services to these athletes will include individual programme planning, testing and prescription in areas such as exercise, physiology, biomechanics and strength and conditioning. Academy staff will work with athletes, their coaches and mentors to provide complete support through training and competition.  Find out more about Sports Academy

Apply here

Sports Academy scholarship applications close 9am, 30 November 2021.


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 dependent 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 (06) 757 3100 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 CareersNZ 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

Te Kahui Matanui - Further Education

For students enrolled in a Level 3 and above level programme.
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Value: $2,500
Closing date: Last Friday in March each Year

BJ Hetet Scholarship

For Students in any Full Time Programme.The scholarship will be awarded to any one individual once each year to a maximum of $10,000 over two years of study to assist in the students costs of study for that year

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Value: $10,000

Closing Date: Last Friday in April 

Nursing and Health Related

ACLS Mental Health Awareness

For medical or nursing students. See more
Value: $2,500
Closing date: 30th November

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.
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Value: $2000 x 2
Closing date: 31st March 

Dr David Wee Fong Han Nursing Scholarship

For students in their 2nd Year of Bachelor of Nursing
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Value: $600 x 2
Closing date: 31st March 

HAM Memorial

For students in their Bachelor of Nursing - preference is given to Waitara HS and WITT students.
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Value: 4 x $1,000
Closing date: 30th April Annually

Hiwa-i-te-Rangi - Maori Health Leadership Scholarship

Investment in Workforce Development - see more
Value: $20,000 per annum
Closing Date: 30th November 2021

Hoetahi - Henry Rongomau Bennet

Students studying mental health programmes. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: 16th January

Kia Ora Hauora

Health sector scholarship database. See more
Value: Various
Closing date: Various

Le Va - Pasifika

For students in healthcare/mental health/nursing. See more
Value: Various
Closing date: 15th February Annually

Maui Pomare Scholarship

Māori students in 1st Year full-time study in the WITT Bachelor of Nursing
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Value: Course fee
Closing date: 31st March 

Maureen Rowlands Memorial Scholarship

For students in their 3rd Year of Bachelor of Nursing
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Value: $5000
Closing date: 31st March 

Ministry of Health

Hauora Maori Scholarships, Health Sector Scholarships. See more
Value: Various
Closing date: Various


Nursing scholarships, grants and awards. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: Various

Rural Women

Health Studies with a focus on rural sector, Miss Harris Nursing Bursary (Awarded in even years). See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: 1st July

Senior Advice Caregiver

For a student caring for a friend or family member. For 1 student attending tertiary in 2019 for fees or books. See more
Value: $2,000 for fees or books
Closing date: 15th July

Taranaki District Health Board

Scholarships for all students in health. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: Various

Taranaki Nurses Graduate Scholarship

For students in their 2nd Year of Bachelor of Nursing.
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Value: $500
Closing date: 31st March

Other Scholarships and Links

Alexander & Gladys Shepherd Trust

For students up to 21 years of age who are already undertaking studies in farming or agriculture. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: 29th February


Variety of scholarships on offer. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: Various

Barbara Wood Foundation

For students born in South Pacific nations including NZ. See more
Value: $1,000
Closing dates: 31th January

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. See more
Value: $3,000 - $5,000
Closing date: 31st August

Core-Ed Education Grants for Māori and Pasifika

For learners across all education and training sectors. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: 1st September

Doris Swadling

For students under 21 years of age in agriculture and music. See more
Closing date: 30th November

GC SB Scholarship

For female students over 18yrs – can be spread over 3-year course. Three scholarships available for female students studying in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and in their 2nd year of study. See more
Value: $10,000 spread over 3 years
Closing date: 1st October

Hansol - Ngāti Porou

Māori studying forestry and general study. Email: for application.
Value: Two installments of $1,250
Closing date: 31st May

Horticulture NZ

Two types of funding available; a Training Scholarship of $500 and an Undergraduate Scholarship of $4,500.
Enquiries to Sue Pickering - 021938825. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: 20th March

Ian Campbell

For students with a disability. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: 1st October

John Young Memorial

Farming study and immediate families of Fonterra Supplies. Email
Closing date: 9th December

Kate Sheppard

For women doing further study. See more
Value: $2,500
Closing date: 30th June

Kylie Family

For students studying in agriculture fields. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: 30th September

MacDiarmid Institute

Awards for Māori and Pasifika studying in the sciences - a selection of scholarships and grants available. See more
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Value: Varies
Closing dates: 30th January

Māori & Pasifika Trade Training - MPTT (Taranaki Futures)

For Māori & Pasifika Students 16yrs - 40yrs studying any of the approved trade qualifications administered through WITT. See more
Value: Course fee
Closing date:

Māori Education Trust Toitū Kaupapa Māori Mātauranga

A selection of scholarships or funding available. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: Various

Ministry of Pasifika Peoples

For Pasifika students. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: Various

MITO Scholarships

For Maori and Pasifika working in the MITO Industry in either traineeships or apprenticeships. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: 9th December

New Horizons for Women's Trust

Second chance education for women - 45+ awards on offer. See more
Value: Varies
Closing dates: 14th April

Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa

Maori students studying in an accountancy profession - 2 separate scholarships on offer. See more
Value: $5,000 over 2 years
Closing date: 3rd August

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

For Māori Students that fit the criteria. See more
Closing date: 30th September

Ngāti Mutunga Iwi Grants

For all registered Iwi Members undertaking study. See more
Value: Varies
Closing dates: 28th March

NZIF Foundation 2019 Awards

A variety of awards on offer. See more
Value: Varying amounts
Closing date: 17th July

NZ Young Farmers Study Scholarship

For students studying agriculture. See more
Value: $1,500
Closing date: $15th December

One Choice

One scholarship across a range of course selections - essay writing 700 words max. See more
Value: $5,000
Closing date: 31st October 2020

Ōtaki and Porirua Trusts Boards

For Māori students who whakapapa to Ngāti Toa/Ngāti Raukawa/Te Ātiawa. See more
Value: $1,000
Closing date: 9th October

Parininihi ki Waitotara

For students who whakapapa to Taranaki Iwi – scholarships and grants. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: 31st March

Pātea Centennial Bursary

For students who reside or have resided in Pātea or South Taranaki District. See more
Closing date: 24th November

Raukawa ki Waikato

For students who whakapapa to Raukawa ki Waikato. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: Varies

Robert Gibson Methodist Trust

Farming and agriculture scholarships. See more
Value: $750 - $2,000
Closing date: 20th November

Rotary Club

For students 16 - 23 years of age. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: 25th August

Rural Women New Zealand

Various options of funding e.g. tertiary study, textbooks, agricultural tertiary study. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: 1st March, 1st July, 30th October Annually

Seek Vision

Open to all students in tertiary study. See more
Value: $5,000 ($4,000 for Student,$1,000 for Institute
Closing date: $20th October 2020

Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture

Youth scholarships to develop their red meat careers and capabilities in food and farming. See more
Value: $5,000
Closing date: 20th June

Sir Apirana Ngata

For Māori students wanting to further their education. See more
Value: $1,000 - $3,000
Closing date: 1st May

Sir Hugh Kawharu Science Scholarship

For a Māori student engaged in 1 or 2 years full-time study across a broad range of sciences disciplines – including health. See more
Value: $10,000
Closing date: 15th September

Southern Hospitality Scholarships

15 Scholarships of $2,000.00 for hospitality and 5 of $2,000 for bakery. See more
Value: $2,000
Closing date: November annually


Māori scholarship database. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: Various

Te Ātiawa Iwi

For students who whakapapa to Te Atiawa Iwi. See more
Value: $2,000
Closing date: 28th February

Teach NZ

For students entering into a teaching career including Early Childhood. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: 7th March

Te Kohanga Reo National Trust

Graduates of Te Kohanga Reo. See more
Value: 5x $2,000 at masters level, 20x $1,000 at undergraduate level
Closing date: 20th March

Te Kahui o Taranaki Iwi

For Students who whakapapa to Taranaki Iwi. See more
Closing date: 31st 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. See more
Value: Up to $60,000
Closing date: 22nd February

Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngā Puhi

For students who whakapapa to Nga Puhi. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: 31st March

Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust

Undergraduate and postgraduate Education Grant. See more
Value: Varies
Closing date: Monthly

Tuwharetoa Māori Trust

For students of Tu Wharetoa descent. See more
Value: $1,000
Closing date: 1st February, 31st May

Webjet Grant

For students who can write an essay (Max 700 Words)  See More
Value: $5,000
Closing Date:  31st October 2021