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.

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 No and Bank Account Number before starting any applications



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. 

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

Bachelor of Applied Management

For students who are studying in this programme.  Email   


Applications for 2019 close on 31 January 2019.

Te Kahui Matanui – Further Education

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


30th March 2018


Scholarship Funder



Closing date

Maui Pomare Scholarship

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

Course Fee

30th March 2018

Dr David Wee Fong Han Nursing Scholarship

For students in their 2nd Year of Bachelor of Nursing

$600 x 2

30th March 2018

Taranaki Nurses Graduate Scholarship

For students in their 2nd Year of Bachelor of Nursing


31st March 2018

Maureen Rowlands Memorial Scholarship

 For students in their 3rd Year of Bachelor of Nursing


31st  March 2018

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 2018

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 2018

Hoetahi - Henry Rongomau Bennett

Students Studying Mental Health Programmes


16th January 2018

ACLS Mental Health Awareness

For Medical or Nursing Students


30th November 2018

Kia Ora Hauora

Health sector scholarship database



Ministry of Health

Hauora Maori Scholarships, Health Sector Scholarships 



HAM Memorial

 For students in their 1st Year of Bachelor of Nursing - Preference is given to Waitara HS and WITT students

email -

4 x $1,000.00 31st March Annually
Senior Advice Caregiver For a student caring for a friend or family member $2,000 for fees or books 15th January

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

MPTT (Maori & Pasifika Trade Training) 

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

Course Fee

9th March

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


17th 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:


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    

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist

For Women over 25yrs Studying


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 2017

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
      Applications can be completed before the study starts - In December for February start is preferred

Essay Based Scholarships/Grants and Awards

Provider Essay Topic Value

Closing date

Creative Students Video Opportunity

Make a video based on the 3 Topic Choices given

$1,500 and $500 for runner-up

15th June

Insta Realgram Social Media Roles 2017 $2,999 25 June 2018
Staple Search  Yearly Scholarship for Writing an essay on any of the 3 Given Topics $1,000 19th January
CG Trader Essay Topic "Our Life on a Spaceship: The Future of Mankind" $2,000 & $500 for runner-up 14th December 2018
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