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)

WE RECOMMEND YOU APPLY FOR AS MANY AS YOU CAN - A large proportion of scholarships on offer has no one apply for them

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 Co-ordinator 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   


EXTENDED!  Now closes 18 January 2018

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

30 March 2018

Dr David Wee Fong Han Nursing Scholarship

For students in their 2nd Year of Bachelor of Nursing

$600 x 2

30 March 2018

Taranaki Nurses Graduate Scholarship

For students in their 2nd Year of Bachelor of Nursing


31 March 2018

Maureen Rowlands Memorial Scholarship

 For students in their 3rd Year of Bachelor of Nursing


31  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

31 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) 


1 July 2018

Hoetahi - Henry Rongomau Bennett

Students Studying Mental Health Programmes


16 January 2018

ACLS Mental Health Awareness

For Medical or Nursing Students


30 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

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 


31 January 2018

Tuwharetoa Maori Trust 

For students of Tu Wharetoa descent 


1 February 2018
31 May 2018

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

Teach NZ

For students entering into a Teaching Career including Early Childhood 


7 March Annually

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

22 February 2018

MPTT (Maori & Pasifika Trade Training) 

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

Course Fee

9 March 2018

Ngati Mutunga Iwi Grants For all Reistered Iwi Members undertaking Study  Varies 28th March 2018

Parininihi ki Waitotara

For students who Whakapapa to Taranaki Iwi – Scholarships and Grants


31 March Annually

Te Runanga a Iwi o Nga Puhi

For students who Whakapapa to Nga Puhi 


31 March Annually

Horticulture NZ 

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


20 March 2018

New Horizons for Women's Trust

Second chance education for Women


17 April 2018

Te Kahui o Taranaki Iwi For Students who Whakapapa to Taranaki Iwi   30th April 2018

Sir Apirana Ngata

For Maori students wanting to further their education

$1,000 -$3,000

1 May 2018

Hansol - Ngati Porou

Maori Studying Forestry and General Study Email:


31 May 2018

Kate Sheppard

 For women doing further study 


30 June 2018

Scholarship Funder

Details – Scholarships  Closing July - December


Closing Date

Betty Loughhead Soroptimist

For Women over 25yrs Studying


31 August 2017

Rotary Club

For students 16-23 yrs  


25 August 2017

Core-Ed Education Maori Grants

For Learners across all education and training sectors


1 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


15 September 2017

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

For Maori Students that Fit the Criteria


30 September 2017

Kylie Family

For Students study in Agriculture fields


30 September 2017

GCSB Scholarship

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


1 October 2017

Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust

Under graduate and post graduate Education Grant -



Ian Campbell

For Students with a Disability


1 October 2017

Ōtaki and Porirua Trusts Boards

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


9 October 2017

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

20 November 2017

Patea Centennial Bursary

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


24 November 2017

Doris Swadling

For students U21yrs in Agriculture and Music


30 November 2017

John Young Memorial

Farming Study - and immediate families of Fonterra Supplies – email


9 December 2017

MITO Scholarships

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


9 December 2017

NZ Young Farmers Study Scholarship

For Students studying Agriculture


15  December 2017

Rural Women New Zealand

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


1 March, 1 July
30 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



Other Useful Information



National Database for Scholarships with over 2,000 scholarships and grants for students.  Click here to access the givME database while on WITT Campus.  Check out the givME User Manual for help on how to navigate through this database

Varies Various

Apply online for :

Student Loans
Student Allowances

For Enquiries contact Allana Prestney - 7573100 ext 8978 or

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

Essay Based Scholarships/Grants and Awards

Provider Essay Topic Value

Closing date

Trekking Pole Reviews

Impact of Technology in the world around us and where you see yourself in future.  Email applications to


31 March 2018
31 August 2018

Insta Realgram Social Media Roles 2017 $2,999 25 June 2018
Shoes Tracker Foot pain and struggles with foot health $2,000 9 September 2018
Other Enquiries Email:  or Phone: 06 7573100 ext 8978