Category: Scholarships

Hi-Tech scholarship to support tertiary study

The Hi-Tech Foundation’s ‘He Whetū Mārama Ngā Karahipi / Leading Light Scholarship Programme’ provides financial support for career development and advancement of New Zealand technology students.

Each year five successful applicants will be awarded up to $5,000 each to cover their tuition and living costs.

Scholarship application guidelines

To be eligible for this programme, you must:

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Illustrate financial need
  • Be a graduating high school senior or current student enrolled in higher education
  • Maintain progressive academic records

We will give preference to applicants that can illustrate a career trajectory that will:

  • Increase innovation in technology
  • Increase life opportunities
  • Increase aspirations
  • Increase community engagement
  • Provide greater empowerment
  • Enhance well being

Applications for the 2021 scholarship close on 31 October 2021. APPLY NOW

“Our core purpose is to encourage diversity and inclusion, with strong Māori and Pasifika involvement, including application forms in te reo Māori – and in building diversity and encouraging participation there is real opportunity for all New Zealanders to contribute to the valuable hi-tech sector if they wish.” – David Downs, NZ Hi-Tech Trust

Food technology & engineering scholarships announced

Massey University has released details of some 2022 Scholarships available for students applying to study Engineering or Food Technology. Applications are open NOW.

School of Food and Advanced Technology First Year Undergraduate Scholarship
$3,000 – 1 year duration

David Levene Foundation Bursaries
Up to 10,000

Massey University Undergraduate Scholarship
$5,000 – 3 years duration

Sir James Wattie Scholarship for Food Technology
$10,000 – 4 years duration

The Capstone Editing Textbook Grant for Undergraduates
The grant provides A$3,000 to one undergraduate student in New Zealand or Australia per year to assist in covering the cost of their textbooks for the duration of their degree.

Professional Engineering Scholarship

To be eligible to apply, students must be a NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident in or commencing full time study working towards a Bachelor of Engineering at a NZ UniversityThe Scholarships are designed to assist New Zealanders to further their ambitions and opportunities towards a career as a Professional Engineer. Each Scholarship will awarded up to a maximum value of $5,000 which will be paid in annual instalments and based on the time taken to complete your degree. Worley is providing three professional Engineering Scholarships to students who are currently in full time study working towards a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) OR enrolled to commence study in 2022.

Any enquiries to Dianne Cook.  Email

The Sullivan Hall Chartered Engineers Scholarship

Sullivan Hall Chartered Engineers Limited is a family-owned West Auckland business that would like to
support students at Liston College by offering a scholarship for students interested in an Engineering
career. They appreciate the challenges and opportunities that a career in Engineering can bring and are
keen to help foster the determination and passion that this demands.

An Engineering scholarship will be awarded to a Year 13 student who meets the criteria below.


• The Sullivan Hall Chartered Engineers Scholarship is open to applicants enrolling in a tertiary
Engineering programme within New Zealand, or are interested in a future Engineering career
• Applicants must be New Zealand domestic students

Applications must include:

• Your name, address and cell phone number
• Brief statement (up to 500 words about you, your engineering inspirations and motivations)
• NCEA results

Tenure and Value:

• The Sullivan Hall Chartered Engineers Scholarship shall be awarded for 2021
• The value of the scholarship is $1,000 to assist with tertiary and/or career prospects in the Engineering

Submit application:

• Email to Mrs Bennett:

Applications close on 1 October 2021

Ergo electrical engineering scholarship

The Ergo Engineering Scholarship has been established to help promote the study of electrical engineering in New Zealand and to encourage and support students in their academic achievements and future engineering career paths.

Eligibility and selection – do I qualify?
Ergo seeks applications from Year 13 students prior to commencing their university studies. Sometimes these students will have already completed an internship with Ergo and demonstrated the following:

  • Academic achievement
  • Genuine interest in electrical and power systems engineering
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership potential
  • Potential to add value to Ergo and the engineering profession
  • Performance potential at interviews

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be interested in and/or looking to apply to study in the engineering faculty at either the University of Auckland or the University of Canterbury.

  • Willing to work at Ergo during university semester breaks and over the summer as interns, allowing for adequate time off to take holiday or study breaks.
  • Be committed to New Zealand, with an intention of living and working in the country following graduation.

Preference is given to applicants who might otherwise not be able to pursue university study or a career in electrical engineering, for financial or other reasons.  Applicants who are the first in their family to secure a place at university will also be given preference.

An Ergo scholarship may be held concurrently with other awards or scholarships, though preference will be given to students for whom this would be their only form of support.

Terms – what’s it worth?
Subject to satisfactory performance, Ergo provides funds for each year of study on an increasing scale:

  • Year One (Common Year)                                                  $1,000
  • Year One (Professional – electrical engineering)          $2,000
  • Year Two (Professional – electrical engineering)          $4,000
  • Year Three (Professional – electrical engineering)       $8,000

Recipients of the scholarship will be paid in two instalments each year, at the start of the first and second semesters.

Students are required to work at Ergo during semester breaks and will receive a Living Wage.

Students who successfully complete the programme will be automatically short-listed and interviewed for a place on the Ergo Graduate Programme which is a permanent role following successful completion of undergraduate studies.

Students will be supported during their study by a mentor. The mentor will be an engineer employed by Ergo who will help guide the student during his/her university years.

How to apply
Applications are invited each year with a closing date of 1st October 2021. This requires a full CV with a covering letter explaining why the student should be awarded a scholarship. This should be sent to our recruitment team, Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview and may be required to undertake tests.

To continue to hold the scholarship, the recipient must maintain a full-time degree programme of study at the University of Auckland or Canterbury with a grade average of at least a grade point average of at least 6.00, equivalent to B+. These results must be submitted to Ergo when applying for successive years of the scholarship.

Students must also demonstrate good behaviour while at university or when working at Ergo.

The award of each year of scholarship will be dependent on successful completion of the previous year.

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University of Otago experience for current Y11/12 Māori students

Applications are now open for the Poutama Scholarships that provide a wonderful opportunity for students of Māori descent (entering year 12 or 13 in 2022) to participate in the weeklong Hands-On at Otago programme. The successful applicants will travel to Dunedin from Sunday 16 to Friday 21 January 2022 to experience a week of serious fun!

Poutama Scholarships

The aim of the full-funded scholarship is to inspire and motivate young Māori students to develop their knowledge, skills and passion for tertiary studies. The scholarship covers the programme fee, which includes accommodation and food, and travel to and from Dunedin.

Read the Poutama scholarships information sheet

To apply online for both Hands-On at Otago and a Poutama scholarship, please use this link:

For general information on Hands-On at Otago:

All scholarship applications must be received by Friday 24 September 2021.


Exciting uni experience for Yr 12 Pasifika students

The Ambition programme is a fully-funded (flights included) scholarship that provides an amazing opportunity for Year 12 Pasifika students to sample living and learning at the University of Otago.

Students will explore the Otago campus and the student city of Dunedin. They will attend interactive workshops from four divisions – Health Sciences, Business, Humanities, and Sciences, as well as meet academic staff and students. They will experience life in a residential college and meet the staff who provide great support for Pasifika students when they come to Otago.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you are currently in Year 12 at a New Zealand secondary school, are of Pasifika descent, and you have acquired NCEA L1 with merit endorsement. You will need a character reference report from your school Principal (or equivalent) and to write a personal statement. See Mrs Shepheard in Careers if you are applying.

Programme dates

Sunday 10 October – Tuesday 12 October 2021

Apply here: Ambition Programme

Tū Kahika Foundation Year Health Sciences Scholarship

This scholarship is aimed at young Māori students who aspire to study towards a career in health. Tū Kahika students are supported into and through the University of Otago’s Foundation Year Health Sciences course. This is to prepare for further tertiary study the following year in either Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) or other health-related programmes. Up to 20 Māori students are selected for the Tū Kahika Scholarship each year.

Applications for the Tū Kahika pathways scholarship opened on 1 July 2021 and close on 15 August.

Tū Kahika students receive guaranteed accommodation in a Residential College, and financial assistance towards tuition fees and accommodation costs.

The main requirement is that students aspire to have a career in health. Studying science subjects at level 2 and 3, and involvement/interest in Te Ao Māori will strengthen their application.

For further information please click here:


AUT announces its 2022 school leaver scholarships

AUT scholarship applications for 2022 are now open (as of 1 July 2021) and close on 1 September 2021. The value of scholarships have increased this year and contributions towards accommodation costs have also been included.

AUT offers scholarships in the following categories:

1. Academic Excellence: High academic achievement. NCEA 300 rank score.

2. All Rounder: Contribution at a high level to the school or community. Applicants under this category must hold leadership positions and/or be active in cultural pursuits or sport at a representative level. NCEA
250 rank score.

3. Kiwa: Māori and Pacific students demonstrating all-round ability and leadership potential. Applicants applying under this category must declare that they are of Māori or Pacific descent and also declare this
ethnicity when applying for admission to AUT. NCEA 250 rank score.

4. Hiki Ake (Lift Up): Open to students demonstrating academic potential but who are experiencing financial hardship or have been disadvantaged due to personal circumstances.


• The value of these scholarships is now $14,000 over three years. In the first year, $8,000 can either be put towards accommodation costs or paid into the recipient’s bank account in four equal installments.
• In the second year $4,000 is put towards fees.
• In the third year $2,000 is put towards fees.

For a summary, click here

For full information on all school leaver scholarships, go to the Secondary School Scholarship webpage

Queenstown Resort College scholarship 2022

Are you enthusiastic about the hospitality and tourism industry? Kick start your positive future with a QRC scholarship worth $13,312! Imagine – Fees Free for your first year and a  scholarship to cover your second year of tuition fees.

QRC awards two National Scholarships: to a Hospitality Management student and an Adventure Tourism Management student.

We are looking for the next tourism superstar and encourage applications from students with a genuine commitment and enthusiasm for both the Tourism Industry who can’t wait to study for a QRC Management Diploma at our Queenstown campus.

Think outside the box and tell us why your future lies in the Tourism & Hospitality Industry.  You can find out more here.

Submit your your 2022 diploma and scholarship application by Friday 17th September 2021.

Property & construction school-leaver scholarships

Keystone Trust offers a number of Study Awards/scholarships to school leavers who have circumstantial and financial need, who are heading onto tertiary study specific to a career in property/construction/infrastructure. (Note this includes Architecture, Spatial Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Engineering, Building Science, Land & Property Management…)

As one of the most significant scholarships available to property and construction students in Aotearoa New Zealand, you will receive financial assistance, mentoring and wellbeing support, as well as networking opportunities that are an invaluable part of your learning experience.

Each of these scholarships has its own criteria and closes on 13 August 2021.

CLICK HERE for detailed information.