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Scholarships, grants and awards are a great way of funding your tertiary education. Here’s some information about what’s out there and how to get it, along with some links to get you started.

What type of scholarships, grants and awards are there?

To get a scholarship, you need to meet certain criteria, which can be based on things such as:

  • Area of study
  • Academic merit
  • Community service or involvement
  • Ethnicity
  • Financial hardship
  • The industry or trade
  • Leadership
  • The region you grew up in, or where you plan to study

Scholarships can apply at different education levels, such as diploma or Masters degree, and also vary in what they cover. For example, some may cover tuition fees only, while others cover all course costs and some of your living expenses.

There are thousands of scholarships, grants and awards, so you should take a good look to see what you can apply for. There may be more opportunities than you think.



Many scholarships will be advertised in either the daily notices or newsletter, and on the JPC Facebook groups.
Make sure you have: a record of academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and community services that you have done over the last two years.

Applications for accommodation open on August 1 at Lincoln.  There is only a two month window to get those applications in – they close October 1.

  • Applications are submitted at
  • To apply for accommodation prospective students must have applied to study first.
  •  CCRF must be received by October 2.

Scholarship applications are also being accepted now, closing August 15.

Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board

In conjunction with Sudima Lake Rotorua are proud to support the Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Sudima Hotels Scholarship Programme. This scholarship is established to assist Ngati Whakaue descendants to obtain employment, training and junior leadership positions with Sudima Hotels and obtain qualifications in various hospitality areas. Please register your interest with the Careers Department, as an information session is coming up.

Applications for the John Drake Memorial Scholarship are now open, for students who excel in rugby who are enrolling at Auckland University for the first time next year. Criteria will be based on academic merit, sporting potential and involvement in community and club activities. Application forms available from Careers. Closing date is 5th October.


The Zonta Club of Rotorua is offering a study award to a senior female student from a local

high school enrolling in a tertiary based qualification in 2019.

The recipient of this award will:

  • have limited access to financial assistance
  • show potential to succeed in their chosen field of study
  • be active in school and community
  • be a diligent achiever
  • have received no other scholarships or awards

Bring this award to any student who you consider a good fit for this award. The successful

applicant receives a one-off payment of $1,500. They will be expected to come to a club

dinner to receive the award.

Closing date for applications: 02 November 2018. Applications available from the Careers Department.

Most Promising Māori Accountant Award

Kia ora

Applications are now open!

Deloitte New Zealand’s Māori Business Team are inviting young Māori students to apply for the Most Promising Māori Accountant Award.

This award has been created to assist and encourage your Māori students who are studying accounting at school and will continue this line of study within a relevant tertiary qualification; and to pursue a career in Accounting.

Successful applicants of the award will receive:

  • Mentorship from a team member in the Māori Business Team
  • $1500 over three years of tertiary study
  • Paid internship in penultimate year or relevant undergraduate study
  • Invitations to Deloitte networking events

All applicants are asked to share their personal and Iwi details, and provide a personal impact statement.

To apply, go to where you’ll find further information, terms and conditions and the application form. Closes 28th September.

How do I know what scholarships, grants and awards I can apply for?

Generosity is an online search tool full of information about scholarships, grants, and awards. Whether you’re looking for assistance with education, sport, art or personal or professional development, Generosity is the tool to search – and you don’t have to be an A+ student as there are scholarships for everyone.

All the information on applying for each scholarship is provided – eligibility criteria, how much money is available, closing dates, how to get an application form, and who to contact for more information.

From there, it is over to you to get the application form, complete it, gather any required documents and submit those by the due date.

Click on the Generosity logo below to sign up and then check your E-mail for confirmation.

MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university in 2019. The comprehensive list includes scholarships offered by every university as well as those specifically available to local students. A list of privately-funded, Maori, Pacific and International university scholarships completes the list. Applications close throughout the year, with tens of millions of dollars available. MoneyHub has also published a list of tips for scholarship success.
For more details and to find suitable scholarships, visit the MoneyHub Scholarship page.

The Kaitiaki o te Ngahere Scholarship is offered on behalf of Kaingaroa Timberlands, owners of the Kaingaroa Plantation Forest and is:
offered annually to one student enrolling in full-time tertiary study in a forest related discipline
payable to the value not greater than the total cost of tuition fees.

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Scholarship due dates

Make sure that you are familiar with the due dates for scholarships that you are eligible to apply for. Do not assume that all scholarships have the same due date and requirements for application. Get online and start researching NOW!

Ensure that you prepare all the information that is required for the scholarship. Have all the information ready before you start the application..

Have essay and personal statements prepared early, the more people that can check/read over/fix up these statements before you use them the better. Ensure that spelling and grammar is correct and that you completed all sections of the application and all information included is current, relevant and truthful.