Our 2020 Scholarships are now Open!
To get a scholarship, you need to meet certain criteria, which can be based on things such as:
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.
GivMe 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, GivMe 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.
Zonta Rotorua Young Women’s Study Award 2021
The Zonta Club of Rotorua is offering this scholarship, valued at $1500, to assist a young woman attending a secondary school in the Rotorua district into tertiary education. The successful student must be a New Zealand citizen, be enrolled or planning to be enrolled in a course of study at any university, polytechnic or tertiary institute in New Zealand and have limited external access to financial assistance. Forms available from the Careers Hub at School.
Presbyterian Methodist Congregational Grafton Scholarship
is now open!
This scholarship will pay for the first 3 years of a full time students accomodation.
Please see here for further information.
Confused about where to begin when applying for Scholarships? Check out this Scholarship 101 Information, thanks to the University of Waikato.
Mensa Scholarship 2021
Up to three $500.00 scholarships available, for students who will be studying in a tertiary institute in 2021. The application process involves a 500 word essay on why they believe that their course of study will assist them to:
· Identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity; or
· Encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence Application forms available from the Careers Hub. Application materials must be received by 31 August 2020.
Tips for using the GivMe student portal:
– Sign up for GivMe by clicking on the above link, and entering your student email address and a password.
– You will be sent a confirmation email, which must be clicked on to return to the platform (sometimes this email ends up in the junk folder, so check).
-Once you are in to the portal, click on the GivME logo to go to the search options for scholarships.
-This platform can be used across devices and off-site from the school using this log-in.
Other Useful Information
MoneyHub Scholarship Guide
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.
How you can help your year 13 students:
We would welcome you letting your students and parents know about the resource, either by:
The scholarship page is free to use and always will be. Unlike GivMe, students can access the information at home and on their mobiles etc. We have published a number of tips for application success as well, designed to make the application process less stressful for your students.
If you have any questions, please let me know. We welcome any feedback on the page.
The RAPHS Scholarship was established in 2008 with funds donated by Rotorua Area Primary Health Services Ltd to the Health Rotorua Charitable Trust.
Each year, two RAPHS Undergraduate Scholarships are offered to Rotorua residents in their first year of medical or nursing training, with the intent of supporting the training and retention of local medical practitioners.
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.