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Our 2022 Scholarships are now Open!

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.

Toi Ohomai Scholarships are now open for prospective students

View the latest scholarships

Karen Trautmann Memorial Youth Citizen Award.

Applications now open for the Karen Trautmann Memorial Youth Citizen Award.

Please note this scholarship is not awarded purely for scholastic achievement, but also for the applicant’s demonstrated commitment to improving the quality of life for others through service either at home, school, in the community, country or even the world.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

 Be a graduating Year 12 or 13 student – off to Tertiary study next year

 Initiate or be involved in student activities that benefit the school and its students.

 Initiate or be involved in activities serving the immediate community, whanau,and society at large.

Applications close 25th October. See Careers for the application form.

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.

For further details and regulations please visit the School-leaver and first-year scholarships page  that will connect you to each of these scholarships. University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarships
University of Auckland Māori Academic Excellence Scholarships
University of Auckland Pacific Academic Excellence Scholarships
University of Auckland Academic Potential Scholarships
University of Auckland Waka Moana Scholarship – Te Tai Tokerau/Te Tai Rāwhiti/Tāmaki Makaurau/Waiariki/Waikato…/uoa-waka-moana-scholarship…
University of Auckland Vaka Moana Scholarship…/uoa-vaka-moana-scholarship…
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, your schools adviser [email protected] or see us in the Careers Hub.

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

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.

MTF Finance has launched the Future Legends Scholarship. It has been developed to support and nurture talented young Kiwis from a range of disciplines. We’re looking for the legends of tomorrow; the sporting greats, the performers, the change-makers.

MTF Finance will award six $5,000 cash prizes nationwide over two rounds throughout a year moving forward.

Applications are open to New Zealanders aged 13-21 years. 

Winners will be chosen from three categories:

·         Sport

·         Academia and entrepreneurship

·         Music and arts

This scholarship provides young Kiwis with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and skill, so they can take on new challenges and experiences that may not otherwise be available

Confused about where to begin when applying for Scholarships? Check out this Scholarship 101 Information, thanks to the University of Waikato.

You can search Generosity NZ’s GivMe database for Scholarships. Access the database as follows: 
givME Sign up Instructions

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

  • Read the scholarship criteria carefully
  • Get at least 1 referee who knows you and your awesome achievements well. Ask permission before putting them down as a referee.
  • Do a ‘what am I involved in’ brainstorm so you include all you need to, in your application.
  • Check the timeline for applying, so you have enough time to get your application ready. No late entries accepted.
  • Ask for help if you need to i.e from your Careers Department at School or the University Liaison Adviser.
  • Check the format of the application. Most are submitted online, but paper applications are still used.
  • Provide all information requested i.e NCEA school results summary, CV, Personal Statement.

Scholarships 101——–A Guide

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.