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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.

Also: www.universitiesnz.ac.nz/scholarships

and https://www.careers.govt.nz/courses/scholarships-grants-and-awards/

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.

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.