Category: Scholarships

University of Canterbury Scholarships


Applications for Year 13 students to apply for University of Canterbury 2020 scholarships are now open.

Even with the fees-free scheme, there are still a lot of costs you and your whānau need to cover when it comes to tertiary education.

The closing date for most scholarship applications is 15 August 2019.

Our range of scholarships can be found either on our website or by downloading a copy of our Fund Your Studies brochure.

Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria (eg, subject/course, level, citizenship, age, gender, ethnicity, school, region, etc), so it’s important that you check the details to see if you meet the criteria.

Steps to help you apply:
1. Create a myUC account
This is our online portal and the entry point for anyone considering studying at UC. Click here to create an account.

2. Go to the UC Prospective Students Scholarships Portal
Click here to be taken to the portal. From there you need to click the red ‘Apply’ button which takes you back to myUC.

3. Log back into their myUC account
You will now be directed to the scholarships application page.

Their advice:
You should apply for all the scholarships you are eligible for as it’s often possible to hold more than one scholarship.

Scholarships are very competitive so it’s important you stand out from the crowd.  Take the time to write an application that reflects all of their achievements and involvement.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to get in contact by emailing or calling 0800 VARSITY (0800 827 748).

Keystone Trust – Property & Construction Scholarships


The Keystone Trust is New Zealand’s only property and construction scholarship fund that spans the entire industry and includes the focus of students’ pastoral care and development as part of its programme.

Keystone Trust invites students who are interested in taking up degree studies across qualifications that will lead to careers in the property and construction sector.  On their website there are some great resources into the careers that students could pursue and where they might study the qualifications to help them get there.

Application forms are available at the student slide from Mrs McKenzie.

Y13 Degree Scholarships in Māori Visual Arts and Viticulture & Wine Science


The Eastern Institute of Technology offers unique degrees in these areas:

  • The Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts delivered in Gisborne by Toihoukura
  • The Bachelor of Viticulture & Wine Science delivered in Napier

Y13 students who enrol in these degrees are eligible to apply for a Y13 Degree Scholarship, saving them up to $12,000 on the first two years of the degree in conjunction with the government’s fees free initiative.  Please see for more information.

Students from Toihoukura go on to employment as practising artists, teachers or work within the wider creative industries.  There are currently Tukutuku panels hanging in the UN Headquarters in New York that came all the way from Toihoukura at EIT Tairawhiti in Gisborne.

EIT Viticulture & Wine Science graduates hold many of the senior winemaker and viticulturist positions in the New Zealand wine industry.  EIT graduates have won the New Zealand Young Viticulturist and Young Winemaker of the Year award for several years.

If you would like further information about these programmes, please contact EIT on 0800 22 55 348.


US Sports Scholarships

Are your student’s future college-athletes?

Find out how New Zealand athletes from all backgrounds can use their sporting ability to get recruited, secure scholarship funding and gain admission to US universities. Competing in a professional environment, in front of thousands of fans, all whilst earning a world-class degree.

June 2019
6:30 – 8:00pm
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

Coffee Culture Charitable Foundation Scholarships

Coffee Culture has got $5000 to give away to students who are actively giving back to our community and need a hand to do even more.

If you’re at high school and want their help (and money) to do good in your neighbourhood, apply now for a $500 Local Heroes Scholarship.

Head to our website, fill out an application form and get it in to them before Wednesday 31st July, 2019.

University of Otago Maori Scholarship


Māori student scholarship opportunity for year 13 to visit the University of Otago in August 2019.

Tēnā koutou

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa. The University of Otago, Māori Health Workforce Development Unit is pleased to inform you that applications for the Otago REACH (Realising Educational Aspirations for Careers in Health) scholarship are now open. This scholarship is for Year 13 Māori secondary students interested in a career in health and is hosted by the University of Otago.

The REACH Otago Scholarship provides the opportunity for up to twenty Year 13 Māori students to spend three nights and days on the University of Otago’s Dunedin campus. Students from across New Zealand experience university life first-hand: living in, and visiting, residential colleges; attending lectures; meeting current Otago students; and learning about the various degree and study options Otago offers, particularly in health.

For further information please refer to the attached document or the link below. Applications close 15th June, 2019.