Category: Scholarships

Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust Scholarships

See Mrs Blake for application form.

The Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust offers two $3,000 scholarships for the first year of tertiary study. The
awards are offered annually to students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex
(LGBTI); seen as good role models by peers and teachers; and who have excelled in effort and achievement
in their secondary education.

This year’s applications close 31 October 2019 for study in the 2020 academic year. A shortlist will be
finalised in November, and interviews with those candidates will be scheduled for early December. Interviews
are held in Auckland but can be facilitated by video conference for out-of-town candidates.

Mensa Scholarships

Mensa New Zealand Incorporated is offering scholarships again this year.  They have available up to three $500.00 scholarships, for students who will be studying in a tertiary institute in 2020.  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.

Mensa Scholarship Application Form 2019

Otago Polytech Hockey Scholarships

Otago Polytechnic and Otago Hockey have announced a sponsorship and scholarship agreement that supports students’ academic and sporting aspirations, while also providing a significant boost to the code in the region.

The scholarships, which will be offered to two talented hockey players, cover a maximum of three years study, depending on the specific programme.

Scholarship applications are now open. They close on 31 July and will take effect from the beginning of 2020.

The scholarships are performance-based: recipients must meet the entry criteria for their programme of study and are required to pass 70% of their programme each year; they are also required to consistently perform at a high (representative) sporting level.

More information here

EIT Degree Scholarships

Information sheets available from careers Office now.

Send for your application pack now (details on info sheet.)

Closing date: 01 October 2019.

Massey University Scholarships are now OPEN

Massey University scholarships are open for online applications.

What’s available?

As in previous years there are four main undergraduate scholarships open to high school students:

  • Massey University Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship – 9 available, valued at $21,000 each
  • Massey University Vice Chancellor’s High Achiever with Distinction Scholarship – 30 available, valued at $7,500 each
  • Massey University Academy of Sport Scholarship – 25 available, valued at $5,000 each
  • Massey Business School Future Leaders Scholarship – 40 available, valued at $5,000 each

What are the timelines?

All of these scholarships are open for applications now, and will close on 20th August.

More information here

Application information here    (You will need to apply for a course BEFORE you can apply for a scholarship.)


Scholarships opening soon

UC Canterbury

Open on 20 June 2019

Online applications – draft a handwritten copy first; approach referees (this is an online process also.)

Close 15 August – Suggest that you submit by end of July.


Massey University

Opening in about two weeks.

Online applications – draft a handwritten copy first; approach referees soon.



Victoria University Scholarships Information

School-leaver scholarships

Applications for Victoria school-leaver scholarships will open in late June. There are two types of scholarships: the Victoria Tangiwai Scholarship (for excellence) and the Victoria Totoweka Scholarship (for equity and support).


The Victoria Law School-Leaver Scholarship is open to all students intending to enrol in a Bachelor of Laws. The scholarship is a $5,000 contribution to accommodation costs at a hall of residence or paid as a stipend in two instalments, with preference given to applicants demonstrating financial hardship. Applications open in early June and close on 1 September 2019.


You can search for other scholarships on their new Scholarships website.


New website for scholarships