Category: Scholarships

Whitecliffe College Scholarships – 5 available


2020 has sparked an acceleration in demand for technology professionals in an already rapidly growing tech sector.

Whitecliffe has a wide range of technology programs from Level 4 to our new Level 7 Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Information Technology, preparing creative thinkers to be part of the change that technology is making in our world.

We are thrilled that Whitecliffe just received accreditation from IT Professionals NZ. We are one of only ten tertiary education organisations in NZ with this accreditation, and the only private tertiary establishment.

Their accreditation approval included a commendation to Whitecliffe for its extensive stakeholder consultation and documentation, which has led to a significantly positive educational outcome for aspiring IT professionals.

In celebration of this achievement, we are excited to offer five scholarships for our technology courses in 2021


  1. Make a video (approx. one minute) stating why you want to study at Whitecliffe, simply using your mobile camera or other device.
  2. Send your video via direct message to our Instagram or Facebook page.
  3. A panel from Whitecliffe will review all applicant videos and select a winner.
  4. Deadline to enter December 1st, 2020.

For further information on the scholarships, please visit our Whitecliffe Tech Scholarship page, found here.

Whitecliffe College

0800 800 300
67 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010
Art | Design | Fashion | Technology


Future Designers Scholarship

Future Designers Jump Start Scholarships

Funding for new university students:

  • Study Area: Design
  • Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year
  • Closing Date: 1 November 2020
  • Tenure: One year.
  • Number offered: 21
  • Value: $1,000

For anyone who has met the university entrance requirements and wants to study a Bachelor of Design Innovation


Rocket Lab Scholarship


Rocket Lab has opened applications for its annual Rocket Lab Scholarship to those eager for a future in innovation, science, or engineering.

The Rocket Lab Scholarship covers up to $20,000 in tertiary fees for one outstanding student to pursue a degree or course in STEM education. The recipient is also paired with a Rocket Lab mentor, giving them a rare opportunity for one-on-one experience with a world leading space and engineering expert.

The Rocket Lab Scholarship is open to applicants across the country to encourage and support the next generation of science and engineering innovators. However, applicants who can demonstrate a strong connection to Māhia and the wider Wairoa District in Hawke’s Bay – where Rocket Lab’s New Zealand launch site, Launch Complex 1, is located – are prioritized and strongly encouraged to apply.



  • CLICK HERE to download the Rocket Lab Scholarship application form.
  • Submit your application to
  • Applications are open until 5pm NZT, Friday, 16 October.

QRC Scholarships for Hotel Management Student & Adventure Management Student


Applications for the annual QRC Scholarship are now open for the 2021 intake.  Two scholarships, awarded to a Hospitality Management Student and an Adventure Tourism Management student respectively, are made in recognition of a well rounded student who demonstrates dedication to the tourism industry as their career of choice.  The criteria is broad and inclusive and we encourage students interested in applying to submit a considered and timely application.  Entries close on 16th October.


Scholarships for AFS virtual programs


In the past two months, some 200 teens from 30+ countries started learning how to make a positive change in the world by joining our new virtual program, AFS Global You Adventurer. Today, I am excited to share a new milestone: AFS is offering 25 partial scholarships to make global citizenship education even more accessible for young people worldwide, thanks to our generous donors.

This truly global, highly interactive and 100% virtual program is an excellent way for teens to have both a fun and productive time with their peers. While they build lifelong ties in an international community and develop key 21st century skills, they’ll also receive our award-winning AFS Global Competence Certificate to help them stand apart, prepare them for their future studies and work, and become a member of the AFS global network.

I’m impressed by Adventurer students like Fahdina from Indonesia who shared her take on the new program’s impact saying, “I believe that my ability to speak up and be aware of global issues will be sharper and improved. And, I can use that ability to bring many changes to my environment. This will make me more mindful and prepare me to be an educator in the future.”

Find out more about the scholarships here.

The scholarship application is simple: Qualified teens share how their community could be improved by embracing the power of diversity. If selected, they will receive a US$200 partial scholarship that can be applied to the AFS Global You Adventurer tuition.

For students who want to improve their resumes, love meeting diverse people, and are curious about changing the world, invite them to apply for a scholarship today. The next program start dates are 15 September, 13 October, and 3 November 2020.

Foresty Scholarship closes 15th August

Te Uru Rākau  is currently taking applications as at 1 June for Ngā Karahipi Uru Rākau – Forestry Scholarships.


Students are welcome to apply up until 15 August for study beginning in the 2021 academic year. Your school may have students who’d be keen to apply.


Eight scholarships are available encouraging Māori and women to study the following degrees at University of Canterbury:

  • Bachelor of Forestry Science or
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) with a major in Forest Engineering


These scholarships allow Māori (any gender) and women (any ethnicity) to study and start careers in the forestry sector, making New Zealand’s forestry workforce more diverse.

Keystone Applications close 14th August

Do you want to study at tertiary level for a career in the property, construction and infrastructure sectors?  Keystone Trust has a number of Study Awards available for school leavers who meet our eligibility criteria and will be taking up their first year of tertiary study in 2021

Keystone Study Awards include a $15,000 scholarship paid over three years plus mentoring, work opportunities, access to work experience, workshops, an alumni network and guidance along the way. We have 10 of these scholarships available this year!

Applications close Friday 14 August, 2020.
For more information on eligibility please visit our website
or please contact us at:

Money Hub

University Scholarships for Year 13 Students
MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has updated its directory of hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university in 2021. 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

Are you of Maori descent and wanting to study at Otago University?

Applications are now open for the Poutama Scholarships. These are fully-funded scholarships that provide a wonderful opportunity for students of Māori descent (entering year 12 or 13 in 2021) to participate in the weeklong Hands-On at Otago programme. The successful applicants will travel to Dunedin from 10-15 January 2021 to experience a week of serious fun!

To apply online for both Hands-On at Otago and a Poutama scholarship, please use this link:

For general information on Hands-On at Otago:

All scholarship applications must be received by Friday 25 September 2020.