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There are thousands of scholarships, grants and awards in New Zealand.

Check out these tips to help you start! –Scholarship Presentation

Scholarships can apply to different education levels, such as a diploma or Master’s degree, and can also vary in what they cover.  For example, some scholarships 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

To get a scholarship, you need to meet certain criteria, which can be based on things like:

  • 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.


Check out the Scholarship database givMe  available at the Public Libraries or you can access it from home if you have a Public Library card and PIN.  You enter details  about yourself and proposed area of study and a search  is made for suitable scholarships.


Scholarships from Universities, Polytechnics and Wānanga

Many Universities, Polytechs and other education providers offer their own scholarships, grants and awards. There’s often a scholarships officer or career adviser who can tell you what scholarships you may be eligible for (whether they’re offered by the university or by someone else).  These tertiary education providers may also have a list of scholarships on their websites, including eligibility criteria and application forms.

To find out more, check out the different options from the education providers listed under the Tertiary Providers tab.


Other Scholarships Available


Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand Culinary Institute is excited to announce that they are now offering scholarships for domestic students interested in studying cookery, patisserie, and culinary management.

The first scholarship is for the Bachelor of Culinary Arts and Business Programme which is a degree that teaches the practical skills required to manage and run a business.

The second scholarship is for Diplome de Cuisine and Diplome de Patisserie programmes, that teaches students, who are interested in becoming cuisine or pastry chefs, how to master the necessary skills to create refined, high-quality dishes through a combination of demonstrations, practical sessions, and theory lessons.

To Find Out More about each individual scholarship available, click on links below to access Le Cordon Bleu’s website.

Bachelor of Culinary Arts & Business
Diplome De Cuisine or Diplome De Patisserie








Keystone Trust 2019 Scholarships are now open (closing on 24 August) Study Award Scholarships are available to school leavers entering their first year of University in 2019.  They will also award six Key Partner Scholarships to students already studying at tertiary level.

The Keystone Study Award is the most premium scholarship available to students entering the property and construction sector. The scholarship comes with three years of financial assistance, as well as mentoring and networking opportunities across all of our sponsor family which far outweighs the monetary contribution.  In 2019 they also have two new awards for school leavers:

the Kiwi Property Scholarship and the Miles Construction Scholarship

Each award has its own criteria, so take a look at their website to learn more.

For more information, click here to view the Keystone Study Awards Flyer or click here to access their website.




Every year AMP gives away a Study Start Scholarship worth up to $10,000 to young Kiwis with a dream.

The criteria to apply for this scholarships is simple: it’s open to any year 12 or 13 student (must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident) who is planning on attending a tertiary institute the following year. Being a straight A student isn’t expected, only a passion and determination to pursue a dream and make a positive difference in New Zealand.

For everything you need to know about the AMP Study Start Scholarship, visit

So view their information brochure – AMP1




Coffee Culture Charitable Foundation
Secondary School Scholarships

Since 2010, the Coffee Culture Charitable Foundation has given financial assistance to local youth to help them achieve their sporting, cultural or academic goals.

This year they are looking for students who are actively giving back to their communities and need a hand to do even more.  If you are at high school or know someone who is, and want our help (and money) to do good in your hood, apply now for a 2018 Local Heros Scholarship.


To find out more head to Coffee Culture’s website; or

Click on the following link for an Application form – Local-Heroes-Application-Form-2018.  These need to be completed and sent in before 7th July 2018.