Scholarships & Student Loans

 The POPO Foundation Programme Scholarship 2020 will open for applications on June 1st 2019.Applications will open on June 1st and close on August 1st so please encourage students to apply before the end of Term Two.  The POPO Foundation Programme is for Pacific students intending on studying Health Sciences at University. Foundation Year offers a university entrance qualification recognised by all New Zealand universities and the qualification prepares students academically for their first year of study. For further information, please contact                                                                                                 Visit after June 1st to apply!



We want to help students who are passionate about making a difference in their community! We currently have an exciting scholarship opportunity open to students from secondary schools in the Canterbury, Otago and Waikato regions. We have $5000 up for grabs this year – that’s ten $500 Coffee Culture Local Hero Scholarships available for students who need financial assistance to achieve their goals for their community-based project or initiative. Applications are open now until Wednesday 31st July 2019.  Winners will be notified in August.Local Heroes Application Form 2019 Local Heroes A1 Poster


Scholarship applications for 2020 are open now.

As mentioned previously we have been doing some work to make accessing scholarship information and the scholarship application process more straightforward for your students. With this in mind we have moved to an online application system, and listed our primary scholarships for high school students at the very front of the scholarships page –

Online applications can be accessed by clicking on the links for each scholarship and scrolling to the bottom for application information.


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. For further information please click on the link below. Applications close 15th of June 2019.


Student Loans

Study Link help students make informed choices about their student finance, how to apply for it and manage it online.

Click on the logo icon to see Study Link’s Website for student loans and allowances.







There are thousands of scholarships, grants and awards in New Zealand. Check it out: List of scholarships







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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