Category: Scholarships

Coffee Culture Local Hero Scholarships – to help young people in pursuit of their goals

The success of Coffee Culture has been built on the backs of great young people giving their guts to provide out of this world service and make great coffee. And we all know about the struggles of the families who live with third world challenges on the plantations that grow beans.

So, in 2010 we launched the Coffee Culture Charitable Foundation with two distinct aims. The first was to support young people in our communities to achieve their full potential. The CCCF makes scholarship grants of $500 available to teenagers every year to help them in pursuit of their goals. To date, we have given out 53 scholarships and have supported many different activities including: swimming, BMX racing, freestyle waterskiing, theatre, music, leadership, cycling, and surfing. The young people we help are amazing and we expect to see them do great things in the future.

Applications for 2019/2020 are open now. Click here to apply

Applications are open now and close on Wed 31 July. Winners will be notified in August.


PWC Scholarships for school leavers – Business, Acct, Eco, IT, Langs — NOW OPEN

PWC School Leaver Scholarships — applications NOW OPEN

The PwC Scholarship is extended to students who can demonstrate they can problem solve and have the ability to think outside the box. We are not only looking for Accounting students, we are keen to see those studying IT, Economics, Languages and Science to name a few. We look for alignment between choice of study and our business areas which include Assurance, Deals, Consulting, Tax – Corporate/Private Business and Legal.

Who’s Eligible? 

We’re looking for bright, talented, curious, hard-working problem solvers to join our Scholarship programme. To be eligible to apply:

  • Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Applicants should: Be a final year student at any secondary school in New Zealand
  • Students are eligible for our scholarship programme as long as there is an alignment between their choice of study and our business areas, which include Assurance, Deals, Consulting, Tax – Corporate/Private Business and Legal

Please find below the Scholarship Programme’s key dates;


MoneyHub – scholarships database

University Scholarships for Year 13 Students
MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has published a guide to hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university in 2020. 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 the MoneyHub Scholarship page


The scholarship page is free to use and always will be. Unlike GivMe, students can access the information at home and on their mobiles etc. We have published a number of tips for application success as well, designed to make the application process less stressful for your students.

Go to the MoneyHub website here and start searching.

$100m of Scholarships Available for School Leavers

It is absolutely worth spending time exploring all the potential scholarships available to you and putting together effective applications.



Keystone Scholarships now open — architecture, planning, property, surveying, engineering, construction


Scholarships for 2020 are NOW OPEN for school-leavers applying for courses related to the Property & Construction Sectors

Our 2020 Scholarships are now open!

Study Award Scholarships are available to school leavers that meet our eligibility criteria who are entering their first year of tertiary study in 2020. The Keystone scholarships are the most premium scholarships offered to students taking up studies that will bring them into the property and construction sector. The programme includes $5,000 a year for up to three years, mentoring, work opportunities and guidance along their journey.

Scholarships close on the 15th of August, 2019. For more information on eligibility please visit our website below. 

Read more about Keystone Scholarships here
Study Award Flyer
Study Award Application Form

Keystone Trust offers 10 scholarships each year to school leavers who want to study in the property and construction industry. This includes degrees like architecture, urban planning, property, land surveying, urban planning and engineering – and of course construction!

The scholarship is $15,000 over three years and includes peer and industry mentors, networking and pastoral care. Over 95% of our students have a job in their chosen field at graduation and many of those already working in the summers and part-time. The key thing that makes us different from other scholarships is that we offer so much more than money. We really care about our students, and we go out of our way to ensure that their transition to university is easy and that they thrive once they are there.

Otago Hockey & Otago Polytechnic 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. Two new scholarships will be awarded each year for the next three years.

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.

Read on for further information.


Massey University School-Leaver Scholarships open now

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.


What’s available?

As in previous years, we have 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. We would really appreciate it if you can share the link – – with your students so that they can start thinking about their future plans and how to finance them!


We hope the changes we have made will make the whole process a little more straightforward for you and your students, but if you have any questions at all please just get in touch.


Kind regards

The team at Massey




UC Electrical & Computer Engineering School Leaver Scholarships

New Zealand’s Centre of Excellence for electric power engineering

The EPECentre is New Zealand’s Centre of Excellence for electric power engineering, established in 2002 as a joint initiative between the electricity industry and the University of Canterbury. It acts as a link between the electricity industry and academia, and has three core areas of operation: Research & Innovation, Industry-Academia collaboration and Education.

This scholarship supports and promotes study in the (BE(Hons) degree programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Canterbury. The Electric Power Engineering Centre (EPECentre), which is fully funded by the New Zealand power industry through the Power Engineering Excellence Trust (PEET), established the scholarship in 2014. About half of the scholarships are reserved for women.

The online application system will begin accepting applications eight weeks before the closing date. Apply on-line


Applicants must be citizens of New Zealand or holders of New Zealand residence class visas. They must:
a. have completed, or be completing, a university entrance qualification, and have studied at secondary level in the year of application (or, in the case of a gap year, in the year immediately prior); or
b. be enrolled in the Intermediate Year of the programme for a BE(Hons) degree at the University; or
c. be enrolled in the First or Second Professional Year of a programme for a BE(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University.
Recipients are selected for a demonstrated commitment to, or interest in, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Electric Power Engineering.

$14,000 (up to)
4 years (up to)
Closing Dates
15 Aug 2019

How to apply for this scholarship

You may apply through this webpage approximately 8 weeks before applications close. If it’s possible to apply on-line for this scholarship there will be a link above to the on-line system. If the link is not provided, please download and complete the application form located below.

However, if the scholarship is managed by Universities NZ or another department of the University an External Website link will appear below and application instructions will be available through that link.


Application required onlyProspective StudentsUndergraduateDomestic StudentsElectrical and Electronic Engineering.

Below is the link to posters for scholarships offered to Y13 students who want to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering next year at the University of Canterbury.

Portal opens on 20 June and application deadline is 15 August.

Uni Otago REACH Scholarships for Y13 Maori students interested in a career in Health

R.E.A.C.H (REACH): Realising Educational Aspirations for Careers in Health, is a scholarship for Year 13 Māori secondary students interested in a career in health.

The REACH Scholarship provides a fully funded opportunity for Year 13 Māori students to spend three nights and two full days on the Otago University campus exploring health science degree options.
Flights, transfers, food and accommodation in a University of Otago Residential College are included.
REACH will help you gain an understanding of ‘life’ on campus and learn about health science study and
degree/career options at the University of Otago. You will participate in hands-on learning including lectures, labs and ‘tutes’, visit several of the University of Otago’s Residential Colleges and meet key Māori contacts on campus.

Applications are sought from full-time Year 13 students of Māori descent, who are currently enrolled in a New Zealand Secondary School and are considering studying at the University of Otago the following year. All applicants should be students who are completing their final year of secondary schooling and are likely to gain University Entrance (UE).

Application Process:
Every student must submit a completed application AND a confidential reference (from either their Principal, Deputy Principal, Assistant Principal or Year 13 Dean) via the online application tool at:

Selection Process:
Criteria for selection includes:
* The quality of the REACH Scholarship application
* Interest in a career in health
* Commitment to Māori development
* Academic ability
* The MHWDU’s strategic priorities relating to access and opportunity for Māori

Decisions made regarding the selection of students for the REACH Scholarship are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The University of Otago’s Māori Health Workforce Development Unit wishes to acknowledge the support received from the Ministry of Health.

Applications open 10th May and close 15th June.