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Scholarships, grants and awards for Pasifika students

There are many scholarships, grants and awards available to Pasifika students, so it pays to do some research to find the best one for you.

Where to find out about applying for scholarships

Contact community and church leaders, school career advisers or Pasifika liaison staff at universities and polytechnics for information about scholarships for Pasifika peoples.

Find scholarships online

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Search the givME database and find scholarships that are right for you

Useful websites for Pasifika scholarship information

StudySpy scholarships

Use the StudySpy website to explore scholarship opportunities in New Zealand.

givME scholarships

Use the Generosity New Zealand givME platform to explore scholarships and grants.

You can use givME for free at:

  • Citizens Advice Bureaux
  • public libraries
  • selected secondary schools, universities and polytechnics
  • selected community centres.

Below are some givME database Pasifika scholarships. They are only a small selection of those listed.

New Zealand Regional Development Scholarships

Provider: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Website: https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/aid-and-development/scholarships/types-of-scholarships

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Support for tuition, living costs and return airfares.

Closing date:

Next: 14 March 2019

Applications for the 2018 selection round for study beginning in 2019 are now OPEN.

The Deane Music Scholarship

Provider: Victoria University of Wellington

Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

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$40,000. See additional informationfor further details.

Closing date:

Next: 31 October 2019

New Zealand Institute of Sport Scholarships

Provider: New Zealand Institute of Sport

Website: http://www.nzis.co.nz/apply-to-study

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Tuition Fees.

Closing date:

Apply at any time. Please contact NZIS for more details.

Te Pou: Training Grant

Provider: Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui

Website: http://www.tepou.co.nz

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Up to $2,000 (including GST) dependant upon qualification undertaken.

Closing date:

Training grant applications are now closed

Awarua Trust Scholarship

Provider: The Awarua Trust

Website: http://www.awaruatrust.org.nz

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Up to $2000 (or more by approval).

Closing date:

Scholarship applications will be considered twice a year, in July and December.

Updated 24 Jan 2019