There's a common misconception that scholarships are only for ‘straight A’ students but this is absolutely not true. Read through the list below and you'll see they're for all kinds of students, from all walks of life.
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|Graduate Diploma in NZ Immigration Advice Scholarship||1 year fees||12 Jan, 2024|
|Whakapumau Pae Tawhiti - Retention Scholarships (for Māori, Pacific and Learners with a Disability)||Each full-time scholarship has a value of $3,000||01 Feb, 2024|
|Toi Ohomai | Te Pūkenga Community Organisation Study Award||$500||01 Mar, 2024|
|Toi Ohomai | Te Pūkenga Study Award||$500-$1,000||01 Mar, 2024|
|EzyMigrate Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice Scholarship||$5,000||12 Jan, 2024|
|Toi Ohomai | Te Pūkenga Howie Hinton Memorial Scholarship||$1,500||19 Jan, 2024|
|Toi Ohomai | Te Pūkenga Environmental Management (Terrestrial) Scholarship||$750 x2||01 Mar, 2024|
|Share 2 Care Single Parent Scholarship||$2,000||01 Mar, 2024|
Other Scholarships and Funding Opportunities
|Te Ara Poutama – Maori and Pasifika Trade Training (MPTT)||Tuition fees (see course pages)||n/a|
|Youth Guarantee||Please enquire||n/a|
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Previous Scholarship Winners
Mahanawai Daniela is on track to become the first medical professional in her family but is already inspiring others to follow in her footsteps.
The 21-year-old is in her second year of the Bachelor of Nursing at Toi Ohomai and is one of the recipients of the inaugural Whakapumau Pae Tawhiti - Retention Scholarships.
Mahanawai is of Cook Island and Māori descent and hopes to inspire others to get into nursing, so they can help those in their communities.
“My mum is in social work, but we don’t have any doctors or nurses in our family. My cousins see me working towards my degree and they now want to be nurses.”
Mahanawai, a former Rotorua Girls’ High School student, was working at Rotorua Hospital as a receptionist in the Children’s Ward when she was…
Ko Te Arawa te Waka
Ko Kaituna te Awa
Ko Rangiuru te Maunga
Ko Tapuika te Iwi
Ko Ngāti Moko te hapu
Ko Mokotangataokotahi te marae
Te Au Waaka wants to be able to take care of her whānau and those in her community.
The Toi Ohomai student is in the second year of her Nursing degree and was one of the recipients of the inaugural Whakapumau Pae Tawhiti - Retention Scholarships.
Te Au knew she wanted to study close to home and despite her first option of midwifery not being available, she chose to pursue a career in nursing and hasn’t looked back.
“The more I thought about it, the more I realised that nursing was the right choice for me.”
The former Rotorua Girls’ High School student is…
Holly Gardner’s climbing skills are paying off, earning her two Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology scholarships to use during her sports diploma studies.
Having completed her final year at Rotorua Lakes High School, the Government’s fees free policy covered Holly’s first year tertiary fees, leaving her to pocket her $5000 High Performance Sports Academy (HPSA) scholarship. She was also one of 34 Secondary School Achiever Award winners, receiving a further $2500.
Holly’s sporting and volunteering efforts helped secure the scholarships when she applied for her New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Level 5) course.
She first started climbing when she was 10 years old and later represented New Zealand at the 2017 Oceania Sport Climbing Championships.…