Toi Ohomai Peter Bulfield Memorial Scholarship

Peter Bulfield was a dedicated and long-serving business administration and management tutor at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s legacy institution, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Peter passed away suddenly in 1994 and Toi Ohomai continues to award these scholarships in his memory. Colleagues remember Peter as “very kind, very compassionate, and someone who believed all students had the potential to achieve.”


This scholarship is open to full-time students who are completing the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) course at Toi Ohomai in Semester 1, 2022, and who intend to continue their studies with the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4) at Toi Ohomai in Semester 2, 2022.

Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.


Applicants must demonstrate a highly focused intention to succeed within the business administration field. The financial circumstances of each applicant will also be considered by the selection panel.



Two $750 individual scholarships to assist with the payment of Semester 2 course fees, or alternatively, if a scholarship recipient is eligible for a New Zealand Government fees free subsidy, a study grant of the same value will be paid directly to the recipient.

Closing date

Application Requirements

You are required to submit the following with your application:

  • A statement detailing why you think you deserve to be the recipient of the Peter Bulfield Memorial Scholarship. This will include your career plans, your achievements to date, your personal strengths, any community or sporting interests you have, how your Toi Ohomai business administration studies will help you achieve your goals, and how the financial support offered by this scholarship may be critical to your success. Maximum 250 words.
  • A written reference from a person who knows you well (not a family member), who can explain why you should be selected for this scholarship.

Contact information

Scholarships Office

Executive Support (Scholarships)

0800 86 46 46

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Executive Support (Scholarships), Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Private Bag 12001, Tauranga