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Students are encouraged to find out about what Scholarships are on offer, and which ones they would be eligible for. The Careers NZ website has an up to date list of scholarships (http://www.careers.govt.nz/education-and-training/scholarships-grants-and-awards/)
BreakOut is a searchable database of more than 2200 funding schemes, scholarships and grants for New Zealanders. Nelson College students can access BreakOut to search their funding eligibility. Don't miss out! Visit BreakOut and see the Careers team for more information. For example in the Science area, the Bayerboost Scholarship and the Energy Fruit for Life Scholarship are open to senior students.
Nelson College Scholarships
The College offers a Trades Academy Scholarship. Read more under http://www.nelsoncollege.school.nz/scholarships.
DreamCatcher has a list of full list of Scholarships. (https://app.dreamcatcher.school.nz/helpful-contacts/scholarships)
Make sure you populate your profile in DreamCatcher with your achievements, awards, part time work and extra curricula activities https://app.dreamcatcher.school.nz/login/
Many scholarship applications require a school reference or nomination. Be prepared to submit information to Mrs Gray by mid August to ensure your application is completed.The Careers team needs at least two weeks in advance of the advertised Scholarship deadline.
- AUT University
- Lincoln University
- Massey University
- Auckland University
- Canterbury University
- Otago University
- Victoria University (Wellington)
- Waikato University
- NZVCC undergraduate and postgraduate awards
Tips on filling in scholarship application forms (adapted from University of Canterbury guidelines)
Use the check list if one is provided to ensure you have completed all of the requirements
If a list of documents is requested; supply the documents in the order in which they are requested
Type your application if possible
If you are handwriting your application, use the same style of writing and pen throughout the application in neat, legible handwriting
Only provide a Curriculum Vitae (CV) if this is requested. If a CV is not requested it will not benefit your application
Do not provide original documents. Please ensure that they are certified copies
Complete all the sections of the application form
Do not bind or staple your application
Date and sign the privacy provisions
Research the scholarship you are applying for
Make sure you get as much information about the scholarship as possible. It is perfectly acceptable to write, call or email the provider of the scholarship to ensure you have full details of application procedures and what will be expected of the successful applicant.
If the scholarship entails a particular project, find out the full objectives and intended methodology of the project. If the scholarship is being funded by a private enterprise, gather as much information as you can about the company, its philosophy and its goals.
Most university scholarships require that you have ‘admission’ into the university
Also check to ensure that you meet any eligibility restrictions, such as gender, age, nationality, indigenous or other special group and only apply if you definitely match the eligibility criteria.
Apply for each scholarship separately
Do not use the same application to apply for two separate scholarships. Each scholarship will have its own particular requirements and if you use a previous application you may miss addressing vital and particular criteria of the new scholarship.
Late applications are not accepted - enough said!
Your referees are very important. Make sure they know which scholarships you have listed them as a referee in. Ensure they are the appropriate people to provide the kind of information about you that the selection committee will need to know. For example, if they need to know about your research capabilities, ensure the referee you provide has supervised your research work before or has some other knowledge of your capabilities. Provide your referee with some background on the scholarship you are applying for.
Your statement is very important nad needs to reflect your views, aspirations, ajor influences on your life, drivers and why you have chosen the paty you have. One paragraph statements are not long enough. This is your opprotunity to talk about yourself and sell yourself to the panel.
Keep in contact and read all correspondence
Provide accurate and current contact details (include an email address if possible) and make sure you or a nominated person responds to an offer of a scholarship. Sometimes successful scholarships are lost because candidates do not respond to the offer letter in sufficient time because their address is wrong or they are on holiday and the scholarship is then offered to another candidate.
Victoria University Excellence and Achiever Scholarships
$5,000-10,000 Excellence, Achiever, Maori, Pasifica Scholarships Applications are available in limited numbers from Victoria University. Read more here at Other Scholarships
- AMP Scholarships
- Arrow International
- Russell McVeagh Law Scholarship
- Keystone Trust Student Scholarship
- IPENZ Foundation Engineering Scholarship
- McKee Trust Tertiary Scholarship