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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.

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Who can I talk to about scholarship applications?

Contact the Pasifika liaison at universities or polytechnics to find out more about scholarships for Pasifika peoples. You can also approach community and church leaders, as they often have information about scholarships and funding opportunities for Pasifika students.

Salainaoloa Wilson

"I am a bit disappointed that I didn't try for scholarships before. Sometimes you don't apply because you think you are not good enough. What people have to realise is that some scholarships don't even have any applicants."

Salainaoloa Wilson, Tertiary Student

What can I look at for scholarships?

Below are links to some of the main websites and publications that have Pasifika scholarship information.

givME database of scholarships

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

givME is a searchable database of over 4,000 scholarships. You can enter in your details and the database will match you with possible scholarships you could apply for.

You can use givME for free at:

  • about 240 secondary schools
  • most universities and many polytechnics
  • public libraries
  • some community centres.

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

Aniva Scholarships

Provider: Ministry of Health

Website: http://www.moh.govt.nz

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Value:

Refer to Funder

Closing date:

Applications closed 4 January.

Ko Awatea Health Scholarships

Provider: Counties Manukau District Health Board

Website: http://www.countieshealthjobs.com/healthcouldb4u/where-start/scholarships

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Value:

Maximum of $5,000

Closing date:

Applications closed 15 December 2014.

New Zealand Institute of Sport Scholarships

Provider: New Zealand Institute of Sport

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

Read more

Value:

Tuition Fees

Closing date:

Please contact NZIS

New Zealand Pacific Scholarships

Provider: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Website: http://bit.ly/1vUQEc3

Read more

Value:

see 'Addtitional Information'

Closing date:

Dates vary please visit www.aid.govt.nz/scholarships/

New Zealand Regional Development Scholarships

Provider: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Website: http://bit.ly/1vUQEc3

Read more

Value:

Support for tuition, living costs and return airfares.

Closing date:

Closing dates vary each region

Updated 22 May 2015