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 can I find out 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.

There are also websites and publications that have Pasifika scholarship information.

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

Salainaoloa Wilson

Tertiary Student

givME database of scholarships

Two female Pasifika students at a library computer

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.

Awarua Trust Scholarship

Provider: The Awarua Trust

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

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Value:

Up to $2000 (or more by approval).

Closing date:

Next: 30 November 2017

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

Ko Awatea Health Scholarships 2017

Provider: Counties Manukau District Health Board

Website:

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Value:

Maximum of $5,000

Closing date:

2017 training grants Applications for 2017 are now open on the grants portal.

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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Value:

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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Value:

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

Closing date:

2017 training grants Applications for 2017 are now open on the grants portal.

Barbara Wood Memorial Foundation Scholarships

Provider: Barbara Wood Memorial Foundation

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

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Value:

Up to $1,000.00 depending on the need and cost of the course being undertaken.

Closing date:

Applications must reach the Secretary by 3.00 p.m. Wednesday 31 January 2018 on the official application form (

Updated 25 Aug 2016