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.

Pacific Health Scholarships 2017

Provider: Victoria University of Wellington

Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

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Value:

Contribution to course fees. (see "Additional Information").

Closing date:

Next: 1 February 2017

Pacific Islands and Polynesian Education Foundation: Norman Kirk Memorial Trust Scholarships

Provider: Pacific Islands and Polynesian Education Foundation

Website: http://www.education.govt.nz/further-education/scholarships/pipef-scholarships/

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Value:

$1,000

Closing date:

Next: 31 March 2017

Available annually closing on 31st March. 2016 applications closing date extended to 7 April.

Pacific Islands and Polynesian Education Foundation: Undergraduate Scholarship

Provider: Pacific Islands and Polynesian Education Foundation

Website: http://www.education.govt.nz/further-education/scholarships/pipef-scholarships/

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Value:

Maximum of $950

Closing date:

Next: 31 March 2017

Applications close 31 March each year. 2016 closing date has been extended to 7 April.

Teupoko'ina Utanga Morgan Memorial Award

Provider: New Horizons for Women Trust

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

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Value:

Up to $5,000

Closing date:

Next: 17 April 2017

Applications open 1 March each year

Awarua Trust Scholarship

Provider: The Awarua Trust

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

Read more

Value:

At the descretion of the Trustees

Closing date:

Next: 30 June 2017

For important info see "How do students apply".

Updated 25 Aug 2016