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TeachNZ Te Huawhiti Career Changer Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

Fees plus $30,000 per year

Closing dates for applications

Next: 5 June 2020

Length of award

limited to three years
 

Number of awards offered

85

Purpose of award

The scholarship is designed to assist applicants studying to teach any subject in any sector. 
Undergraduate or graduate, if you are enrolled on, or plan to enrol on, any approved teaching programme this could be the scholarship for you!

Selection criteria

To be eligible, you are required to:
Be changing your career or profession to teaching
OR
Be an unqualified teacher currently working in a school (such as a Teacher Aide) have a Limited Authority to Teach or a kaiārahi I te reo
AND
Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
Be enrolled on, have applied for, or be intending on enrol on an approved qualification.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

If you receive a TeachNZ Career Changer Māori Medium Scholarship you are required to teach in Māori-medium classrooms (years 1-8) with an immersion level of 1 (where lessons are taught in te reo Māori between 81-100% of the time) or level 2 (where lessons are taught in te reo Māori between 51-80% of the time) for a stipulated time after you graduate.

This is called a 'bond period'. You must complete your bond period within a certain time after finishing your teacher education. Typically, a bond period is two years for every year a scholarship is received. If your application is successful TeachNZ will send you the Terms and Conditions of the Scholarship Agreement, which will outline your bond period.

If your application is successful TeachNZ will send you the Terms and Conditions of the Scholarship Agreement, which will outline your bond period.

How do students apply?

You will be able to apply online or by post.
There will be three application rounds, to ensure you get the greatest opportunity to apply and the chance to reapply should they be unsuccessful in an earlier round.

Please see below link "Application Form" for these details.
Regulations
Online Application Form
Application Form
Application Guide

How and when do students learn of the decision?

We will let you know when we have received your application. Please contact us if your application has not been acknowledged within one week of the closing date. We will consider your application and let you know via post whether you have been offered a scholarship.

Please be aware, that due to the limited availability of the Te Huawhiti Career Changer Scholarship (85) they may all be allocated before the third round.

Decision makers

The programme for 2020 is open to more people
Apply and find out more at TeachNZ.govt.nz


Applications are awarded by an independent panel after each round. As well as judging an application on its merit the panel also consider how an application aligns with the aims of the scholarship programme. The panel will positively weight applicants with Māori and Pacific cultural capabilities and those that intend to teach Science, Technology, Maths, te reo Māori or in ECE and Māori Medium settings. Positive weightings will be flexible and will may change dependent upon teacher supply pressures.

We hold cultural competencies, passion and life experience in the same regard as your academic history. Our application form is designed to let you show this off!

History or background of award

  A Te Huawhiti scholarship provides financial assistance so the loss of income you experience while studying is not a barrier to obtaining a teaching qualification.

Additional information

We hold cultural competencies, passion and life experience in the same regard as your academic history. Our application form is designed to let you show this off!

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact

TeachNZ
Ministry of Education
PO Box 1666, Thorndon, Wellington 6140
0800 165 225
http://www.TeachNZ.govt.nz
teachnz.admin@education.govt.nz

Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently. The administrator of this record last updated this information in February 2020.