TPT Group Business Scholarship

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What does the scholarship get me?

$5000 contribution to tuition fees

Closing dates for applications

Next: 23 October 2022

October each year

Length of award

One year of full-time study in the Bachelor of Business programme.

Number of awards offered

One scholarship

Purpose of award

TPT Group will provide the following scholarship to one AUT Bachelor of Business (Marketing) student annually.

Selection criteria

Applicants must be entering their third year of the AUT Bachelor of Business, majoring in Marketing and have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement in their tertiary study.
Applicants for these scholarships must;
          o   Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
          o   Be a full-time student enrolled at the time of application in their second year in the Bachelor of Business programme and majoring in Marketing
          o   Demonstrate a high level of academic achievement in their tertiary study up to the time of application

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

The award of this scholarship is conditional on the recipient gaining entry to and enrolling full-time in the second or third year of the Bachelor of Business programme, majoring in Marketing.
The successful candidate will be employed under a separate employment contract for four hours each week at the East Tamaki office of TPT Group for the duration of the award.

How do students apply?

Application for this scholarship is through the online scholarship application portal and will open in September.
Applicants must submit with their application a 250 word statement answering the following questions:

1.       What have you achieved in the last 12 months that you are proud of, and what have you learnt from it?
2.       What value do you think you will contribute to our marketing team at TPT Group Holdings?
3.       What are your learning and development goals in a marketing role?

A shortlist of applicants will then be invited to:
a)  An interview and five minute “Sell Yourself” sales pitch presentation to the Scholarship Selection Panel including a visual presentation e.g., PowerPoint Presentation, Portfolio, or Video Presentation.
b)  Shortlisted applicants must also submit a LinkedIn post based on a topic provided to them by TPT Group’s Marketing Lead.
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How and when do students learn of the decision?

The decision of the scholarship selection panel is final.  If the panel is of opinion that there is no applicant of sufficient merit, the scholarship will not be awarded.

Decision makers

AUT’s designated academics will shortlist three candidates for TPT Group Holding’s representative to progress to the interview stage with the scholarship selection panel.  This shortlist will be selected based on the initial applications submitted through the AUT Scholarships application portal.
The recipient will be selected by the scholarship selection panel comprising the Head of the Marketing Department or designate and TPT Group representatives.

History or background of award

TPT Group was founded in 1999 and since inception has acquired 11 businesses, has had eight successful start-up businesses, with several more underway.  TPT Group is about growing a great group of businesses through smart investment, innovation and people.

Additional information

·         TPT Group Bachelor of Business Scholarship will be offered on a contestable basis each year.
·         The scholarship covers tuition fees in the Bachelor of Business (Marketing) up to the value of $5,000
·         The successful scholar will be employed on a part-time basis with TPT Group for one year, including holiday work as mutually agreeable under a separate employment contract.

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

Trish Richardson
Acting Head of Office
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142
+64 9 921 9837


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 September 2022.