South Westland Community Activities Trust Entrance Awards

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What does the scholarship get me?

Up to $1,000 each.

Closing dates for applications

Next: 15 June 2021

See note in "Additional Information" regarding twin application dates.

Length of award

One year.

Number of awards offered


Purpose of award

The Entrance Awards are made solely to assist with programme fees and will take the form of a credit / refund against programme fees invoice.

Selection criteria

Students applying for this award must be able to demonstrate that they have lived south of the Taramakau River for at least one year at the time of application.
*The award is made primarily on the basis of the demonstrated potential of the individual to benefit from a full-time programme at Tai Poutini Polytechnic.
*The completed application form should include whatever supporting evidence the applicant wishes. The Awards committee will review all supporting evidence and may consult with any other person or persons in the course of its deliberation.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Notice of names of recipients of these awards may be printed in the three West Coast newspapers and in any approved Polytechnic publications.

How do students apply?

Download an Application Form and related documents here.
Application Form
Terms of Reference
Scholarship Page

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date.

Decision makers

The successful recipients of all Southland Westland Community Activities Trust Awards will be decided by the TPP Student Awards Committee plus a member of the South Westland Community Activities Trust, on the basis of information submitted by the applicants on the form supplied for this purpose. The decision of the Awards Committee is final and no review will be undertaken.

History or background of award

In 1994 Tai Poutini Polytechnic received a generous grant of $29,000 from the South Westland Community Activities Trust.
The following Awards have been established from that grant.

Additional information

Application dates fall twice yearly. 15 December for programmes commencing February (1stsemester) of the following year; or 15 June for programmes commencing July (2nd semester) of the same year.

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

The Chair of the TPP Awards Committee
Tai Poutini Polytechnic
Private Bag 607, Greymouth 7840, New Zealand
0800 800 411
(03) 768 4503


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 December 2020.