Scholarship applications for 2017 are CLOSED.
The Whitireia Foundation will be calling for applications for 2018 in September. The scholarships will be open to domestic students planning to study at Whitireia campuses in 2018.
Our scholarships provide financial assistance for tuition fees, unless otherwise specified. In addition to a financial (or equivalent) award, some students will have paid work experience opportunities. Apprenticeships may follow for promising students completing their work experience. There are some scholarships that cover tools.
The documents below may be helpful to look over if you are considering making an application for next year’s scholarships. These forms apply to the 2017 year. We will be updating the forms and guide for 2018 scholarships, later in the year.
Whitireia Foundation_2017 Application_Guide (Read this first – 162KB PDF)
Current Whitireia students – Whitireia Foundation_Progress_Report
Take a look at our Do’s and Don’ts Guide to help you in making your application.
With $120,000 awarded in scholarships this year, ranging in value from $1000 to $3000, the Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of all our sponsors, many who have supported Whitireia and the Foundation for a number of years. These committed sponsors include Fuji Xerox NZ, Altrusa and Zonta International of Mana, Ngāti toa, law firm Ford Sumner, Compass Health, Porirua City Council, Trust Porirua, Graduate Women Wellington, the Wellington Ostomy Association and the Campbell, Sheppard, Kirk-Burnnand, and Simpson families. Into their third year as sponsors are Brittons House Movers, EftPos Vending Ltd, Wheelers Guardian Funeral Home, Red Wolf Security, ISS Services and the Derek Wootton Memorial Trust. Offering scholarships for the second time are the the Porirua Club, L & K Jujnovich, Foster Melville Architects and LT McGuinness Ltd. New for 2017, are scholarships offered through ProQuest and Noel Leeming Ltd. With our new sponsors on board, we have reached a milestone of 50 scholarships for 2017.
The selection committee considers three main criteria when considering applicants and selecting recipients. These are:
- demonstration of a genuine desire and ability to succeed in the chosen area of study
- financial circumstances
- personal achievement.
Scholarship applications for 2017 closed on 11 November 2016.
Scholarships were presented to successful recipients at an awards ceremony held in March 2017. Here are three of our wonderful recipients…
General scholarship information:
If you’d like to talk to Whitireia about your application or if you’d like an application form posted, please contact the Information & Enrolment Centre – details below.
- Be over 16 years of age
- Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident for two years
- Be enrolling in a full-time / full-year programme of study at Whitireia
- Meet the entry requirements for their desired programme of study
- Have been a full-time secondary student for six months prior to application or have recently completed at least 20 weeks fulltime study at Whitireia, or previous study (please specify)
The Information & Enrolment Centre (IEC) is the first point of contact for prospective and current students. IEC provides programme information, assistance with the enrolment process, student ID cards, career advice and fee payment facilities. Homestay arrangements and visa processing is available for international students.
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