Yes! Scholarships for 2023 are opening soon!
The Whitireia Foundation will launch its scholarships in October 2022.
While our March Scholarships Awards Ceremony for our 2021 intake was attended by proud whānau, students and their generous Sponsors, in 2022, due to Covid-19, we were unable to meet and congratulate all our incredible scholarship recipients in person. We have met many of you, and we love hearing that most of you have met with your sponsors too. We and our sponsors are always delighted to read the letters that arrive all through the year, describing what a difference a scholarship makes!
Congratulations to all who received Awards in 2022. We very much hope that some of you who are continuing your study, will apply again for 2023.
If you are thinking of applying, take some time to check the application criteria below, and if it sounds like you, then go ahead and apply!
Please ensure you read and complete the Application Guide and Form. If you are currently studying at Whitireia and are returning in 2023 please ensure your Tutor or Programme Manager completes the Progress Report. Applications open in October and close on or around 28th January 2023.
Feel free to send any queries our way, just send a message through this website, or contact Whitireia’s Information & Enrolment Centre – details below.
Our scholarships provide financial assistance for tuition fees, unless otherwise specified. Some scholarships cover tools and other relevant materials such as laptops and software.
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.
Please check out the documents below if you are considering making an application for our 2023 scholarships, launching in October 2022.
Take a look at our Do’s and Don’ts Guide to help you in making your application.
We awarded more than 40 scholarships for 2022, up on the year before.
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 Ngāti Toa, law firm Ford Sumner, Compass Health, Porirua City Council, Elite Services, Alpha NZ Ltd, Graduate Women (Wellington) Charitable Trust , the Kirk-Burnnand family, Gee & Hickton, and Foster + Melville Architects. Thanks to our newer sponsors Atareira, Maude & Miller, Excel Digital and J A Russell Ltd, for continuing to be on board with us! We are also hugely grateful to the Nikau Foundation for supporting TEN students in 2022, carrying on the work started by the Porirua Trust.
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
Complete your application online or mail it:
Whitireia Foundation Scholarship Office
C/o Whitireia New Zealand Limited
Learner Journey Directorate
DX Box SX 33459
Wi Neera Drive Porirua 5240
Or drop off to:
Whitireia New Zealand Limited
Information and Enrolment Centre
3 Wi Neera Drive
Or email email@example.com
Keep a look out for the launch in October – Good luck with your application!
Scholarships are presented to successful recipients at an awards ceremony in the early part of the first semester.
General scholarship information
If you’d like to talk to Whitireia about your application or if you’d like an application form posted to you, please contact the Information & Enrolment Centre – details below.
» Be over 16 years old
» Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
» Be applying to enrol in a full-time, full year
programme of study at Whitireia (or WelTec, subject to stated conditions, including if your course is delivered on a Whitireia campus) in 2023
» Meet the entry requirements for their desired
programme of study
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.
Porirua Campus Opening hours:
Monday to Friday
8am to 5pm