Scholarship applications for 2018 are now closed – start thinking about your application for 2019!
The Whitireia Foundation calls for scholarship applications in October each year with applications typically closing on 30 November. Our next round of scholarships are open to domestic students planning to study at Whitireia’s Porirua, Kāpiti and Wellington campuses in 2019.
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.
Please feel free to refer to the documents below if you are considering making an application for next year’s scholarships. These forms apply to the 2018 year so they will be updated in late September.
Whitireia Foundation_2018 Application_Guide (Read this first – 162KB PDF)
Take a look at our Do’s and Don’ts Guide to help you in making your application.
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, 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 forth year as sponsors for 2018 are Brittons House Movers, EftPos Vending Ltd, Gee & Hickton Funeral Home, Red Wolf Security, ISS Services and the Derek Wootton Memorial Trust. Offering scholarships for the third time are the the Porirua Club, L & K Jujnovich, Foster Melville Architects and LT McGuinness Ltd. Renewing their commitment for 2018, with their second year partnering with the Foundation to offer scholarships is Noel Leeming Ltd. With all our wonderful sponsors, and new ones coming on board mid-year, we reached our target of 50 scholarships for 2018.
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.
You can find information here on the Whitireia website https://www.whitireia.ac.nz/information-and-enrolment/scholarships/whitireia-foundation-scholarships/
Applications can be dropped off at the Library, posted to Whitireia or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck with your application – applications for 2019 will open 1 October 2018.
Scholarships are presented to successful recipients at an awards ceremony in the early part of the first semester. Here are three of our wonderful recipients for 2017.
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 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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