Yes! Scholarships have been awarded for 2021!
The Whitireia Foundation launched its scholarships for 2021 in October 2020. Our March Scholarships Awards Ceremony was attended by proud whānau, our amazing students and their generous Sponsors. Congratulations to all!
If you didn’t apply this year, take some time to check the application criteria below, and if it sounds like you, then apply for 2022! We’ll open applications around October. 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 2022 scholarships.
Whitireia Foundation 2021 Application Guide and Form (Tip – read the GUIDE through before completing the FORM)
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 Ngāti Toa, law firm Ford Sumner, Compass Health, Porirua City Council, Elite Services, Alpha NZ Ltd, Graduate Women (Wellington) Charitable Trust and the Campbell and Kirk-Burnnand families. Into their seventh year as sponsors for 2021 are EftPos Vending Ltd, Gee & Hickton Funeral Home, and Red Wolf Security. Offering scholarships for the sixth time are Foster + Melville Architects. Welcome to new sponsors Atareira, Maude & Miller and OCS, thank you for coming on board with us! We are also hugely grateful to the Nikau Foundation for supporting TEN students in 2021, carrying on the work started by the Porirua Trust.
We awarded 36 scholarships for 2021! With another three (Māori Health) scholarships to award mid-year from NZ Health Group. Big thanks to our wonderful sponsors who make it all possible.
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/
Mail your application:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck with your application for 2022!
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 in 2020
» Meet the entry requirements for their desired
programme of study
» Demonstration of a genuine desire and ability to
succeed in the chosen area of study
» Financial circumstances
» Personal achievement
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:
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