Your Scholarship Application – Do’s and Don’ts

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There are a number of criteria and some terms and conditions you should be aware of before you apply for a Whitireia Foundation Scholarship. You’ll find them below. There are also some do’s and don’ts to making a winning application. We share them here:


  • Show us your enthusiasm and willingness to work hard to succeed
  • Use your own voice in your application – be yourself
  • Read carefully all the terms and conditions, before you get started
  • Call us on 0800 944 847 or email if you have questions
  • By all means have someone you trust read over your application and provide feedback


  • Give up because you are not an academic star

Selection criteria

  • Demonstration of a genuine desire and ability to succeed in the chosen area of study
  • Financial circumstances
  • Personal achievement
Scholarship Recipients 2015
Scholarship Recipients 2015

Terms and conditions

1 Scholarships will be awarded by the Whitireia Foundation on the basis that the information supplied is true and correct. The foundation reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship if the information provided is incorrect.
2 Applicants may be required to attend an interview with a selection panel.
3 The scholarship must be used for programme fees unless otherwise stated and must be used in the year it is awarded.
4 The Whitireia Foundation reserves the right to not award a scholarships should the Trustees decide that there are no eligible candidates.
5 Recipients are expected to pay programme fees prior to the start of their study. Scholarship funds will be credited to their Whitireia student account after the receipt of the award at the Whitireia Foundation Scholarship Ceremony early in the academic year.
6  Recipients and their families will be invited to attend an awards ceremony to be held early in the academic year. Recipients are required to attend to receive their scholarship. 
7 Successful applicants will be required to participate in promotional activities or publicity.
8 If the recipient withdraws or transfers to another programme, it is expected that the scholarship will be repaid to the Foundation.
9 Applicants must be willing to have their progress monitored and provide a statement of achievement at the end of the scholarship year.
10 The decision of the Trustees is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
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2 thoughts on “Your Scholarship Application – Do’s and Don’ts”

    1. Kia ora Huia, One scholarship application is accepted per student,. Choose whichever is most appropriate to you and your study area, or go for one of the general ones. Also worth noting, if you are awarded a scholarship by another provider, this one would become invalid. Good luck!

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