If you’d like to join us in 2020, keep an eye out for our2020 scholarships application, launching in early October.
Have you studied before and don’t qualify for Free Domestic Fees? If you need a helping hand to pay fees or buy materials, a scholarship might be just the thing. You’ll find Whitireia scholarship applications at the admin office or student hub, at Whitireia NZ’s Wellington and Porirua campuses, and you can download everything you need at whitireia.ac.nz.
Think your grades aren’t good enough? Give Whitireia a call on 0800 944 847 before completing your application – they can give you the best advice about your course selection. Our mission is about ensuring that cost is not stopping you from studying with Whitireia. So for us, it’s not all about grades. If you’re the first in your family to undertake tertiary study, let us know, we want to support you. If you want a great new job and need a qualification and some financial support to do it, we’re interested in hearing from you.
Check out the 2020 course prospectus, it’ll be out soon.
Let your enthusiasm and commitment to a programme of study shine through on your application, and take that step. We love to see you succeed.
Here are some happy snaps from our scholarship awards on 22 March this year.
If you’d like to join us in 2018, keep an eye out for our2018 application, launching in early October.
In October, you’ll find applications at the admin office or student hub, at Whitireia NZ’s Wellington and Porirua campuses, and you can download everything you need here or at whitireia.ac.nz.
Think your grades aren’t good enough? Give Whitireia a call on 0800 944 847 before completing your application – they can give you the best advice about your course selection.
Have you always wanted to work in health or IT, to be a qualified builder, a plumber, or auto-electrician? Maybe you’d like a career in fine art or performance, broadcasting, music or early-childhood teaching?
Our mission is about ensuring that cost is not stopping you from studying with Whitireia. So for us, it’s not all about grades. If you’re the first in your family to undertake tertiary study, let us know, we want to support you. If you want a great new job and need a qualification and some financial support to do it, we’re interested in hearing from you.
Check out the 2018 course prospectus, it’ll be out soon.
If you need a helping hand to pay fees or buy materials, a scholarship might be just the thing.
Let your enthusiasm and commitment to a programme of study shine through on your application, and take that step. We would love to see you in next year’s pics 🙂
At a lively and uplifting ceremony last week, more than $100,000 of scholarship awards were presented to 46 hard-working Whitireia students. Whitireia Foundation Chair, Tim Sheppard, did a fine job as master of ceremonies, speaking from the heart, as always.
The ceremony and after-match supper saw our students supported by a crowd of enthusiastic whanau, friends, and of course, their all-important sponsors. Guest speaker this year was the engaging Maria Uluilelata, Whitireia’s career consultant, who spoke about her learning journey.
This year, we were excited to present a high-spec laptop computer to one of our most hard-working journalism students. Other awards ranged from book grants, to tuition scholarships up to $3500-00 in value. As trustees, we have been moved by many of the letters of appreciation received in the past week from our student recipients – we share some of these with you on our students’ stories page.
Here are a few pictures from this year’s outstanding group of scholarship recipients. Congratulations to you all, and huge thanks to our sponsors – your contribution makes such a difference to many lives. To friends and whanau of our recipients, thank you for celebrating this year’s student scholarship awards with us – your participation means a great deal. Thanks also to our Whitireia support staff, with extra-special thanks to Donna Creary, organiser-extraordinaire. This event was attended by two new Trustees – welcome Izzy Ford and John Granville. We were also privileged to have with us two members of the Weltec/Whitireia Council. All of you helped make this event truly heart-warming.
Whitireia Foundation Scholarships are available to new and existing students studying at Whitireia. Recipients are selected on the twin criteria of merit and perseverance to succeed in spite of personal circumstances. Applications are open to students in October each year.
2014 Whitireia Foundation Scholarship recipients
Masei Alipia – Certificate in Foundation Education (Health Science)
Hamish Anderson – Bachelor of Applied Arts (Music)
Timothy Parker – Bachelor of Social Work
Jason van der Walk – Bachelor of Applied Business Studies
Sarah Whitaker – Bachelor of Applied Arts (Music)
Adam Wineera – Bachelor of Applied Arts (Toi Poutama)
Greg Young – Certificate in Carpentry
Diamond Henderson – Bachelor of Nursing Māori
Tifaimoana Iosefo – Bachelor of Nursing Pacific
Caroline Komene – Bachelor of Nursing Māori
Ailima Logologo – Bachelor of Nursing Pacific
Anaru Rima – Bachelor of Nursing Māori
Anneka Paul – National Diploma in Journalism (Multi-media)
Jacob Aldridge – Certificate in Plumbing, Drainlaying, Gasfitting and Roofing
Aidan Hutchison – Certificate in Automotive Engineering
Kauna Lopa – Certificate in Automotive Engineering
Farese Tasele – Certificate in Carpentry
Toanui Utia – Certificate in Electrical Engineering
Michele De Bes – Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic)
Julia Giblin – Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic)
Amy Matthews – Bachelor of Nursing Māori
Sarah-Jane Thorpe – Bachelor of Nursing
Rosalie Nicol – Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic)
Jill Sim – Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
Mahala Jay – Bachelor of Nursing
Matti Kernaghan – Bachelor of Nursing
Rose Nimarota – Bachelor of Nursing Pacific
Emma Millanta – Bachelor of Nursing
Alexandra Grace – Bachelor of Applied Arts (Creative Writing)
Sarah Coleman – Bachelor of Applied Arts (Music)
Jessie McDonald – Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
Desiree Hawkins – Bachelor of Nursing Māori
Kelly Waho – Bachelor of Nursing Māori
Phayphachit Chao – Certificate in Electrical Engineering
Dylan Daley – Certificate in Electrical Engineering
Regan Devadas – Certificate in Automotive Engineering
Stuart Foote – Certificate in Carpentry
Daniel Haarhoff – Certificate in Plumbing, Drainlaying, Gasfitting and Roofing
Kelemete Iasona – Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Advanced)
Samuel Jones – Certificate in Automotive Engineering
Choong Kim – Certificate in Carpentry
Desiree McKenzie – Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Advanced)
Anesu Makorimbo – Certificate in Plumbing, Drainlaying, Gasfitting and Roofing
Sui Ngun To – Certificate in Carpentry
Eden Shields – Certificate in Automotive Engineering
The Whitireia Foundation is a registered charitable trust, established in 1999 and responsible for managing and growing its scholarship fund, which today sits at close to $400, 000. Our aim is to expand educational opportunities for Whitireia students, to promote knowledge, interest and support for their educational activities. The foundation is pleased to offer a number of scholarships to students who are planning to study at Whitireia. These scholarships provide financial assistance towards tuition fees, unless otherwise specified.
Only the interest on the endowment fund is used for Foundation scholarships, preserving the capital fund. Scholarships are also provided by individuals, organisations and businesses. In 2011-2012, $70,000 was granted to forty-one students, who performed with exceptional results. 2013 saw $100,000 awarded to 50 students, with a similar amount going to students in 2014.
Recipients meet with their scholarship provider on a number of occasions throughout their time of study. Encouraged by the faith shown in them as recipients of a hard-won scholarship, and by the supportive learning environment Whitireia offers, near 100 per cent of our scholarship recipients complete their programme of study with success. Encouragement is seen by many of our students to have as much value as the monetary benefit they receive via their scholarship. The Foundation congratulates all of our scholarship recipients on their achievements.
Letters from our scholarship recipients tell of their experiences and demonstrate how the Whitireia Foundation is making a difference. There is so much satisfaction in seeing someone who receives a scholarship flourishing in their chosen career.
Scholarship application forms are available from the Information & Enrolment Centre (IEC) at the Whitireia Porirua campus. Applications for 2014 closed in October 2013.
Who are our Trustees?
Our Trustees are volunteers who live in the Porirua area and are passionate about expanding educational opportunities for all, whatever people’s personal circumstances. The Trustees are responsible for developing relationships with businesses and individuals who grant scholarships. Some have provided scholarships themselves. The Trustees efforts on behalf of the Foundation include growing awareness of the fund, ensuring the widest variety of people know of the opportunities available to them. The Trustees particular focus in 2012 and 2013 is to grow the fund, to benefit more students, and to provide a buffer for when interest rates are low and the return on the capital does not meet desirable levels. If you are in a position to fund a scholarship, the Foundation would very much appreciate hearing from you. You are welcome to contact one of our Trustees in confidence (click here to go to Trustee page) or email Whitireia at the address below.
Who can apply for a scholarship?
Scholarships are awarded on the twin criteria of merit and perseverance to succeed – despite personal circumstances.
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 if otherwise specified
Demonstration of a genuine desire and ability to succeed in the chosen area of study
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.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview with a selection panel.
The scholarship must be used for programme fees unless otherwise stated and must be used in the year it is awarded.
The Whitireia Foundation reserves the right to not award a scholarship should the Trustees decide that there are no eligible candidates.
Recipients are expected to pay programme fees prior to the start of their study in 2014. 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.
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.
Successful applicants will be required to participate in promotional activities or publicity.
If the recipient withdraws or transfers to another programme, it is expected that the scholarship will be repaid to the Foundation.
Applicants must be willing to have their progress monitored and provide a statement of achievement at the end of the scholarship year.
The decision of the Trustees is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors.
Whitireia is pleased and proud to support the valuable work of the Foundation.
Phone 0800 944 847 for more information on scholarships