Scholarships are OPEN for 2016

Interested? Get your application in by the end of October 2015.
Interested? Get your application in by the end of October 2015.

Planning your study for 2016? Thinking about applying for a scholarship?

We have over 40 scholarships to award next year, in all kinds of study areas, from Paramedics and Health Science, Automotive and Electrical Engineering, to Early Childhood Education and Journalism.

You might be new to tertiary study, or in your final year, you might be 18 or a mature student – we have a range of scholarship opportunities. For example, our building and construction tools scholarship through Maycroft, is for a graduating student and has the potential to turn into a paid apprenticeship for the right person.

Here’s a taster of the scholarships we have on offer for 2016.

ISS Services Ltd $5,000 towards the study fees of children of ISS Service staff who are planning to study at Whitireia. If no such students apply then the funds are open to other applicants. J.V. Simpson Scholarship $2,500 to be used in the memory of J.V. Simpson to an applicant studying Early Childhood Education. Kirk-Burnnand Family $2,500 to be used for one or more scholarships at the discretion of the trustees. Maycroft Construction Ltd $1,500 voucher towards the purchase of tools for a selected graduating civil construction student, along with a three month paid work trial period that may lead to an apprenticeship. New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women (Wellington) Three scholarships of $3000 to female students in a degree or diploma programme who have had to overcome hardship in order to undertake their chosen course of study….read the Application Guide for more

Before you get to work on your application, please check out the Do’s and Don’ts – useful tips on what to say in your application and how to say it.

Keen to have a go?  Get your application in before the end of October 2015! 

Scholarships for 2015

The Whitireia Foundation is pleased to offer a number of scholarships to students planning to study at Whitireia NZ campuses in 2015.

The Foundation has been successful in securing a range of sponsors for 2015. New scholarships are offered through ISS NZ, Maycroft Construction, Red Wolf Security and Wheeler’s Guardian Funeral Home.

The scholarships provide financial assistance for tuition fees, unless otherwise specified. New for 2015, in addition to a financial (or equivalent) award, are paid work experience opportunities with Maycroft Construction. Apprenticeships may follow for promising students completing their work experience with Maycroft.

With around $100,000 awarded in scholarships each year, 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 NZAltrusa and Zonta International of Mana, law firm Ford Sumner, Compass Health, Porirua City CouncilGraduate Women Wellington, the Wellington Ostomy Association and the Campbell, Sheppard, Kirk-Burnnand and Simpson families.

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 and personal achievement.  You can see a list of our scholarship recipients for 2015, in the Autumn Newsletter.

General scholarship information:

Applications for 2015 closed at the end of October 2014. If you’d like to talk about your current application, or are thinking of applying for 2016, you’re welcome to contact the Information & Enrolment Centre – details below.

Applicants must:

  • 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 full-time study at Whitireia, or previous study (please specify)

For more information on our scholarships, call 0800 944 847, email us at Whitireia or click here to read more on the Whitireia website. You may also want to check out Your Scholarship Application – Do’s and Don’ts on this website.

Below are the 2015 Application Guide and Application form:

Whitireia Foundation 2015 Scholarship Application Guide (162KB PDF)

Whitireia Foundation 2015 Application Form (168KB PDF)

Scholarship applications for 2015 closed on 31 October 2014. 

Scholarships will be presented to successful recipients at an awards ceremony held in March 2015.

Prospectus 2015 is here!

Whitireia NZ’s shiny new Prospectus 2015 is here.

You can grab your own freshly pressed copy from any Whitireia campus.

Want to check it out right now? Click on the image:

Whitireia NZ Prospectus 2015
Whitireia New Zealand Prospectus 2015