Thinking of studying in 2021? Take a look at the material in this post and check out our 2021 applications for scholarships opening in October 2020. Big thanks to our amazing Sponsors, who together support near 50 students every year.
Whitireia Foundation scholarships are for domestic students planning to study at Whitireia New Zealand. Most provide financial assistance for tuition fees, while some will cover materials like computers and other work tools. Some have an optional work experience component.
If you don’t meet the Free Fees criteria, we’re here for you! Take a look at the Scholarship Guide and Form and if you have questions, feel free to call or email Whitireia for more information.
Applications for 2020 closed 3 January 2020. Scholarships for 2021 are open from October.
The information below has been updated for scholarships in 2021 with a number of new sponsors, and a new application form. The closing date for applications is 10 January 2021.
A record number of students were awarded Whitireia Foundation scholarships for study in 2017. For this, we are grateful to our amazing sponsors, a good number who have been supporting Whitireia students for a decade or more. Take a look at our sponsors here. The families, trusts and businesses that are our sponsors, have all made a meaningful commitment to their community by supporting a student. A number of sponsors also provide mentoring and work placement opportunities.
Our students tell us they see this investment in them and their future as hugely significant. We know from their feedback that a scholarship is worth so much more than the money. Students respond to the faith shown in them by their sponsors and they commit themselves to doing their absolute best. We hear from our sponsors that they are motivated by seeing their student reach their potential, and they will support them in many ways to do that – from commissioning artworks, as in the case of one of our carving students, to regularly opening their business up to students to experience the workplace for themselves. We look forward to tracking the future achievements of students participating in mentorship and work experience, and to grow this part of our scholarship programme, based on the evidence we gather.
The Foundation extends grateful thanks to all our sponsors and to the students who have joined the Whitireia Foundation family, through being awarded scholarships this year. See photos from the Ceremony on Whitireia’s Facebook page here.
Reaching 50 scholarships for 2017 is a milestone for us. We also had a record number of applicants. We would love to be able to recognise more students, so fewer miss out. Our scholarships have grown from $70,000 awarded in 2011 to $120,000 in 2017. Our Trustees are committed to fostering enduring partnerships with our sponsors that will result in the continued growth of the scholarship fund, and most of all, in the attainment of student – and community – success.
If you are thinking about making a difference by sponsoring a student, please get in touch. You can use the comments section below to make an inquiry – your details will be kept confidential.
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