Scholarships 2022 are open now!

It’s time! Whitireia Foundation Scholarships for 2022 are open to all domestic students studying at Whitireia Polytechnic Campuses. Apply before 25th February!

Please ensure you read and complete the Application Guide and Form.  If you are currently studying at Whitireia and are returning in 2022, please ensure your Tutor or Programme Manager completes the Progress Report

Great news! We’ve extended the closing date – please do get your applications in, as there will be no extensions beyond the closing date – 25th February 2022.

If you’ve been thinking of studying in 2022 and wondering how to make it work financially, then a scholarship could be just the thing. Have a read over the Application Guide and if you think you meet the criteria, go ahead – apply! We love to see you succeed 🙂

Scholarships 2021 – Congratulations to our amazing students!

Class of 2021 – Congratulations!

March is the month we introduce our Whitireia scholarship recipients to their incredible sponsors in a moving ceremony, also attended by proud whānau. This year has been all the more special, given the Alert Level events of 2020 meant we had no opportunity to gather to celebrate our recipients in the previous year.  

2020 was a challenging year for students everywhere. With the various Covid Alert Levels, and much study moved online, it is significant that many of our 2020 recipients have again been awarded a scholarship in 2021 – those students met their challenges and they excelled. We salute their enthusiasm and their commitment. To all our recipients for 2021 – gaining a scholarship is no small achievement – we’re proud of you!

Who are our recipients and their sponsors in 2021?

Alpha NZ Ltd Scholarship

Salma Abdi Gurey  – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 3)

Atareira Scholarship

Lyana Ross  – Bachelor of Social Work (Year 3)

Nicole Tildesley  – Bachelor of Social Work (Year 3)

Compass Health Scholarship

Petelo Alosio – Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) Year 3

Daley Foaese – Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) Year 2

Lucinda Solomon – Bachelor of Nursing (Māori) Year 3

Belinda Whare – Bachelor of Nursing (Māori) Year 2

Controlled Building Services Scholarship

Jamie Laupama – Bachelor of Social Work (Year 3)

EFTPOS Vending Scholarship

Jonathan Kortens – Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) Year 2

Elite Services Scholarship

Natalya Berkland – Bachelor of Social Work (Year 1)

Ford Sumner Lawyers Scholarship

Luke Morgan – Bachelor of Social Work (Year 3)

Foster + Melville Architects Scholarship

Luci McDougall – Bachelor of Creativity (Performing Arts) Year 3

Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors Scholarship

Courtney-Lee Russell – Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) Year 1

Graduate Women Wellington

Rongomaiwahine Diahnn Higgins-Herewini – Bachelor of Information Technology (Year 3)

Kirk-Burnnand Family Scholarship

Chyenne Katu – Bachelor of Information Technology (Year 3)

Precious Williams-JudkinsBachelor of Social Work (Year 3)

Maude Miller

Amy McBride – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 3)

Nikau Foundation

Jude Campbell – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 1)

Cathy Chen – Bachelor of Information Technology (Level 2) 

Bianca Gray – Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) Year 3

Isla Graham –  Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) Year 2

Ashween Kumar – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 2) 

Kylie Moeahu – Bachelor of Social Work (Year 1)

Amy O’Grady – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 1)

Ngarangikapitiao Riddell – Bachelor of Nursing (Māori) Year 2

Shayna Turua – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 3)

Jenny Yu – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 3)


Mahina Aiono – Bachelor of Nursing (Māori) Year 1

Jasmine Fitness – NZ  Certificate in Business Administration & Technology (Level 3)

Porirua City Council Scholarship

Ocean Teare – NZ Diploma in Screen Production (Level 5)

Red Wolf Security Scholarship

Aretaiki Pokoati – NZ Diploma in Information Technology (Level 5)

Whitireia Foundation/Ngati Toa Scholarship

Grierwyn Taitua – Bachelor of Nursing (Maori) Year 3

Whitireia Foundation Scholarship

Samantha Pratt – Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) Year 2

Tyla Cavanagh – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 1)

Leena Prasad – Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) Year 3

William Campbell Memorial Scholarship

Rahat Arif – Bachelor of Nursing (Year 2)

The Whitireia Foundation would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors named above – you’re amazing!

We’ll add some more pics from our 2021 ceremony as soon as we can. In the meantime, here are a few from earlier years.

Scholarships 2020

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.

Whitireia Foundation 2021 Scholarship Guide and Form

You can find more on the Whitireia NZ website.

Please read the Whitireia Foundation Application Guide before you start filling in your Application Form

You can also find out about our eligibility criteria in the Guide.

If you are currently studying with Whitireia and are returning in 2021, your Tutor or Programme Manager can complete this Progress Report to be submitted with your application.

Fill in the form online or print it. Drop your completed application off at the Whitireia Information & Enrolment Centre, post to Whitireia at the address below, or email

Check out this page for tips on filling in your application.

Give it a go – we love to see you succeed – Good luck!

Learner Journey DX Box SX 33459
3 Wi Neera Drive, Porirua 5022, New Zealand
0800 944 847

Leading and illuminating our communities through tertiary education

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! 

Whitireia Prospectus 2016 out now!

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Click this image to take a look now.

Packed with even more study options than last year, check out Whitireia Prospectus 2016.

You can pick up a hard copy from one of the Whitireia campuses FREE.

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