Category: Scholarships

2021 Yamada O’Regan Secondary School Scholarships

2021 applications for this year’s round of Yamada O’Regan Secondary School Scholarships. Registered Ngāi Tahu rangatahi have until Wednesday 31st March to apply.

Scholarship Eligibility/Criteria

To be eligible for a Yamada O’Regan Secondary School Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a registered Ngāi Tahu member
  • Be enrolled at a New Zealand secondary school studying in years 10, 11, 12 or 13
  • Be achieving academic success in at least three school subjects
  • Be involved in whānau, hapū or iwi-related activities
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Be able to explain the difficulties/hardships that may prevent them from completing their current school year and or successful attainment of a secondary school qualification.
  • How to apply?

    Applications must be submitted using the online application form.

    Committee members of the Ngāi Tahu Mātauranga Trust will meet in late-May to make decisions on all received applications and successful applicants will be notified thereafter.

Maori Education Trust 2021

The Māori Education Trust 2021 Scholarship Programme is open and offers scholarships to Māori secondary school and tertiary students who meet the respective scholarship’s criteria.

The 2021 Secondary Scholarship Programme is made up of the following scholarships:

  • Edward Carlton Holmes Memorial Scholarship
  • Māori Education Trust Year 10 to 13 Scholarship
  • RJ Graham Scholarship
  • Rose Hellaby Scholarship
  • Sister Anne Henry Scholarship
  • Tī Maru Māori Trust Secondary Boarding Scholarship
  • VW & LM Rosier Scholarship

Applicants can download an application form from our site, or contact us and we will forward copies by email or post.

Lonsdale Scholarship


Lonsdale Scholarships are open to male students who have attended state primary and or secondary schools in Nelson or Canterbury for three years and intending to enrol in a course of study at University of Canterbury.

The Lonsdale Scholarships will be awarded at up to $2,000 per year for up to 3 year. Applications close at 5pm on the 4th of December 2020.

I have attached a poster for the Trust which you are welcome to utilise where suitable (advertising in the newsletter or intranet) and by advising students who maybe worthy candidates. Lonsdale Scholarship Poster 2020

More information about the Scholarship and the link to the application form can be found here.

Money Hub

University Scholarships for Year 13 Students
MoneyHub, a consumer finance website, has updated its directory of hundreds of scholarships for any student planning to start university in 2021. The comprehensive list includes scholarships offered by every university as well as those specifically available to local students. A list of privately-funded, Maori, Pacific and International university scholarships completes the list.

Applications close throughout the year, with tens of millions of dollars available. MoneyHub has also published a list of tips for scholarship success.

For more details and to find suitable scholarships, visit

Massey University Scholarships

Massey University Scholarships for High School Students

Scholarship applications for 2021 are open now.

The Massey University School Leaver Scholarships are now open and they can be found on our primary scholarships for high school students at the very front of the scholarships page –

Online applications can be accessed by clicking on the links for each scholarship and scrolling to the bottom for application information. Attached is also a ‘Guidelines for Massey Scholarship’ document, which will hopefully assist your students in applying.

What’s available?

What are the timelines?

All of these scholarships are open for applications now, and will close on 20th August. The link –

University of Otago Scholarship: POPO

We would like to advise that the POPO Foundation Programme Scholarship 2021 will open for applications on 1 July 2020.

The POPO Foundation Programme is for Pacific students intending to study Health Sciences at University. Foundation Year offers a university entrance qualification recognised by all New Zealand universities and the qualification prepares students academically for their first year of study.


What does the Scholarship provide?

–          A guaranteed place in a University of Otago Residential College

–          A subsidy towards the accommodation fees at a University of Otago Residential College

–          Private tutorials for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths

–          A dedicated, full-time Programme Coordinator

–          Progress and attendance monitored to keep students on track

–          Mentoring with senior students to aid in adjusting to life at Otago

Otago University – Scholarship: Tu Kahika

Tū Kahika is a scholarship for young Māori students who aspire to study towards a career
in health. Tū Kahika students are supported into and through the University of Otago’s
Foundation Year Health Sciences course. This is to prepare for further tertiary study the
following year in either Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) or other health-related programmes.
Up to 20 Māori students are selected for the Tū Kahika Scholarship each year.
Tū Kahika students receive:

• Guaranteed accommodation in a University of Otago residential college (Arana or Studholme)
• $10,000 towards residential college fees
• Comprehensive support into university study and student life, with dedicated support staff
and mentors (previous Tū Kahika scholarship recipients)
• Extra academic support (tutorials and workshops in addition to Foundation Year tutorials)
• Preparedness for further tertiary health sciences study
• Professional and cultural development

Tū Kahika PDF 2020


Lincoln University Sport Scholarship Information Sessions

Lincoln University are excited to be hosting a series of “No-sweat” information sessions via Zoom to cover everything students need to know regarding Sport Scholarships.

We appreciate that this year has been a tough one for sport, so we have pulled together a panel of key people to help answer all of your burning questions, and provide advice for young athletes looking to take the next step in their sporting careers. Students will get the chance to hear from our code academy managers, athletes and scholars, as well as key staff from the Lincoln University Sport and Recreation team.

All sessions in the series will run on Monday evenings at 6pm for approximately 1 hour. Students can click here to register now


Any questions please contact Anna Logie or 021 270 1474