Applications for the Te Herenga Waka─Victoria University of Wellington school-leaver scholarships are now open and close on 1 September.
There are seven scholarships available, three of which are new:
Tangiwai Scholarship, which celebrates excellence, both academic and outside the classroom, worth $5,000–$10,000.
Totoweka Scholarship, focused on equity and support, for students who are Māori or Pasifika, come from socio-economically disadvantaged or refugee backgrounds, identify as LGBTQIA+ and takatāpui, or who have a disability, worth $5,000–$10,000
Raukaraka Scholarship, for leadership outside and inside the classroom, worth $5,000–$10,000
Kahotea Scholarship, for outstanding achievement, worth up to $35,000 over three years.
NEW SCHOOL-LEAVER SCHOLARSHIPS
Pakohe Scholarship—for sustainability which recognises the University’s commitment to supporting students who have demonstrated sustainability qualities that align with our aim to be a global thought leader, by integrating sustainability into all we do.
Scholarships are valued at $5,000 to $10,000 for the first year of study.
Kahurangi Scholarship—for exceptional Māori students.
The scholarship package includes full accommodation costs for the first year on the Marino floor in Joan Stevens Hall, where tikanga Māori (Māori cultural practices) and te reo Māori (Māori language) are part of everyday life. There is dedicated pastoral support, plus $5,000 towards tuition fees in the second and third years of study. For students who are not in a hall of residence, a $15,000 fees contribution can be taken evenly across three years
Mana Pasifika Scholarship—for exceptional Pasifika students.
The scholarship package includes full accommodation costs for the first year in a Victoria University of Wellington hall of residence. There is dedicated pastoral support, plus $5,000 towards tuition fees in the second and third years of study. For students who are not in a hall, a $15,000 fees contribution can be taken evenly across three years.
International students studying at New Zealand secondary schools can apply for the Wellington International Excellence Scholarship. The New Zealand International School-Leaver Grant is also available.
Full details of the scholarship regulations are available on our website.