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The following are scholarship opportunities for students of UCOL's Palmerston North campus.

Scholarships closing March/April 2017

General Scholarships

  • Andrew Cliff Award - a UCOL staff member must nominate applicants. It's aimed at students who have demonstrated a willingness to support and aid others with their course of study. Up to $1,000. Applications close 28 April 2017.
  • Fletcher Challenge Trust Annual Award - applicants must have achieved well in any full-time programme at UCOL Palmerston North. $500. Applications close 28 April 2017.
  • Jaycee Trust Scholarship - Supported by Palmerston North Jaycee Trust in association with Palmerston North City Council, this scholarship is available to students who demonstrate academic merit, interest and leadership in community affairs, financial hardship and plans for the future. $1,500. Applications close 28 April 2017

Arts and Design

  • Frances Irwin Hunt Art Scholarship - available to full-time Māori students studying in the fields of performing or cultural arts. $3,500. Applications close 31 March 2017.
Education

  • Child Forum Men in ECE Invitation Award - This award welcomes men into the early childhood care and education profession. Applicants must be male, studying towards a degree/diploma in early childhood education, and have enrolled within the last 60 days.  $400.
Health and Sciences

  • Rose Hellaby Bursaries Scholarship - Applicants must have successfully completed the second year of Bachelor of Nursing or the first year of NZ Diploma in Enrolled Nursing, and be a member of NZNO.  $1,500. Applications close 1 March 2017.
  • TeachNZ Early Childhood Scholarships - Open to people entering study into their initial teaching qualification who have knowledge, understanding and experience of working with Māori or Pasifika communities and want to teach in the early childhood sector.  Course fees and $10,000 over the period of study. Applications close 6 March 2017.
  • The NZ Nursing Education and Research Foundation Scholarship - available to Māori undergraduate students studying to become qualified or employed in a profession or calling, which includes scientific, mathematical or technical skills.  $1,000. Applications close 31 March 2017.
Trades and Technology

  • Horticulture NZ Undergraduate Scholarship - applicants are to demonstrate commitment and potential contribution to the horticultural industry.  $4,500. Applications close 20 March 2017.
  • Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship - available to students of Ngāti Porou descent undertaking study in the field of agriculture or apiculture at level 3 or higher.  $500. Applications close 31 March 2017.
  • Rose Hellaby Bursaries Scholarship Scholarship - available to Māori undergraduate students studying to become qualified or employed in a profession or calling, which includes scientific, mathematical or technical skills.  $1,000. Applications close 31 March 2017.
  • Whānui Scholarship - available to Māori undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in an agricultural or agribusiness related degree. $10,000. Applications close 7 April 2017.

IT, Business and Tourism

  • Tāwera Scholarship - available to full-time Māori students studying a commerce, business or management degree. $10,000. Applications close 7 April 2017.

Māori Students

  • Frances Irwin Hunt Art Scholarship - available to full-time Māori students studying in the fields of performing or cultural arts. $3,500. Applications close 31 March 2017.
  • Norman Kirk Memorial Scholarship - available to full-time Māori undergraduate students. $500. Applications close 31 March 2017.
  • Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship - available to students of Ngāti Porou descent undertaking study in the field of agriculture or apiculture at level 3 or higher.  $500. Applications close 31 March 2017.
  • Rose Hellaby Bursaries Scholarship Scholarship - available to Māori undergraduate students studying to become qualified or employed in a profession or calling, which includes scientific, mathematical or technical skills.  $1,000. Applications close 31 March 2017.
  • Roy Watling Mitchell Bursaries Scholarship - available to first-year Māori undergraduate students who attended secondary school as a Year 13 student in 2016.  $1,000. Applications close 31 March 2017.
  • Roy Watling Mitchell Prestigious Professions Scholarship - available to a Māori graduate with a record of academic excellence. Applicants must provide a reference from their supervisor/s regarding their research.  $5,000. Applications close 31 March 2017.
  • Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship - available to a full-time Māori undergraduate student, who attended Ngata Memorial College as a Year 13 student in 2016.  $1,000. Applications close 31 March 2017.
  • Sister Annie Henry Scholarship - for the training or education of any direct descendants of Reverand John George Laughton, or of Tūhoe descent.  $700. Applications close 31 March 2017.
  • Tāwera Scholarship - available to full-time Māori students studying a commerce, business or management degree. $10,000. Applications close 7 April 2017.
  • Ti Maru Māori Trust Prestigious Scholarship - available to Māori graduates with a record of academic excellence. $5,000. Applications close 31 March 2017.
  • Queen Elizabeth II Post-Graduate Fellowship - available to Māori or non-Māori graduates who plan to research at postgraduate level in a field that will benefit Māori. $5,000. Applications close 31 March 2017.
  • Rangiriri and Mātene Te Whiwhi Winiata Scholarship - available to Māori graduates with a Masters degree who are planning to complete postgraduate studies. $5,000. Applications close 31 March 2017.

Female Students


Scholarships closing August 2017

General Scholarships

  • Hansol Scholarship - Available to beneficiaries of the blocks participating in the Ngati Porou Hansol Forestry Joint Venture, who are currently enrolled in or intending to enrol at UCOL in 2017. $2,500.

Female students

  • Sir Robert Jones Refugee Daughters' Scholarship - Available to young women from refugee backgrounds to complete a tertiary qualification. Tuition fees will be paid in full through to degree attainment, subject to satisfactory examination results. Hostel accommodation will be paid for the first two years of study if the student attends a tertiary institution outside their home town.

Māori Students

  • Māori CPA Australia Scholarship - Available to Māori students with the best-qualified applications based on tertiary academic results and will assist recipients to meet education requirements needed to attain CPA status.


Scholarships closing September 2017

General Scholarships

  • Colleen McPherson Memorial Grant - Available to a UCOL student who has a disability or who has a dependant with a disability, and is facing additional costs or exceptional circumstances. $1,000.
  • UCOL Scholarship for Effort and Achievement - Available to a dedicated UCOL student who has demonstrated academic effort and achievement (not necessarily a 'straight A' student). $1,000.

Trades and Technology

  • Paul McElroy Trades Scholarship - Available to current UCOL students undertaking a trades programme who are facing financial hardship and/or exceptionally challenging circumstances. $1,500 - $3,000.

Female Students

  • Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship - Available to female students who are New Zealand citizens aged at least 25 years as at 1 September 2017, enrolled in study at UCOL, with a proven record of academic achievement, able to use the scholarship in 2018, and willing to participate in Soroptimist promotional activities.
  • Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship - Available to female students over the age of 25 who are studying for a qualification to enter or advance in the workforce.  Applications close 1 September 2017.

Māori Students


Scholarships closing October 2017

Trades and Technology


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