Scholarships, grants and awards for Pasifika students

There are many scholarships, grants and awards available to Pasifika students, so it pays to do some research to find the best one for you.

Where can I find out about scholarship applications?

Contact the Pasifika liaison at universities or polytechnics to find out more about scholarships for Pasifika peoples. You can also approach community and church leaders, as they often have information about scholarships and funding opportunities for Pasifika students.

There are also websites and publications that have Pasifika scholarship information.

I am a bit disappointed that I didn't try for scholarships before. Sometimes you don't apply because you think you are not good enough. What people have to realise is that some scholarships don't even have any applicants.

Salainaoloa Wilson

Salainaoloa Wilson

Tertiary Student

givME database of scholarships

Two female Pasifika students at a library computer

Search the givME database and find scholarships that are right for you

givME is a searchable database of over 4,000 scholarships. You can enter in your details and the database will match you with possible scholarships you could apply for.

You can use givME for free at:

  • about 240 secondary schools
  • most universities and many polytechnics
  • public libraries
  • some community centres.

Below are some givME database Pasifika scholarships. They are only a small selection of those listed in the database.

Pacific Health Scholarships

Provider: Victoria University of Wellington

Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

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Value:

$10,000 for Medical and Dentistry students $5,000 for all remaining qualifications (refer to list of eligible q

Closing date:

Next: 6 February 2018

First Foundation Scholarship

Provider: First Foundation

Website: http://firstfoundation.org.nz/

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Value:

Tertiarty Fees

Closing date:

Next: 1 June 2018

Online support assessment starts by June.

Awarua Trust Scholarship

Provider: The Awarua Trust

Website: http://www.awaruatrust.org.nz

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Value:

Up to $2000 (or more by approval).

Closing date:

Next: 30 June 2018

Scholarship applications will be considered twice a year, in July and December.

Pacific Emerging Talent Scholarships

Provider: Media Design School

Website: http://www.mediadesignschool.com

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Value:

20 at full tuition subsidy and 20 at 50% tuition subsidy

Closing date:

Next: 3 November 2018

Applications usually close on 3rd of November.

Toloa Scholarships for Pacific STEM Scholars

Provider: Ministry for Pacific Peoples

Website: http://www.mpp.govt.nz

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Value:

$25,000 each

Closing date:

Next: 15 November 2018

Usually closes on 15 November.

Updated 25 Aug 2016