Getting a scholarship can sometimes make the difference to you being able to take up your chosen path of study.

There are a number of scholarships available to help you to study for a qualification. Scholarships vary in the amount, the programmes they are available for and when they are available. Some can be applied for before the programme starts, others are only available once you have started your path of study. Check through the list below to see some of the scholarships available and how to apply.


General Scholarships (any subject)

Central Lakes Trust Tertiary Education Scholarship Programme 2016

Scholarships to the value of $2,500 are available to eligible students who intend to enter Tertiary education in 2017. Applications close 26 July 2017.

Download the application form.

See more about Central Lakes Trust.

Dunedin Rotary Scholarship

Rotary is keen to invest in Central Otago students, and see scholarships as a way of encouraging you into a long-term career in your respective industry. We are pleased to be able to announce a number of scholarships are available to horticulture, viticulture, stonemasonry, turf and catering students. Applications are closed for 2016.

Download the application form and further information about the scholarship

Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand have a number of bursaries and grants available each year to assist with education, learning and personal development such as the Audrey Reid Grant, Tertiary Bursary, Education Fund, DIamond Jubilee Agricultural Tertiary Bursary and Text Book Grant for Tertiary Students.

See more about Rural Women New Zealand grants and application forms.

Tuapeka County Bursary

Managed by the Clutha District Council, this bursary fund is available to students who reside in the former Tuapeka County and Roxburgh, Tapanui and Lawrence Borough areas and is designed to assist them in their attendance at Tertiary Education Institutes. A minimum of $1,000.00 is available on an annual basis and will be paid to the successful applicant or applicants.  Applications are closed for 2017.

Norman Jones Foundation

The Norman Jones Foundation have 2017 Study Grants available for second chance study. You must be NZ Citizen, over 25 and reside in Southland, Queenstown, Glenorchy, Arrowtown, Tapanui or Heriot areas. Grants are only available for Full-Time Programmes. Contact 021 024 80359or email normanjonesfoundation@gmail.com for application forms. Closing Date for Applications: 20 November 2017 and  10 February 2018.


Cookery Scholarships

Southern Hospitality Scholarship

Southern Hospitality is now accepting hospitality scholarship applications for another year of tertiary scholarships. Scholarships are available to be awarded to second year tertiary students studying in any area of the hospitality or bakery industries, at a value of $2000 each.

This scholarship is to be used as a grant towards hospitality study fees at recognised tertiary institutions. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, you must be in good standing at the approved New Zealand Polytechnic or Technical Institute in which you are enrolled. You will have completed your first year of study and are intending to go on and complete a second year of study. You must be a New Zealand citizen or have proof of permanent residency rights.

Scholarship applications are closed for 2016.

Go to the scholarship information.


Farming Scholarships

Beef + Lamb NZ Agribusiness Scholarship

Beef and lamb New Zealand offer scholarships to help students with a passion for agriculture who want to pursue a career in the sector.  Any students looking at applying for the National Certificate in Farming Skills programme available at Central campus.

Go to the Scholarship information.

Tom Cranswick Memorial Award

Are you a Farmlands shareholder, or the child of a Farmlands shareholder or staff member? Are you currently studying in disciplines related to the primary sector? If so, you have the opportunity to apply for a Tom Cranswick Memorial Award – a $2,000 grant to help you during your primary sector study. Applications open from 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017. See Farmlands website www.farmlands.co.nz/tomcranswick


Horticulture Scholarships

Vince Ashworth Education Charitable Trust

This grant is available to a student(s) residing in the Alexandra, Clyde, Omakau or Ranfurly districts who wish to study Horticulture. 

For the 2017 academic year, $1200 will be available for a student. The Trust, at its sole discretion, may offer it to more than one student. 

Please contact Jo Wakelin (jo.wakelin@op.ac.nz) at Central Campus for more information and application forms.  

The scholarship has been awarded for the 2017 academic year.

Horticulture New Zealand Scholarships

Hort NZ has scholarships available for industry trainees studying at a polytechnic. They are eager to support those who continue to up-skill, especially in these tight financial times, and hope that even a small contribution to help finance study could make a difference. 

Application forms are available (including referee forms) are available from www.hortnz.co.nz or contact Kirsty de Jong at kirsty.dejong@hortnz.co.nz or phone 04 494 9971. The scholarship has been awarded for the 2017 academic year.

Tom Cranswick Memorial Award

Are you a Farmlands shareholder, or the child of a Farmlands shareholder or staff member? Are you currently studying in disciplines related to the primary sector? If so, you have the opportunity to apply for a Tom Cranswick Memorial Award – a $2,000 grant to help you during your primary sector study. Applications open from 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017. See Farmlands website www.farmlands.co.nz/tomcranswick


Maori Scholarships

Mana Pounamu Scholarship 

The purpose of this Scholarship is to celebrate those Māori who have been nominated as recipients of Mana Pounamu Young Māori Achievers Award.

It is offered to all senior/final year recipients of the Mana Pounamu Young Māori Achievers Award.

Please contact Rebecca Swindells (Kaitautoko Student Advisor) rebeccas@op.ac.nz for more information or to have an application form sent to you.

Rūnaka Scholarships 

The purpose of this scholarship is to acknowledge the contribution students make to their rūnaka and local community.

It is offered to four students (one from each of the four local Rūnaka), for study in a chosen programme at Otago Polytechnic. Full fees are paid for the duration of study.

Please contact Rebecca Swindells (Kaitautoko Student Advisor) rebeccas@op.ac.nz for more information or to have an application form sent to you.

Mataawaka Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to Māori students who whakapapa outside the Kai Tahu rohe who are studying at Otago Polytechnic. 

Each scholarship awarded covers one year of tuition fees. This scholarship has been developed within a relationship between Otago Polytechnic and local Kai Tahu rūnaka. 

Applications for this scholarship close in March.

Please contact Rebecca Swindells (Kaitautoko Student Advisor) rebeccas@op.ac.nz for more information or to have an application form sent to you.


Sports Turf Management Scholarships

Drummond Etheridge

Scholarships are available to two students who are currently studying Sports Turf Management at Otago Polytechnic. Two awards are available; Top Year 1 student and the Top Practical Student.

Each scholarship is for $1000 towards the second year programme fees at Otago Polytechnic, Central Otago campus or to attend the NZ Sports Turf Conference.

Contact Gary.Smith@op.ac.nz for further information and an application form.

 

PGG Wrightson Turf Scholarship-Top Year 2 Intern Student

The PGG Wrightson scholarship is awarded to the top year 2 intern student studying Sports Turf Management L4 at Otago Polytechnic Central Campus. The value of the award is up to $2000 for the winning student to attend an agreed sports turf conference in NZ or Australia. 

Contact Gary.Smith@op.ac.nz for further information and an application form.

 

NZ Cricket Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students who are currently studying Sports Turf Management at Otago Polytechnic. They are awarded to 2 applicants who work hard, show enthusiasm, commitment and have a good work ethic during their programme of study.  Students also need to demonstrate a desire to continue education in their chosen field.

Each scholarship is for $1000. The award is intended to allow students to take advantage of further learning opportunities that will benefit their careers and add to the depth of turf personnel specialising in cricket wicket preparation and maintenance in New Zealand.

Contact Gary.Smith@op.ac.nz for further information and an application form.

 

NZ Golf Scholarship

NZ Golf scholarship is open to school leavers who were enrolled onto the Sports Turf Management at Otago Polytechnic in Year 1 and have completed the year. The scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who work hard, show enthusiasm, commitment and has a good work ethic during their programme of study.  The student should also demonstrate a desire to continue education in their chosen field.

The scholarship is for $1000 towards the second year programme fees at Otago Polytechnic, Central Otago campus. This award is intended to allow students to take advantage of further learning opportunities at Otago Polytechnic that will benefit their careers and add to the depth of turf personnel specialising in golf preparation and maintenance in New Zealand.

Contact Gary.Smith@op.ac.nz for more information and an application form.


Stonemasonry

Cromwell Heritage Precinct Stonemasonry Scholarship

The Cromwell Heritage Precinct Stonemasonry Scholarship, valued at $1000 is awarded at the end of each academic year to a student who has shown a particular interest in working in the area of heritage stonemasonry and preservation of old stonework.

Contact Michael Dacombe at Otago Polytechnic Central Campus for further information.