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.
The list below is a selection of funds that we know are available to students from bodies or trusts in the Otago/Central Otago region. If you are from outside the region you may find there are scholarships are available to you from your local area. Generosity has a searchable database of 4,000 scholarships and funds available to individuals (GivMe) and FundView is a similar tool. Contact your local library or school as many have access to these.
General Scholarships (any subject)
Central Lakes Trust Tertiary Education Scholarship Programme
Scholarships to the value of $2,500 are available to eligible students who intend to enter Tertiary education. Closing dates for 2021 scholarships will soon be advised.
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. Ask your lecturer about the scholarship process. Forms are available at Central Campus Reception or download one here Rotary Scholarship Application Form
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. There are various Open and Closing dates for applications and you should check on the Rural Women New Zealand website for more information.
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. For more information click here
Norman Jones Foundation
The Norman Jones Foundation have 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 80359 or email email@example.com for application forms.
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 close around June each year. See Farmlands website www.farmlands.co.nz/tomcranswick
Vince Ashworth Education Charitable Trust
This grant is available to student residing in the Alexandra, Clyde, Omakau or Ranfurly districts who wish to study Horticulture.
The Trust, at its sole discretion, may offer the scholarship to more than one student.
Please contact Jo Wakelin (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Central Campus for more information and application forms.
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.
For more information on the Horticulture NZ scholarships Click here
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. See Farmlands website www.farmlands.co.nz/tomcranswick
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. Mana Pounamu scholarships will open for 2020 nominees at the end of Oct. Visit this SITE for more information:
It is offered to all senior/final year recipients of the Mana Pounamu Young Māori Achievers Award.
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.
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 Sarah Martin (Kaiawhina(Tauira Māori) email@example.com for more information on these scholarships or to have an application form sent to you.
He Toki fees scholarship
If you’re an applicant who identifies as Māori and you are between 16-40 years old, you can apply for the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) He Toki fees scholarship for support to study the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry) at the Central campus.
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Sports Turf Management Scholarships
A scholarship of $1000 is available to one student who is currently studying Sports Turf Management at Otago Polytechnic. The scholarship must be used towards the second year programme fees for Sports Turf Management at Otago Polytechnic, Central Otago campus or to attend the NZ Sports Turf Conference.
Contact John.Prunnell@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 Jonh.Prunnell@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 John.Prunnell@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 John.Prunnell@op.ac.nz for more information and an application form.
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.
Hangaia tō Huarahi Scholarship
This scholarship, created by Otago Polytechnic Limited, has been established to help learners with Construction and/or Health and Safety aspirations.
Hangaia tō Huarahi means to construct or create and we're excited to offer you the opportunity to build your future.
- Six scholarships to the value of 50% of your tuition fees will be awarded at the discretion of the Deputy Chief Executive: Learning and Teaching Services and/or the Head of College for Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences for the study period commencing 2021.
- This scholarship is for domestic learners only.
- The scholarship may be held concurrently with other awards/grants, subject to approval of Otago Polytechnic Limited.
- For those learners eligible for FeesFree, the amount you are eligible for can be applied towards accommodation costs (if staying in one of Otago Polytechnic’s on-campus accommodation options) or towards course-related costs. Further detail will be provided to eligible learners.
- For those learners studying a programme that already comes under the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF), the amount you are eligible for can be applied towards accommodation costs (if staying in one of Otago Polytechnic's on-campus accommodation options) or towards additional costs. Further detail will be provided to eligible learners.
- Otago Polytechnic Limited have the power to terminate the scholarship if the recipient ceases to satisfactory follow regulations of the programme of study and/or brings the reputation of Otago Polytechnic Limited into disrepute.
Eligible Central Otago programmes
- New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry)
- New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)
- New Zealand Certificate in Stonemasonry (Level 4) (Construction Stonemasonry)
- Applications must be submitted in writing to Customer Services, The Hub, Forth Street, Dunedin by 5.00pm Monday 30 November 2020.
- The names of successful awardees will be chosen by a panel lead by the Deputy Chief Executive Learning and Teaching Services and/or Head of College for Engineering, Construction and Living Sciences.
- Awardees will be announced at an event to be held late 2020.