2020 Undergraduate Scholarships


2020 Undergraduate Scholarships

The 2019 undergraduate scholarship round is now closed. The 2020 round will open Whiringa-ā-rangi (November) 2020.


Awhina Nursing Scholarship

Number of recipients: up to two (2)

Applicants must be enrolled at the Palmerston North Campus of UCOL in 2020, and in their second or subsequent year of study for a Bachelor of Nursing.

Frances Irwin Hunt Art Scholarship

Number of recipients: 06

$3,500

Available to full-time Māori undergraduate students studying in the fields of performing or cultural arts which may include, but not be limited to: dance, music, art, theatre/film.  Priority will be given to students with academic merit and financial need.

Māori Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship

Number of recipients: 25

$1,500

The Māori Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship is available to Māori undergraduate students who are in their second or subsequent year of study in 2020.  Priority will be given to students with financial need.

Nicholas Irwin Hunt Writing Scholarship

Number of recipients: 06

$3,500

Available to full-time Māori undergraduate writers with preference to those studying in the field of journalism. Priority will be given to students with proven writing ability, academic merit and financial need.

Norman Kirk Memorial Scholarship

Number of recipients: 20

$500

Available to full-time Māori undergraduate students studying at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute. Priority will be given to students with demonstrated financial need and academic merit.

Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship

Number of recipients: 01

$500

Available to a full-time Māori student of Ngāti Porou descent, undertaking study in the field of Agriculture or Apiculture at Level 3 or higher. Priority will be given to those with demonstrated financial need. Certificates and Diplomas may include, but not be restricted to, the following:

  • Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Farming in Dairy (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Equine (Level 3)
  • National Certificate in Farming Skills (Level 3)
  • National Certificate in Equine (Stable) (Level 3)
  • National Certificate in Agriculture in Animal Feeding & Pastures (Level 3)
  • National Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4)
  • Diploma in Agriculture (Level 5)
  • Diploma in Dairy Management (Level 5)
  • Diploma for Rural Veterinary Technicians (Level 5)
  • Diploma in Farm Management (Level 6)

Rose Hellaby Bursaries Scholarship

Number of recipients: 30

$1,000

Available to Māori undergraduate students studying in the scientific, mathematical or technical fields. Priority will be given to students with academic merit and leadership skills.

Roy Watling Mitchell Bursaries Scholarship

Number of recipients: 24

$1,000

Available to first-year Māori undergraduate students who attended secondary school as a Year 13 student in 2019. Priority will be given to students with academic merit and financial need.

Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship

Number of recipients: 01

$1,000

Available to a full-time Māori undergraduate student studying at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute, who attended Ngata Memorial College as a Year 13 student in 2019. Priority will be given to a student with academic merit.

Sister Annie Henry Scholarship

Number of recipients: 01

$1000

Available to a Māori student who is a direct descendant of Reverend John Laughton, or of Tūhoe descent.

Tī Maru Māori Trust Scholarship

Number of recipients: 03

$5,000

Available to full-time Māori undergraduate students enrolled in their final year of study at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute. Priority will be given to students with academic merit.

Whanake - HERA Scholarship

Number of recipients: 01

$5,000

Applicants must be in their first year of a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree.