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The following are scholarship opportunities for students of UCOL Whanganui.

Scholarships closing February/March/April/May

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. Closes 29 May.
  • Whanganui UCOL Scholarship - available to full-time students of UCOL in Whanganui. $500 - $1,000.
  • Gary Reid Memorial Scholarship - available to a student facing significant challenges in undertaking their studies, and who demostrates a high level of commitment to completion. The grant must be put towards good use in completing one's studies. $1,000.


  • 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.
  • 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. Closes February.
Health and Sciences

Māori Students

  • Frances Irwin Hunt Art Scholarship - available to full-time Māori students studying in the fields of performing or cultural arts. $3,500. Closes April.
  • 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. Closes April.
  • 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. Closes April.
  • Whānui Scholarship - available to Māori undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in an agricultural or agribusiness related degree. $10,000. 
  • Roy Watling Mitchell Bursaries Scholarship - available to first-year Māori undergraduate students who attended secondary school as a Year 13 student in 2017.  $1,000. Closes April.
  • Sir Apirana Ngata Memorial Scholarship - available to a full-time Māori undergraduate student, who attended Ngata Memorial College as a Year 13 student in 2017.  $1,000. Closes April.
  • Sister Annie Henry Scholarship - for the training or education of any direct descendants of Reverand John George Laughton, or of Tūhoe descent.  $700. Closes April.
  • Tāwera Scholarship - available to full-time Māori students studying a commerce, business or management degree. $10,000.
  • Ti Maru Māori Trust Prestigious Scholarship - available to Māori graduates enrolled in their final year of study with a record of academic excellence. $5,000. Closes April.

Female Students

Scholarships closing August

General Scholarships

  • Whanganui UCOL Scholarship - available to full-time students of UCOL in Whanganui. $500 - $1,000.

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.
  • Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship - Available to female students who are New Zealand citizens aged at least 25 years as at 1 September 2019, enrolled in study at UCOL, with a proven record of academic achievement, able to use the scholarship in 2020. Closes the end of August.

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

General Scholarships

Māori Students

Scholarships closing October

Trades and Technology

Female Students

  • GCSB STEM Scholarship for Women - Open to female students (second year and above) studying Science (e.g. IT related), Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. $10,000. Closes 1 October. 

More scholarships

See the links on UCOL's scholarships page.