Pasifika scholarships

There are many specific awards, exchanges and scholarships open to our Pasifika students through our scholarships database and the GivME database.

Scholarships databases

GivME is an external database of awards, scholarships and grants for all people in New Zealand. You can search by Pasifika ethnicity or simply choose “Pacific Island” in the opening questions GivME funding database to find funding relevant for you.

Victoria University of Wellington also has its own scholarship database, updated regularly by the Scholarships office. You can search by subject, level of study and Pasifika. Access the scholarships database to find funding relevant for you.

Adrian Wimmers Pasifika prize

This Prize recognizes the top-performing Pasifika first-year student studying any major within the Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Wellington School of Business and Government.

The Prize was established by Adrian Wimmers, partner at KPMG Wellington, Wellington School of Business and Government (Commerce) alumnus and member of the Victoria University of Wellington Komiti Pasifika.

See more about the Adrian Wimmers Pasifika prize

Angelo South Pacific Postgraduate Scholarship in Law

This scholarship was established in recognition of the long-standing professional relationship between Professor Tony Angelo, of the Victoria University of Wellington Law Faculty, and the countries of the South Pacific. In particular, the scholarship recognises his close involvement with the development of academic legal studies at the University of the South Pacific and the long-standing commitment of the Victoria University of Wellington Law Faculty to the South Pacific.

This scholarship is open to Law graduates from the Pacific Islands with a first-class academic record, who plan to undertake or are currently undertaking, a Master's degree at the Victoria University of Wellington Law Faculty (either by thesis or by course work), or a Postgraduate Diploma. Applicants should be planning on a legal career in academic service, or in government or community service. Priority will be given to applicants living in the Pacific Islands but Pacific students resident in New Zealand may also be considered.

The scholarship may also be awarded to third or fourth-year students of the Victoria University of Wellington Law Faculty who wish to enrol for a trimester at the Law Faculty of the University of the South Pacific. This award may be made in the same year as the award above.

Closing Date(s): 1 November  Study Area(s): Law   Scholarship Level: Masters Research; Postgraduate; Masters by coursework

See more about the Angelo South Pacific Postgraduate Scholarship in Law

Anitawaru Climate Scholarship

This scholarship is to assist student undertaking extra-curricular action to address climate change. The donor will administer this scholarship through direct mentorship of the successful applicant.

The Anitawaru Climate Scholarship is granted by Alison Anitawaru Cole in honour of her Taranaki tīpuna and the peace movement at Parihaka, and the inspiration they provide us as kaitiaki of the natural world. Alison was whangāi in foster care as a child and firmly believes in community support to help young people become future leaders. She went on to receive scholarships to Cambridge University and Harvard Law School where she graduated top of her class in human rights before working as a war crimes investigator and climate justice attorney.

Closing Date(s): 8 June  Scholarship Level: Undergraduate (returning); Masters Research; Doctoral; Postgraduate; Honours; Masters by coursework  Preference may be given to Māori, Pasifika or students who identify as female.

See more about the Anitawaru Climate Scholarship.

Asia Pacific Research Award

This award has been established by Dr Ray Watters, an alumnus and retired staff member of Victoria University of Wellington. Dr Watters taught at the University for 38 years, giving courses on Latin America, Historical Geography, the Pacific and Chinese Peasantry. As a researcher, Dr Watters was one of the pioneers of the so-called 'Victoria School of Geography' with its (then new) emphasis on development, culture, colonialism and political economy.

One award will be given annually to a student enrolled in an Honours, Master's or PhD programme in Geography, Development Studies or Environmental Studies in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington who is undertaking research in the South Pacific, Latin America or Asia.

Closing Date(s): 1 December  Study Area(s): Science  Scholarship Level: Masters Research; Doctoral; Postgraduate; Honours; Masters by coursework

See more about the Asia Pacific Research Award

Awarua Trust scholarship

Scholarships are available to individuals who exhibit dedication towards the development of educational skills with a focus on advancing education in all aspects of and research into sustainable and efficient farming and agricultural practices and advancing education and the relief of poverty by supporting the social and economic development, and education in New Zealand, of persons of Pacific Island and in particular Solomon Island descent.

See more about the Awarua Trust scholarship.

C. Wright Mills Scholarship in Criminology

The scholarship is open to graduates of any university in New Zealand or of the University of the South Pacific, who are enrolled or intending to enrol full-time or part-time, in a Masters by thesis or a PhD in Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington.

This scholarship, along with the C. Wright Mills Scholarship in Anthropology (University of Canterbury), partly replaces the C. Wright Mills Scholarship in Sociology and Criminology at University of Canterbury, which had been established in 1985 by Dr. Charles P. Sedgwick in memory of Jean Margaretta Rhoda Morgan and Peter Warmsley Sedgwick and as a tribute to the noted American sociologist C. Wright Mills.

Closing Date(s): 1 November  Study Area(s): Humanities  Scholarship Level: Masters Research; Doctoral

See more about the C. Wright Mills Scholarship in Criminology

Colin Aikman award

The Award has been established in Colin Aikman's memory to provide opportunities for students in the areas of constitutional law, human rights, international law or other legal issues affecting the South Pacific. The Award was launched in November 2005 to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations. The Law Faculty generously provided a contribution of $10,000 to establish the fund.

Applicants should be intending to study law at Undergraduate, Masters or PhD Degree level at Victoria University of Wellington, with a focus on constitutional law, human rights, international law or other legal issues affecting the South Pacific. The Award will be made based on academic merit in accordance with the level of study of the applicant.

Closing Date(s): 30 October  Study Area(s): Law  Tenure: The award shall be tenable for one year. More than one award may be made per year. The award will not be made in any year where there are no suitable applicants.

See more about the Colin Aikman award.

Copyright Licensing New Zealand Master of Creative Writing Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2017 by Copyright Licensing New Zealand to encourage growth in the industry, to advocate publishing in New Zealand, to support students enrolled in the Creative Writing Programme, and to motivate the next generation of writers.

This scholarship is for students who have applied into the MA Creative Writing programme at the International Institute of Modern Letters, and if awarded, the recipient must be successful in their application to this programme in order to receive the scholarship. Applicants must provide a written overview of the work they intend to undertake during their MA study along with their application. As part of this process, it will be established that the work being undertaken by the applicant does not infringe upon any copyright law. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand and preference will be given to Māori and Pasifika applicants.

Closing Date(s): 1 November  Study Area(s): Humanities  Scholarship Level: Masters Research; Postgraduate  Preference may be given to Māori and Pasifika applicants.

See more about the Copyright Licensing New Zealand Master of Creative Writing Scholarship

Deane Music Scholarship

This award was established to support a talented Māori or Pasifika musician during their studies at Victoria University of Wellington, who otherwise may not be able to attend university due to financial disadvantage.

This scholarship is for Maori and Pasifika school leaver students who are enrolling in a undergraduate degree within the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington, who otherwise may not be able to attend university due to financial disadvantage.  Students must maintain a B average GPA in order to retain the scholarship for the full tenure.

Closing Date(s): 31 October  Study Area(s): Music  Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year  Award for: Māori students; Pasifika students; Students facing financial hardship

See more about the Deane Music Scholarship.

Girls' Friendly Society (GFS) Pasifika scholarships

This scholarship is offered, via the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation, to a current Victoria University of Wellington Pasifika student (New Zealand citizen or permanent resident) enrolled in their first or second year of tertiary study.

This scholarship is for female, domestic Pasifika students under 25 years of age who are facing financial hardship and currently enrolled in their first year or second year of tertiary study. Scholarship offers are conditional on the recipient being fully enrolled in the year of tenure.

Closing Date(s): 31 October  Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year; Undergraduate (returning) Award for: Pasifika students; Students facing financial hardship; Female

See more about the GFS Pasifika scholarship.

Guaranteed Maori and Pasifika Doctoral Scholarships

To encourage Maori & Pasifika, postgraduate research students, into doctoral studies. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and all Maori & Pasifika applicants for the Wellington Doctoral Scholarships will be considered.

Closing Date(s): Applications are accepted at any time  Scholarship Level: Doctoral  Award for: Māori students; Pasifika students

View more information about the Guaranteed Maori and Pasifika Doctoral Scholarships

InPhySec Cyber Security Scholarships

These scholarships were established in 2019 by InPhySec to support two students with their studies in cyber security. These awards are intended to encourage and help build cyber security expertise within New Zealand.

The Scholarship is open to students studying Cyber Security Engineering or Software Engineering at Victoria University of Wellington. The Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

These scholarships are open to students enrolled at 200 level or above in a BE (Hons) degree majoring in Cyber Security Engineering or Software Engineering at Victoria University of Wellington. Recipients will be based on academic merit, however preference may be given to female applicants, or applicants from minority groups, in particular students of Māori or Pasifika descent.

Closing Date(s): 30 April  Study Area(s): Engineering  Scholarship Level: Undergraduate (returning); Honours

See more about the InPhySec Cyber Security Scholarships

Lauder Nursing scholarship

This scholarship is to support postgraduate nursing students at Victoria University of Wellington undertaking research in public or community heath. The funds are to be used to support research-related expenses or fees.

One scholarship will be offered biennially (in even numbered years). Applications will be considered from students in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Practice, who are writing a Master's or PhD research thesis in public or community health. Preference will be given to full-time students but part-time students are also eligible. The selection will be made on academic merit and financial need. Preference may be given to applicants of Māori or Polynesian descent.

Closing Date(s): 1 December  Study Area(s): Science  Scholarship Level: Masters Research; Doctoral; Postgraduate

See more about the Lauder nursing scholarship.

Master of Health Psychology Inaugural Scholarship - Māori and Pasifika

The Master of Health Psychology Inaugural Scholarship - Māori and Pasifika is for students who meet the programme’s academic and general entrance requirements and receive an unconditional offer to commence the programme in Trimester 1, 2021.

The purpose of this scholarship is to launch the Master of Health Psychology programme within the Wellington Faculty of Health.

These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, equity, leadership, and commitment to community.

Closing Date(s): 11 December 2020  Study Area(s): Health  Scholarship Level: Masters Research; Masters by coursework
Award for: Māori students; Pasifika students

See more about the Master of Health Psychology Inaugural Scholarship - Māori and Pasifika

New Zealand AID Scholarships for international tertiary students

The New Zealand Aid Programme delivers New Zealand’s official support for developing countries, with a particular focus on the Pacific Islands region. The New Zealand AID Scholarships for international tertiary students recognises the very close personal, cultural and economic ties that New Zealand enjoys with Pacific countries.

Applications are welcome from the following countries: Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji*, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu. Citizens from eligible countries in the Pacific have two full scholarship options. You can choose to study in New Zealand or at a Pacific university.

See more about the New Zealand AID Scholarships for international tertiary students.

Nga Hoe a Kupe Pathfinder Scholarship

These scholarships will be awarded based on excellence both academic and non-academic, allowing nominees to realise their ambition to undertake university study.

These scholarships have been established to remove the financial barrier of entry into tertiary study for academically able students from the Wellington region.

Nominees must currently be in Year 13 and from one of the following 7 Schools:

  • Wainuiomata High School
  • Aotea College, Porirua
  • Bishop Viard College, Porirua
  • Mana College, Porirua
  • Porirua College, Cannon's Creek
  • Naenae College, Avalon
  • Taita College, Taita

One scholarship will be offered to each school annually (total of seven per annum).

The Principal of each school will take into account:

  • Academic ability
  • Non-academic factors including:
  • Leadership (which may include for example, Maori or Pasifika development)
  • Character
  • Community involvement
  • Contributions to cultural and or sporting activities
  • Alignment with the values of the school

Closing Date(s): Scholarship awarded by nomination  Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year

See more about the Nga Hoe a Kupe Pathfinder Scholarship

Norman Kirk Memorial Trust Pasifika scholarships

Established in 1976, the Norman Kirk Memorial Trust commemorates the Right Honourable Norman Kirk, Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1972 to 1974. An inspirational and compassionate leader, Norman Kirk worked hard to improve life for under-privileged people and to build connections between New Zealand and other small nations in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region.

This scholarship is offered, via the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation, to a New Zealand-based Pasifika student who meets the Trust's criteria and who is enrolling full-time for the first year of a degree course at Victoria University of Wellington and is facing financial hardship. Preference may be given to a mature student.

Closing Date(s): 15 September  Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year  Award for: Pasifika students; Students facing financial hardship

See more about the Norman Kirk Memorial Trust Pasifika scholarship.

NZSL Board Scholarship for Certificate in Deaf Studies: Māori and Pasifika Students

This scholarship is for Māori and Pacific Nations Deaf students to undertake the Certificate of Deaf Studies, Teaching New Zealand Sign Language at Victoria University of Wellington.

This one-off scholarship is for Māori and Pacific Nations Deaf to become qualified NZSL teachers and funded through the New Zealand Sign Language Fund.

In order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must be fluent in NZSL and identify as being Māori Deaf or Pacific Nationals Deaf. Priority will be given to applicants who are female, live in locations identified by the Deaf Studies Research Unit as needing more NZSL teachers and are aged 18 to 30 years at course commencement.

Closing Date(s): 1 December  Award for: Māori students; Pasifika students; Students with disability

See more about the NZSL Board Scholarship for Certificate in Deaf Studies: Māori and Pasifika Students

PhD Scholarship on Healthy Ageing in Migrant Communities

The overall research programme will produce a framework for understanding multicultural ageing that is culturally sensitive, ethical, and has a lifespan focus. The research has three main objectives. First, it explores the role of life-course experiences and the challenges of cultural adaptation in migrants’ ageing trajectories. Further, it seeks to identify individual and social resources as well as systemic and structural barriers to multicultural ageing. Finally, it aims to uncover empowering cultural identities. The research programme draws on a range of qualitative (narrative and dyadic interviews, photovoice) and quantitative (life history data and longitudinal surveys) methods. The research will focus on older adults from large immigrant communities in Aotearoa New Zealand, including British, Chinese, Indian, Samoan, and South African, that differ in terms of cultural dimensions and migration history.

The scholarship is for work to explore 1) meanings associated with ‘ageing well’ for older migrants in Aotearoa New Zealand, 2) how these meanings are created through the migration experience, and 3) whether and how meanings and values associated with ‘ageing well’ as a migrant differs across cultural groups. This PhD project will ideally focus on the ageing experiences of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand. However, applicants who have competence in working with other migrant groups will also be considered. The successful applicant will be involved in qualitative research, collecting narrative accounts of older migrants (aged 65 years or older) using interviews or other, culturally appropriate research methods (e.g., talanoa), and quantitative research including analysis of survey data.

Closing Date(s): 30 September 2020  Study Area(s): Health  Scholarship Level: Doctoral

See more about the PhD Scholarship on Healthy Ageing in Migrant Communities

Quentin-Baxter Memorial Scholarship

This fund originates from donations made by staff, students, government departments and friends of Professor Quentin-Baxter, who held a Chair in the Law Faculty at the time of his death. The Quentin-Baxter Memorial Scholarship fund is managed by the University.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide monetary assistance to students undertaking or proposing to undertake study or research in the Faculty of Law at Victoria University of Wellington, and to recognize and encourage academic merit by the award of scholarships and prizes. The Fund also has discretionary monies for the relief of financial hardship.

Applicants will apply by 1 December to receive the scholarship in the following year. Pasifika students should apply by 1 December 2020 to be awarded this scholarship in 2021.

In even number years (eg. 2022), the scholarship will be awarded to all full time students of Maori descent who are currently enrolled in one or more second year law courses and who intend to complete an LLB at Victoria University of Wellington.

In odd years (eg. 2021), the scholarship will be awarded to all full time Pasifika students who are currently enrolled in one or more second year law courses and who intend to complete an LLB at Victoria University of Wellington.

Closing Date(s): 1 December  Study Area(s): Law  Scholarship Level: Undergraduate (returning)  Award for: Māori students; Pasifika students; Students facing financial hardship

See more about the Quentin-Baxter Memorial Scholarship

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Award

In collaboration, Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui and Victoria University of Wellington look to support the next generation of scientists through the Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Science Award funded by The Zoological Society of San Diego. Two scholarships will be awarded annually by Te Rōpū Āwhina, the on-campus whanau support for Māori and Pasifika students within the Faculties of Science, Engineering, and Architecture and Design.

Closing Date(s): 16 June Study Area(s): Science Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year; Undergraduate (returning); Honours  Award for: Applicants must be a registered member of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui, must be studying towards a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Hons) at Victoria University of Wellington and of Māori and/or Pasifika descent

See more about the Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Award.

The Teresia Teaiwa Memorial Scholarship in Pacific Studies

This scholarship has been established in memory of Associate Professor Teresia Kieuea Teaiwa. She was the director of Va’aomanū Pasifika, a renowned scholar, activist and poet, and a hard-working, generous and warm personality of the Victoria University of Wellington community from 2000 to 2017. Teresia is internationally known for her ground-breaking work in Pacific Studies. In 2000, she moved to New Zealand to join Victoria University of Wellington to teach the world’s first undergraduate major in Pacific Studies, of which she was programme director until 2009. She was promoted to Director of Va’aomanū Pasifika, home to the university's Pacific and Samoan Studies programmes. Associate Professor Teresia Teaiwa passed away in March 2017 from cancer, leaving an immense legacy. It was Teresia’s wish that scholarships be established to support Pacific students doing Pacific Studies. This undergraduate scholarship honours and acknowledges the significant contribution Teresia made to the lives of students.

Closing Date(s): 30 October  Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year; Undergraduate (returning)  Award for: Pasifika students

See more about the Teresia Teaiwa Memorial Scholarship in Pacific Studies.

The Teresia Teaiwa Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship in Pacific Studies

This scholarship has been established in memory of Associate Professor Teresia Kieuea Teaiwa. She was the director of Va’aomanū Pasifika, a renowned scholar, activist and poet, and a hard-working, generous and warm personality of the Victoria University of Wellington community from 2000 to 2017. Teresia is internationally known for her ground-breaking work in Pacific Studies. In 2000, she moved to New Zealand to join Victoria University of Wellington to teach the world’s first undergraduate major in Pacific Studies, of which she was programme director until 2009. She was promoted to Director of Va’aomanū Pasifika, home to the university’s Pacific and Samoan Studies programmes. Associate Professor Teresia Teaiwa passed away in March 2017 from cancer, leaving an immense legacy. It was Teresia’s wish that scholarships be established to support Pacific students doing Pacific Studies. This undergraduate scholarship honours and acknowledges the significant contribution Teresia made to the lives of students.

This scholarship is open to postgraduate students who are New Zealand citizens of Pacific Islands descent, permanent residents of Pacific Islands descent, or international students of Pacific Islands descent.

Closing Date(s): 31 October  Scholarship Level: Masters Research; Doctoral; Postgraduate; Honours; Masters by coursework
Award for: Pasifika students

See more about the Teresia Teaiwa Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship in Pacific Studies

Victoria University of Wellington OBU Scholarship for Pasifika Students

This scholarship has been established to support students of Pasifika ethnicity or descent, of any gender, to study at Victoria University of Wellington. Preference will be given to students who play rugby at a competitive level, however, this is not a prerequisite to receiving this scholarship.

This scholarship is available to Year 13 college students of Pasifika ethnicity or descent, of any gender, who are intending to enrol in an undergraduate degree at Victoria University of Wellington in the year following application.

Students who play rugby at a competitive level may be given preference. To retain this scholarship for the full tenure, the recipient must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Closing Date(s): 31 October  Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year  Award for: Pasifika students

See more about the Victoria University of Wellington OBU Scholarship for Pasifika Students

Wellington Guaranteed Master's by Thesis Fees Scholarship

These scholarships will be offered automatically to applicants who meet the criteria and are applying to the Wellington Master's by Thesis Scholarship.

These scholarships encourage postgraduate research at Victoria University of Wellington by offering guaranteed fees scholarships to Māori and Pasifika students about to begin a full-time, research-focused Master's degree.

Closing Date(s): 1 November  Scholarship Level: Masters Research  Award for: Māori students; Pasifika students

See more about the Wellington Guaranteed Master's by Thesis Fees Scholarship

Wellington ICT Graduate School Maori and Pasifika Scholarship

The Wellington ICT Graduate School (WICTGS) has established two full-tuition scholarships for Māori and Pasifika students studying any one of the School’s taught Master’s programmes or Postgraduate Diploma ICT offered through our partners Victoria University of Wellington, Whitireia and WelTec. Preference will be given to those experiencing financial hardship.

The School offers four postgraduate degrees through Victoria University of Wellington - Master of Software Development, Master of Professional Business Analysis, Master of User Experience Design, Master of Design Technology and two postgraduate programmes through Whitireia – Master of Information Technology and Postgraduate Diploma ICT.

Closing Date(s): 30 April  Scholarship Level: Masters Research; Postgraduate  Award for: Māori students; Pasifika students

See more about the Wellington ICT Graduate School Maori and Pasifika Scholarship

Wellington Kahotea Scholarship - (School Leaver Scholarships for Outstanding Achievements)

The Wellington Kahotea Scholarship* recognises exceptional students. We encourage applicants who have achieved exceptional academic results, or have achieved within the areas of culture, community involvement, leadership or equity.

The scholarship package includes full accommodation costs at a Victoria University of Wellington Hall of Residence in your first year, plus a stipend for three years. For students who are not in a Hall, the stipend can be taken uniformly across the three years or weighted higher over the first year.

Applicants are automatically considered for a Kahotea Scholarship upon application for a Totoweka Scholarship, and the top Tangiwai Scholarship applicants will be considered. To be considered a top Tangiwai applicant, it is expected applicants will have achieved at least 100 Excellent credits (or equivalent) in Year 12.

Closing Date(s): 1 September  Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year

See more about the Wellington Kahotea Scholarship - (School Leaver Scholarships for Outstanding Achievements)

Wellington Te Herenga Waka Scholarships

Scholarship offers are conditional on the recipient gaining University Entrance and being fully enrolled in a degree programme. Recipients must stay in a university hall of residence during their first year of study. This will help build a sense of belonging in a new environment that is welcoming, safe, focused on study, personal growth, and well-being.

These scholarships have been established by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington aimed at growing the participation and success of Māori and Pasifika students, and those from refugee and low socio-economic backgrounds in decile 1-3 schools in Wellington. They are focused on supporting students who have shown resilience or determination in achieving their academic and personal goals. The University will offer guaranteed financial support, academic mentoring and other support throughout the recipients’ undergraduate degree programme, including accommodation in the first year of study.

Closing Date(s): 1 October  Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year  Award for: Māori students; Pasifika students; Students with disability; Students facing financial hardship; Refugee students

See more about the Wellington Te Herenga Waka Scholarships

Wellington Totoweka Scholarships - (School Leaver Scholarships For Equity and Support)

The Wellington Totoweka Scholarships recognise the University's commitment to equity issues in supporting students to have access to education. We encourage strong academic applicants who are Māori; Pasifika; from refugee-backgrounds; have a disability; or come from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. In supporting these students the University recognises them as New Zealand’s scholars of the future.

Scholarships will be awarded competitively on the basis of academic merit, equity, leadership, and commitment to community. Scholarships are valued at $5,000 for the first year of study which can be put towards accommodation costs at a Victoria University of Wellington Hall of Residence, or as a stipend to contribute towards your first year living costs.

Closing Date(s): 1 September  Scholarship Level: School leaver / 1st year  Award for: Māori students; Pasifika students; Students with disability; Students facing financial hardship; Refugee students

See more about the Wellington Totoweka Scholarships - (School Leaver Scholarships For Equity and Support)

W R Lauder Memorial Scholarship in Geology

This scholarship is to support postgraduate students undertaking research in Geology at Victoria University of Wellington, with a focus on igneous and metamorphic petrology. The funds are to be used to support research-related expenses or fees.

This scholarship was established in 2013, via the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation, through a bequest from Bruce Lauder of Timaru, in memory of his brother, W R (Ross) Lauder, who was a Geology lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington.

One scholarship will be offered biennially (in odd numbered years). Applications will be considered from full-time students in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences who are undertaking postgraduate research in any aspect of igneous or metamorphic petrology at either Master's or PhD levels. The selection will be made on academic merit and financial need. Some preference may be given to applicants of Maori or Polynesian descent.

Closing Date(s): 31 October (offered in odd numbered years)  Study Area(s): Science  Scholarship Level: Masters Research; Doctoral; Postgraduate

See more about the W R Lauder Memorial Scholarship in Geology