Ernst and Young Scholarship for Māori and Pasifika
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support to a second-year Māori or Pasifika student who is studying towards an undergraduate degree at Victoria University of Wellington's School of Business and Government.
Ernst and Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The Ernst and Young Māori and Pasifika Scholarship was established to encourage and support Māori and Pasifika students at Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington.
Applicants for this scholarship must be enrolled full time in their second year of an undergraduate degree at Wellington School of Business and Government and must be achieving satisfactory academic results.
- Applicants must be in their second year of study
- Applicants must be of Māori or Pasifika descent
- Applicants must display
- Leadership qualities
- Involvement in community, cultural and extra- curricular activities
- Willingness to give back to the community.
A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4.30 pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
Applications will normally open one month prior to the closing date. If no application link is provided below, check back again closer to the closing date. Contact us if you have any queries.
Scholarship specific documentation
- A personal statement outlining how they meet the criteria for this scholarship
- A copy of your C.V.
- A reference (to be requested via the online application).
The successful candidate will be selected by a panel from Wellington School of Business and Government which will include academic and student representatives. The panel will be convened by the Associate Dean Students of Wellington School of Business and Government. A representative from Ernst and Young will review the shortlist. Applicants may be asked to attend an interview. Top applicants in the shortlist might also be invited to interview for entry into an Assessment Day.
Recipients are required to write a letter of thanks to the scholarship donor within one month after receiving the scholarship.
Regulations and conditions
- A completed online application must be submitted by 4.30 pm on the closing date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Any required supporting documentation (including references) must also be received by 4:30pm on the closing date in order for the application to be considered.
- All offers of the Scholarship will be conditional upon the recipient being fully enrolled in a full-year programme (full-time will be at the level of points considered by Studylink as full-time) within the stipulated criteria and tenure of the scholarship. No payment of the Scholarship will be made until this condition is met.
- The Scholarship cannot be deferred to a later year.
- The Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other awards.
- Should the recipient withdraw from Victoria University of Wellington during the tenure of this scholarship or fail to achieve a satisfactory progress, partial repayment of the Scholarship will normally be expected. Recipients must advise the Scholarships Office if they intend to withdraw.
- Recipients are expected to act as Ambassadors for Victoria University of Wellington and participate in appropriate events or marketing if requested.
- At the discretion of the Deciding Authority, the application of the terms and conditions of the Scholarship may be modified in special circumstances or to avoid hardship to any candidate for the Scholarship.