Category: Scholarships

Massey Halls Student Accommodation Scholarship

We have a great range of accommodation options at our Auckland and Manawatü campuses. We are all about giving you the best support during your Uni years. Our Halls have a dedicated team of pastoral care staff to help navigate your priorities, to connect with other residents, and encourage you to join in events and activities.
The halls offer a safe, secure and student friendly environment to foster your academic success.


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Astronomy Conference Scholarship

Astronomy Conference

The Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand (RASNZ) offers 10 to 15 top secondary students who are NZ citizens and at secondary school anywhere in New Zealand scholarships to enable them to attend the RASNZ annual astronomy conference, which will take place this year in Wellington, Friday 23 (afternoon) to Sunday 25 October 2020 (about 4 pm) – provided Covid-19 doesn’t affect our plans.

The scholarships comprise free registration for the conference (value $265), free travel from their home to Wellington*, free backpacker accommodation in Wellington for 23 and 24 October*, and a free banquet ticket for the conference banquet on Saturday 24 October (value $95). Students in years 13, 12 or 11 may apply.

*Accommodation and travel only if required for non-Wellington residents

 To be considered, students should email a short statement of no more than 300 words explaining why they would like to attend the conference and why they are interested in astronomy. This statement should be sent to RASNZ Immediate-Past President, John Drummond ( ) by Friday 7th August 2020, 8 pm.

Include your name, gender, age, school, year of study at school in 2020, city, email address, telephone contact and science teacher’s name, phone and email. For more detail see the RASNZ webpage –

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Mensa Scholarships Available

Mensa New Zealand Incorporated is offering scholarships again this year.  We have up to three $500.00 scholarships available, for students who will be studying in a tertiary institute in 2021.  The application process involves a 500 word essay on why they believe that their course of study will assist them to:


  • identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity;or

·        encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence



YFU Student Exchange Global Young Leaders Scholarships

YFU Student Exchange wants to encourage a new generation of young leaders and help equip them with the skills and experience to tackle the big issues of our times.

Each year we’re offering 20 ‘Global Young Leaders Scholarships’ to eligible high school students from Australia and New Zealand. The scholarships are valued at between $3,500 – $4,500 each.

These scholarships are awarded to Australian and New Zealand students who are demonstrating community or issue-based engagement that is making, or has the potential to make, a difference to the world around them.

We encourage applications from students of all backgrounds. We want to support and encourage students with leadership potential who will gain from the opportunity to learn about the world around them and better understand the future role they can play within it. We are looking for potential and motivation to change the world.

The next deadline for scholarship applications is at the end of April.

Please find attached a downloadable brochure with general information about our programs.

If you wish to encourage your students to find out more please direct them to our website:

Thank you in advance for your assistance and support. If I can assist in any way, please don’t hesitate to let me know.


Peter Kristiansen
Chair – Board of Directors – YFU Student Exchange

Money Hub Scholarship Guide – Year 13

The Ultimate New Zealand Scholarship Guide 2020-21

Year 13 to University Studies

year 13 scholarships

Updated: 31 January 2020

  • This page provides a complete list of all scholarships available to 2020 Year 13 students who are intending to study in 2020. We update it regularly.
  • We estimate that an individual school leaver could comfortably find 4-10 relevant scholarships to apply for.
  • Some external pages we link to may reference study in 2020 and deadlines in 2019; we have estimated the 2020 dates based on 2019 data and await the scholarship providers to update their own websites.

Elaine P Snowden

The Elaine P. Snowden Astronomy School is a five-day event for Year 13 students interested in studying Astronomy or Physics at university. This will run in the first term holidays. 20 places available.

In 2020, the programme will run from 19-24 April, with a mix of seminars and practical work. Students will travel to UC’s Mt John Observatory at Tekapo and explore our cosmic neighbourhood with modern astronomical instruments. Back on the University of Canterbury’s Ilam campus, they’ll learn about the universe past, present and future, the life cycles of stars, planet exploration, extraterrestrial life and more. A highlight of the camp is meeting fellow students with the same astronomical interests and making new friends.

Young women in Public Affairs Award 2020

Young Women in Public Affairs Award 2020

The goal of this award is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women.  For the purposes of this award ‘public affairs’ refers to all aspects of community life where decisions have to be made about issues which real to and affect our local and/or national community.

The Award is made by our club in the amount of $500.  We then nominate our clubs winner for the national, Zonta District 16, award and that winner also receives $1,000 funded by our sponsor Kepa Financial Services and US$1,500 funded by the Zonta International Foundation.   Zonta International then chooses 10 recipients from all the Zonta District winners and they each receive US$4,000 each.  New Zealand nominees have regularly been successful including our nominee in 2018.

To be eligible a young woman must be between the ages of 16 -19 on 1 April 2020, and enrolled in secondary or tertiary study at the time of application.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of

  • Active commitment to volunteerism
  • or student government, local government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid)
  • Volunteer leadership achievements
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs
  • Advocating in Zonta International’s mission of advancing the status of women worldwide.

The application form is attached.  Applications close on 1 March 2020.  Further information is available on the Zonta International website or contact me direct

Karen Greenslade

021 755 736

Young women application 2020

Maori education trust scholarships for years 9-13 are now open for 2020

The Māori Education Trust 2020 Scholarship Programme is now open and offers scholarships to Māori secondary school and tertiary students who meet the respective scholarship’s criteria.

The 2020 Secondary Scholarship Programme is made up of the following scholarships:

Year 9

  • Tī Maru Māori Trust Secondary Boarding Scholarship
  • Rose Hellaby Scholarship

Year 10 – 11

  • Māori Education Trust Year 10 and 11 Scholarship

Year 9 – 13

  • Sister Anne Henry Scholarship
  • Edward Carlton Holmes Memorial Scholarship

Year 12 – 13

  • RJ Graham Scholarship

Year 13

  • VW & LM Rosier Scholarship
  • Regina Rudland Memorial Scholarship

Visit their site for details,

Application form 2020 Secondary Scholarship Application

Girl Boss Advantage Programme – Applications close 15th November

When: January 21st to January 25th

Where: Fletcher Building Offices, Penrose, Auckland

Who: Young women aged 15 – 18

Cost: If selected you will receive a Scholarship, worth $1000, to cover your Programme fee.


Applications close November 15th!


Students would need to get themselves to Auckland and pay for their accommodation and transport.