PWC Scholarships for school leavers – new details for 2020

June 25, 2020

Following on from our email in May, we have taken time to review and reflect on the purpose and structure of our Scholarship programme to ensure we are aligned to PwC’s purpose of solving important problems in society. As a result, we have refocused our offering.

At this point, we need to summarise that we are reducing the number of scholarships offered and lifting the level of support and mentoring attached to them.

  • 5 PwC School Scholarships – These are for students who are facing personal or financial hardship
  • 2 Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu scholarship- These are for students with Māori heritage
  • Continue to build relationships with Schools across the country, attending careers fairs and guest speaking to promote PwC as a great opportunity for young talent
  • Continued development of the PwC mentor programme


PwC School Scholarship

5 PwC school Scholarship will be offered for students who have personal or financial hardship that may impact their opportunity to access tertiary education. Please note, there is an opportunity for students with financial or personal hardship to highlight their circumstances as part of the online application. This is for students who without a Scholarship may struggle to attend University.

This Scholarship is focussed on giving local talent the best start possible by providing financial support during university and having a PwC mentor.

PwC School Scholarship details:

  • $7,000 towards university fees and course-related costs
  • A PwC staff member to mentor the Scholarship winner during their tertiary studies
  • Access to business networks amongst the best and brightest minds in New Zealand at our social and scholarship events
  • The opportunity to learn about what we do behind the scenes
  • An opportunity to be interviewed for a paid Summer Internship in penultimate year of study


Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu Scholarship

Adorn the bird with feathers so it can fly

If we give the bird what it needs then it will thrive

This whakataukī speaks to the notion and the purpose of our Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu scholarship. We will provide opportunity for young Māori talent to build their ngā kete mātuaranga (baskets of knowledge), in a safe, protected and nurturing environment, then they will be equipped and empowered to fulfil their purpose, and ultimately thrive and prosper as an individual and future leader of their whānau, hapū, iwi and wider community.

 

2 Scholarships will be offered to young Māori talent, these are new scholarships and were created in partnership with our Manukura Maori Business Team.

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu Scholarship details:

  • $7,000 towards your university fees and course-related costs over the course of their degree
  • A PwC staff member (Manukura Māori Business Team) to mentor the candidate during their university study
  • Access to business networks amongst the best and brightest minds in New Zealand at our social and scholarship events
  • The opportunity to learn about what we do behind the scenes, so recipients can choose the career path that best suits them
  • An opportunity to be interviewed for a paid Summer Internship in penultimate year of study

Enhanced relationship with all schools across NZ
We want to enhance how we engage with your top students, either through careers fairs, mentoring and guest speaking series. It’s important that we are able to work with you to showcase the many opportunities PwC has to offer.

We will follow up next week with more information on the application process.

 

Timeline 2020:

 

PwC Scholarship team

PwC Scholarship