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Each year, we offer scholarships to students with disabilities and for Māori and Pasifika students. Māori and Pasifika students can contact the Learning Advisor, Māori on 0508 650 200.
This scholarship was established in honour of former Open Polytechnic Chief Executive Shona Butterfield. It is an annual scholarship to help students with a disability (New Zealand citizens and permanent residents), with course costs and textbooks.
It can be offered to multiple students for a period of up to two years. The scholarship is an award of up to $5000. Applications must be received by 10 January to be considered for that year’s awards. If you apply after this date, your application can be held for consideration in the following year.
For more information download the information sheet below or contact the Team Leader Services Academic Registry.
These study awards, worth up to $1000 each, are to encourage and support Open Polytechnic students towards completing a qualification. For more information or to apply please download the application form below.
Associate Professor Graham Harris was the Environment Major Leader for the Bachelor of Applied Science, Programme Leader for the Diploma in Māori Art and Design, and a highly respected lecturer, researcher and colleague. Graham passed away suddenly in 2006 after many years with the Open Polytechnic.
This scholarship is awarded annually to the top performing student in Level 5 Environment programmes or to a student in the first year of a Bachelor of Applied Science Environment major, to support study in the environment discipline. The award is for course fees only, up to the value of $2000 and it can be used over a period of up to two years. The successful student will be contacted by the end of January each year.
Kevin Davies was a valued member of our academic staff who taught courses in our Bachelor of Business degree. He passed away in 2004 after a short illness. This scholarship is awarded annually to the top performing Year 1 Bachelor of Business degree student. The award is for course fees only, up to the value of $2000, and it can be used over a period of up to two years. The successful student will be contacted by the end of January each year.
There are numerous organisations offering funding and support for people wanting to study. The best source of information is the Break Out section of the New Zealand Funding Information Service website which holds details of over 2,200 funding schemes. This service requires a subscription fee, however you may use Break Out for free at public libraries and other locations, such as the Citizens Advice Bureau and community centres.
You may also get external scholarship information from CareersNZ.