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On this page you will find application forms as well as regulations for scholarships available for School Leavers, Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate students. Prizes are also listed for students' information but are not open for application. Please click on one of the links below to go to the appropriate section.

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TAPA (Tertiary Achievement in Pacific Ako) Awards


Closing : 25 Jul 2014
Level : Undergraduate / Graduate / Postgraduate
Value : Varies

The TAPA Awards have been established by the University of Waikato to encourage domestic-status Pacific students to continue degree-level study, or to progress to postgraduate, honours, masters, or doctoral study. These Awards have been made possible by the Equity Grant administered by the Tertiary Education Commission, with the aim of supporting the achievement and participation of Pacific students in tertiary education.
Regulations PDF
Application Form PDF


Allied Security Scholarship


Closing : 25 Jul 2014
Level : Entrance / Undergraduate / Graduate / Postgraduate
Value : $1000

The Allied Security Scholarship was established by Allied Security to assist students to undertake full-time study at the University of Waikato. The Scholarship offers 3 awards of $1000 annually, (plus the potential offer of employment during the academic year and holiday period, to one successful recipient).
Regulations PDF
Application Form PDF


Peter Freyberg Memorial Fund for Curriculum Research in Education Scholarship


Closing : 01 Aug 2014
Level : Doctoral thesis
Value : Up to $3,000

This Scholarship was established in 1985 with donations from friends and colleagues of the late Emeritus Professor Peter Freyberg. Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time in a PhD or Part 2 of the EdD in the Faculty of Education at the University of Waikato in the year of tenure of the Scholarship. Selection will be made on the basis of the academic achievement of the applicants, and their research topics. Preference will be given to applicants conducting research related to curriculum development and teacher effectiveness. Candidates are required to be qualified teachers, but not necessarily currently registered with the New Zealand Teachers Council for teaching in New Zealand. This award is now open to International applicants.
Regulations PDF
Application Form PDF


WSU John Houstoun Memorial Award


Closing : 08 Aug 2014
Level : Any level
Value : Up to $2,500

This award was established in 1993 with donations from the University of Waikato, the Waikato Students' Union, the New Zealand University Students' Association, relatives, staff and students of the University, as a memorial to John Houstoun, who was an outstanding President of the Waikato Students' Union (Inc) for 1993 until his death in a car accident on 9 July 1993. The Award shall be made annually to a student enrolled at the University of Waikato at any level in the year of tenure. The Award shall be made on the basis of academic diligence as well as the applicant's contribution to student life and/or the cultural and sporting life of the University of Waikato. These factors shall be considered equally in making a selection.
Regulations PDF
Application Form PDF


WSU Sole Parent / Caregiver Award


Closing : 08 Aug 2014
Level : Any level
Value : $1,000

The Waikato Student Union Sole Parent and Caregiver Awards were established and first awarded in 2007. The awards are intended to encourage and celebrate the efforts, achievements and contributions of adult learners who are also Sole Parents / Caregivers. The candidate must be: a)a sole primary caregiver b) enrolled at the University of Waikato, either full-time or part-time, in the year of tenure c) still be enrolled in the B Semester of the year of the Award. Have completed at least one year of study at the University of Waikato. In selecting a recipient for this Award, the Selection Panel may also take into consideration the candidate’s: a) financial situation b) academic merit and c) community contribution
Regulations PDF
Application Form PDF


Michael Baldwin Memorial Scholarship


Closing : 29 Aug 2014
Level : Any level
Value : up to $10,000

Michael Baldwin was a staff member at The University of Waikato at the time of his death in 2003. He had taught for a number of years in Papua New Guinea - at the institute currently known as the University of Goroka - before his appointment to the Centre for Foundation Studies at The University of Waikato. This scholarship commemorates Michael's commitment to teaching and to assisting others in their educational endeavours, and was made possible through the generosity of the Baldwin family. The scholarship is open for application to students who are citizens of South Pacific nations (This does not include New Zealand of Australia). Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate a need for financial support in order to undertake tertiary study. Candidates must be current or intending students, who will be enrolled in an approved full-time programme of study at The University of Waikato in the year of tenure of the scholarship. There is no restriction on the field of study of the candidate, but preference may be given to candidates who are enrolled in a teacher education programme.
Regulations PDF
Application Form PDF


Acorn Foundation Jann Medlicott Scholarship


Closing : 29 Aug 2014
Level : Undergraduate / Graduate / Postgraudate
Value : $3,000

This Scholarship is open for applications from adult students studying at the University of Waikato's Tauranga campus and residing in the areas administered by Tauranga City Council or Western Bay of Plenty District Council. Applicants should apply in the year prior to the year of tenure of the award. In selecting the successful applicant for the Scholarship, the Selection Panel will take academic merit, financial circumstances, leadership, and contribution to the community into consideration. Jann Medlicott was born in Taranaki and studied Medicine at the University of Otago, specialising in radiology. After three years overseas, and obtaining higher qualifications in London, she returned to New Zealand and settled in Tauranga in 1980 as a hospital based radiologist. She subsequently became involved in the establishment of the private radiology practices in the Bay area, latterly Medex Radiology, where she was a partner until her retirement in 2011. Jann is an enthusiastic supporter of the arts, and has always had a passion both for teaching and supporting young people to reach their potential, whether that be in the Arts or via tertiary education. She is also a firm believer in people "giving back" to the community. Jann is leading by example in this respect, through this annual scholarship, which is awarded to a mature student studying at the Tauranga campus of the University of Waikato, who has demonstrated not only academic excellence, but a strong sense of leadership and community involvement.
Regulations PDF
Application Form PDF


Acorn Foundation Eva Trowbridge Scholarship


Closing : 31 Aug 2014
Level : Undergraduate / Graduate / Postgraduate
Value : $3,000

This Scholarship is offered in memory of Eva Trowbridge, and is open for applications from adult students studying at the University of Waikato's Tauranga campus and residing in the areas administered by Tauranga City Council or Western Bay of Plenty District Council. Applicants should apply in the year prior to the year of tenure of the award. In selecting the successful applicant for the Scholarship, the Selection Panel will take academic merit, financial circumstances, leadership, and contribution to the community into consideration.
Regulations PDF
Application Form PDF


Acorn Foundation Ted Wadsworth Scholarship


Closing : 31 Aug 2014
Level : Graduate / Postgraduate
Value : Up to $3,000

The Acorn Foundation is a charitable trust which was formed in 2003, created by and for the people of Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty community. This Scholarship is available to a graduate of any discipline who wishes to undertake research of 60 points or more in the youth leadership field. Preference will be given to the approach called Developmental Group Work with Adolescents.
Regulations PDF
Application Form PDF


Freemasons Postgraduate Scholarship


Closing : 01 Oct 2014
Level : Doctoral, Masters Thesis
Value : $10,000

The Freemasons Scholarships are provided annually by Freemasons New Zealand and are administered by The Freemasons Charity. The Freemasons Scholarships are to assist able students who are active in their involvement in the community, to complete their university education in their chosen field. This year 8 Postgraduate Scholarships of $10,000 will be offered. The scholarship is intended for students completing a Masters degree with thesis and/or Doctorate degree.
Regulations PDF
Application Form PDF