Scholarships and Awards


Pacific Island Families Postgraduate Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to support Pacific Master’s students to carry out their thesis within the PIF team.


Pacific Islands and Polynesian Education Foundation: Norman Kirk Memorial Trust Scholarships
These scholarships support adult Pacific Island students enrolled at New Zealand tertiary institutions. The scholarship provides assistance with course related costs.


Pacific Islands and Polynesian Education Foundation: Undergraduate Scholarship
To provide financial assistance to Pacific Island students who are enrolled at a tertiary institution in New Zealand and are for the current year of study only. (Applicants studying at Private Training Establishments are NOT eligible).


Palliser Ridge AUT Textile and Design Lab Scholarship
It has been well documented by local media that New Zealand’s sheep numbers have dropped significantly during the last 35 years from a high of 70 million in the early-1980s to around 27 million today.  One of the key reasons for this decline is the poor prices that wool attracts on the world market.  It is largely deemed to be a commodity fibre that is only suited to the manufacture of carpets and rugs, which tend to be manufactured offshore.  Another reason is the dominance of the synthetic oil based fibre producers in the global textile market.  International chemical fibre producing companies have been very successful in marketing their unsustainable oil derived nylon and polyester fibres to consumers, which has overshadowed the benefits offered by wool.  By contrast, marketing companies representing woolgrowers have nowhere near the budgets to promote the merits of wool, which are numerous: it is a sustainable fibre, it is inherently flame retardant and anti-bacterial, it has excellent insulation properties and is highly resilient. In addition, sheep farming has a much lower impact on the environment than dairy farming, which currently generates much higher returns for farmers and, with the introduction of irrigation, has seen many sheep farmers convert land to dairy.  The wool industry is desperately seeking alternative applications for this amazing fibre, ideally ones that can be made in New Zealand and add value to the local economy.  It is expected that students will have carried out some research prior to the submission of their application to ensure that their concept is original and that no similar products or processes are available on the open market.


Papakura Local Board Youth Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those aged 14-24 undertaking tertiary study or leadership development courses in 2016.


Peace and Disarmament Education Trust (PADET)
The purpose of PADET is to advance education and promote international peace, arms control and disarmament. PADET funds not-for-profit projects and scholarship topics that support these objectives.


Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award
The Peter Brown Memorial Friendship Award aims to promote friendship between the United States and New Zealand.


Peter Harwood Scholarship in Community Leadership and Excellence
To encourage and support students to pursue tertiary education in the area of Māori Development, Te Ara Poutama at AUT University.


PhD Research Scholarship (Sylff)
The purpose of the Programme is to provide opportunity to study at any New Zealand university for graduate students who demonstrate leadership qualities or display high potential for future leadership in either public or private life.


PhD Scholarship - Healthier Food Product Development, Meeting Nutrition, Food Development and Business Needs
The purpose of this scholarship is to support the research of one PhD candidate in the field of food product development with a focus on healthy food products. 


Postgraduate Fee Scholarship (Health and Environmental Sciences)
To provide a merit-based scholarship for an approved programme of study in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences towards payment of postgraduate fees


Precision Driven Health Postgraduate scholarships
The scholarship provides funds for individuals to undertake full-time research towards a masterate or doctorate degree at a participating institution, including (at the time of publication):
• Auckland University of Technology
• University of Auckland
• University of Canterbury
• University of Otago
• University of Waikato
• Victoria University of Wellington
Scholarships will be awarded for projects which target the PDH research themes, which are:
• New data sources
• Predictive modelling
• Precise and timely healthcare
• Empowering patients
Supervisors may apply for these scholarships for a specific project without a student in place, with later sele


Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards - Arts & Creativity Award
This award recognises a young person who has demonstrated a significant level of achievement in the arts or has used the arts to effect change in their community.


Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards - Leadership & Inspiration Award
This award recognises a young person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities by leading a project in their community, church or school or has acted in a way that has inspired others to make a positive change in their own life or the lives of others.


Prince of Wales' Cambridge International Scholarship
To support students wishing to do a PhD at Cambridge.