Scholarships and Awards


Te Ara Kotiri (The Path of Shooting Stars) Scholarship
BestStart is Aotearoa&#8217;s largest early childhood education and care provider, with over 260 centres located nationwide. It is owned by a charitable trust where children are at the heart of everything we do. Having a passion for children and an understanding of their families and wider communities underlie every aspect of our organisation.</para><para> We want to support the next generation of teachers in their learning journey. We see this as an important social responsibility and BestStart is committing to playing its part.</para><para> &#160;


Teupoko'ina Utanga Morgan Memorial Award
The purpose of the Teupoko&#39;ina Utanga Morgan Memorial Award is to advance Pacific early childhood education services. Early childhood education refers to both informal and formal pre-school teaching of young children by people outside the family or in settings outside the home.


The Auckland Medical Aid Trust Scholarship
This scholarship provides funds for individuals to undertake research towards a doctoral degree at a New Zealand university.</para><para> &#160;</para><para> In New Zealand there are debates around a number of issues that impact on the field of human reproduction &#8212; social, medical and technological. This scholarship is designed to further that debate by promoting discussion of the cultural, ethical, legal, and spiritual topics surrounding it.</para><para> &#160;</para><para> &#160;


The AUT Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Doctoral Scholarship
Awarded annually to a doctoral student who is a citizen and resident of one of the following Pacific countries; Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga and Vanuatu to carry out doctoral study at AUT University. By awarding The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee AUT Doctoral Scholarship AUT aims to:</para><para> Develop an internationally-aware, skilled future leader</para><para> Establish enduring education and professional linkages.


The Capstone Editing Carer’s Travel Grant for Academic Women
Why we want to help</para><para> A major requirement of academics is that they undertake research-related travel. Academics are expected to attend and present their work at interstate and international conferences regularly, and certain disciplines involve extensive fieldwork, sometimes in remote locations. This travel costs both time and money, with academics at times even choosing to fund their own travel due to the intense pressure for career advancement through research and publication. For academics with young children, time spent away from home is often difficult and expensive to organise.</para><para> This has a greater effect on female academics: as women across Australia already know, in general, mothers carry the burden of either caring directly for children, or for organising their care by others.</para><para> &#160;


The Capstone Editing Conference Travel Grant for Postgraduate Research Students
<span style="font-style:normal; font-weight:normal">The purpose of attending the conference should be to assist with the student&#8217;s research or professional development. The student does not necessarily have to be presenting a paper or poster at the conference to be eligible to apply for the grant, though it is preferred.</span>


The Capstone Editing Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women
<span style="font-style:italic"><span style="font-weight:bold">How we can help</span></span></para><para> For early career women academics, there are often costs associated with working longer hours to meet both their varied responsibilities and their research goals. While working outside of normal hours is not a practice that we encourage, it is one that is widely acknowledged (and sometimes even expected) to occur in academia. Often a woman&#8217;s additional childcare responsibilities, for example, are a barrier to her performing this additional work, putting her at a disadvantage in comparison to colleagues without those same responsibilities. In offering this grant, Capstone Editing acknowledges the greater difficulties faced by female academics in developing and continuing their careers and seeks to ameliorate this situation with practical, financial support.</para><para> &#160;


The Capstone Editing Grant for Professional Thesis Editing
<span style="font-style:normal; font-weight:400">We are thrilled to add the Capstone Editing Grant for Professional Thesis Editing to our program. The grant provides free thesis editing for one Masters student and one PhD student per year. There is no limit on the amount of words in the thesis that we will edit (so long as the thesis meets the students&#8217; departments&#8217; word limit). It just needs to be a thesis written for a postgraduate degree for an Australian or New Zealand university.</span>


The Capstone Editing Laptop Grant for Postgraduate Coursework Students
<span style="font-style:normal; font-weight:normal">The grant comes in the form of a A$3,000 gift voucher for&#160;</span><a target="_blank" href="http://www.harveynorman.com.au/">Harvey Norman</a><span style="font-style:normal; font-weight:normal">. The recipient can purchase any computer or laptop they choose and use any remaining funds to purchase software and computer accessories.</span>


The Capstone Editing Research Scholarship for Honours Students
The Capstone Editing Research Scholarship for Honours Students provides up to A$3,000 (tax free) to one student per year to assist with covering the costs associated with the research for their thesis.</para><para> The A$3,000 scholarship can be used to cover any research-related costs. This might be travelling to a conference or on a field trip, purchasing books or a computer, or even to put towards HELP fees. As part of the application, an outline of how the funds are to be used and evidence of the costs involved (such as a quotation or invoice) must be provided. The student&#8217;s supervisor will also need to provide a letter confirming their support for the funds to be used in the proposed way, should their student be awarded the scholarship.</para><para> &#160;


The Capstone Editing Scholarship for Indigenous High School Students
<span style="font-style:normal; font-weight:400">Capstone Editing seeks to make a modest contribution towards this target through our Scholarship for Indigenous High School Students. The scholarship will initially be available in South Australia, the home state of Dr Lines, but will hopefully be expanded to other states in the future.</span>


The Capstone Editing Textbook Grant for Undergraduates
<span style="font-style:normal; font-weight:normal">As textbook prices continue to rise, many students are having to choose between buying textbooks and covering their daily living expenses. With the average cost of a textbook at Australian universities exceeding $100, and many courses requiring multiple textbooks, our Textbook Grant can seriously reduce the financial burden associated with the start of semester.</span>


The HASANZ Scholarship Programme
The HASANZ Scholarship Programme will build the capability and&#160;&#160; capacity of New Zealand&#8217;s professional health and safety workforce and help ensure that businesses have access to quality health and safety advice and services into the future</para><para> </para><para> &#160;


The Jumpstart Scholarship
<span style="font-weight:normal">TPT, Lifewise and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) will partner to support a student,</span><span style="font-weight:normal"> in the age range of 17-24-year-old who has experienced homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or have a serious housing need </span><span style="font-weight:normal">to receive a university education.</span>


The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Postgraduate Diploma Awards
To assist women graduates to undertake a Postgraduate Diploma at an approved Institute in the Auckland area.


The Michael Barnett Scholarship
The Auckland Chamber of Commerce has established a scholarship to mark Michael Barnett&#8217;s 25 years of leadership of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.


The Smith and Partners Law Scholarships
The Smith and Partners Law Scholarships will be awarded annually to students from West Auckland secondary schools to assist them to pay their first year of fees towards a New Zealand university law degree.


Toloa Scholarships for Pacific STEM Scholars
The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage Pacific students pursue studies in&#160;STEM subjects at tertiary level and increase the numbers employed in STEM careers.</para><para> </para><para> &#160;