GCSB Women in STEM Scholarship

Closing date: 01/10/2022
01/10/2023
Applications open on 1 July and close on 1 October.
Value of Award: The value of this award is $10,000, which can be spread over three years depending on your study plans.
No. of awards: Up to three scholarships may be awarded of which one will be dedicated to a Maori/Pacifica candidate.
Tenure: Note, no more than $5,000 will be allocated in any one year.

GCSB Women in STEM Scholarship

Application Form

GCSB Tertiary Scholarship for women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics  

Open to female second year tertiary students and above (including Honours and Masters students) intending to take a full-time course of study in science, technology, computer engineering, mathematics, data science and cyber security at any New Zealand tertiary institution.


Selection criteria:

  • To be eligible for the GCSB Tertiary Scholarship, applicants must be: Female students over the age of 18 years In your second, or subsequent year of full time tertiary study (including Honours and Masters students) Have enrolled, or been accepted into a full time degree majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) at an approved NZQA accredited tertiary provider in New Zealand for the next academic year. Note: the STEM disciplines we are interested in include computer science, cyber security, technology, mathematics, computer engineering, and data science. A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

General Information:

How do students apply?
Please complete the application form and send a copy of this with your academic transcript to scholarship@nzic.govt.nz.
GCSB Women in STEM Scholarship
Application Form

Decision makers
Applications will be reviewed by a representative from People and Capability, a representative/s from our Women in Tech (WIT) staff network, and representatives from the relevant areas of GCSB, to identify our top 10 applicants.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
A short phone interview with each of the top 10 applicants will then be conducted by a representative from People and Capability, to identify the top 5 candidates. The top 5 candidates will then be invited to meet with a panel. The panel will include the Director-General of GCSB, a representative/s from our WIT staff network, and a representative/s from the relevant areas of GCSB. Successful scholarship winner/s will be notified in November.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
How will applications be assessed? Proven leadership qualities and/or experience Voluntary work (including coaching and mentoring) Demonstrated commitment to pursuing a STEM career Clear understanding of the importance of STEM for New Zealand Academic achievement and excellence

Additional information

Who else has information about this award?
For all general enquiries email scholarship@nzic.govt.nz or phone the GCSB Learning and Development, People and Capability Team on 04 472 6881.


For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Haley Rowe-Manson
Organisational Development New Zealand Intelligence Community
New Zealand Intelligence Community

PO Box 12209 Thorndon

Phone: 04 472 6881

Email: scholarship@nzic.govt.nz

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