Scholarships

Did you know that every year thousands of dollars in scholarships sit, unused, in bank accounts just waiting for students like you to apply to receive them?

A huge range of scholarships are available through Toi Ohomai and hundreds of other organisations, for all kinds of students, not just the straight-A kind. At Toi Ohomai we want to help you to succeed in every way possible so, by offering scholarships like those detailed below, we can assist with easing some of that financial pressure that most students find themselves under.

Toi Ohomai scholarships require you to be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and enrolled or planning to enrol on a Toi Ohomai course. Make sure you get your application in early as they all have close-off dates and often there’s a bit of competition for limited funding.

For assistance or more information on any of the scholarships listed below, email the scholarships office and be sure to also check out the givMe scholarships database, which is accessible at many public libraries, careers advisor offices, and schools, and if you're a current student with us using your standard student login.


SCHOLARSHIPS BASED ON AGESports and fitness

Community Organisation Study Award $500

If you currently work for a not-for-profit organisation either full- or part-time, are 18 years or older, and plan to enrol full-time on a Toi Ohomai course, the community organisation can nominate you for this scholarship.

Community Organisation Study Award 2018 application form (pdf, 43kb. Updated 11-Aug-17).

Toi Ohomai Secondary School Achiever Award $2,500

Enjoy a $2,500 reduction on your first year of fees if you’re enrolling full-time on any one Toi Ohomai course that’s 120 credits or higher, or on any two 60-credit course.

You must be nominated from a secondary school within the Toi Ohomai Bay of Plenty and South Waikato catchment. A maximum of two scholarships are available to each secondary school. Check with your school’s careers advisor for more information.

Seconday School Achiever Award 2018 application form (pdf, 42kb. Updated 03-Aug-17)

Toi Ohomai Study Award $500 to $1,000

Twenty-five scholarships are available to reduce the financial barrier for people 18 years or older who live in the Bay of Plenty. If you have work experience, you’re aiming for a career and have the motivation to study either part or full-time toward a certificate, diploma or degree, apply now! Successful applicants will receive a $1,000 reduction off fees if enrolled on full-time study or a $500 reduction if enrolled part-time.

Study Award 2018 application form (pdf, 28kb. Updated 03-Aug-17)

SCHOLARSHIPS BASED ON SPECIFIC SUBJECT AREAS

Business

Peter Bulfield Memorial Scholarship $750

If you have successfully completed the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3) and you’re planning to enrol full-time on the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4), you could be awarded $750 toward your second-semester study fees.

Peter Bulfield Memorial Scholarship 2018 application form (pdf, 31kb. Updated 03-Aug-17)

Project Ignite Scholarship $5,000

Designed to ignite your passion for innovation, this scholarship is a summer start-up course that offers you a learn-by-doing entrepreneurial experience to help fast-track your ideas into new start-up ventures.

The scholarship is a 10-week, full-time course based at Ignition Co-Working Space in Tauranga over November to February. It includes group and individual activities, guidance by expert start-up coaches, inspirational speakers, practical how-to sessions, access to specialist mentors and help with applications for seed funding.

Apply now if you’re a current or recent graduate of Toi Ohomai/Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Student teams can also apply.

Creative

Alf Rendall Photography Scholarship $2,000

Apply for this scholarship if you’re a keen photographer enrolled on the Bachelor of Creative Industries (Tauranga campus) or the Bachelor of Creative Technologies (Rotorua campus) and are specialising in photography.

Alf Rendell Photography Scholarship 2018 application form (pdf, 39kb. Updated 03-Aug-2017)

Environmental

TrustPower Scholarship $1,500

We are looking for a Tauranga-based student who demonstrates attributes that are likely to help them successfully complete the New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 5) and the New Zealand Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6) (with strands in Marine and Terrestrial), and go on to make a contribution in the field of environmental management.
If this describes you and you’re in your first year of studying the diploma, we encourage you to apply for this scholarship.

TrustPower Scholarship (Environmental Management) 2018 aplication form (pdf, 42kb. Updated 11-Aug-17)

Hospitality

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Hospitality Scholarship $2,500

Each year, winners in select categories of the Rotorua Hospitality Awards are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. View the current list of eligible awards categories and the list of diplomas, degrees, graduate or postgraduate courses in hospitality management you can study under this scholarship.

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Hospitality Scholarship $2,500 information page

Immigration

Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice pays full fees

The Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice, available only at Toi Ohomai, is required in order to apply for a licence to provide immigration advice professionally.

If you’ve been accepted to study our immigration advice course full or part-time, are working in a volunteer organisation and can meet Immigration Advisors Authority criteria for not-for-profit status, you could have your full fees paid to study this one-year course.

Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice Level 7  2018 application form (pdf, 33kb. Updated 03-Aug-17)

Sports and Recreation

High Performance Academy Sports Scholarships pays fees for one year

If you participate in a sport that is on the Sport New Zealand list of recognised national sports organisations, you can apply for this scholarship that not only provides financial assistance to earn the qualification of your choice, but also comes with extra services to help you excel in your sport while you study.
You will have access to Toi Ohomai’s sport and fitness facilities and a high performance manager for education, sporting and lifestyle support. You will also be allocated 10 hours per annum access to services such as sports science and testing.
Existing scholarship students and Pathway to Podium athletes are encouraged to apply.

High Performance Adacdemy Sports Scholarship 2018 application form (pdf, 35kb. Updated 03-Aug-17)

Howie Hinton Memorial Scholarship $1,500

This scholarship awards $1,500 toward your tuition fees if you’re in your first year of studying the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation and will be enrolling on to the second year of the degree.

Howie Hinton Memorial Scholarship 2018 application form (pdf, 28kb. Updated 11-Aug-17)

Trades

Rosemary Johnson Scholarships $2,500

Applications are open to Year 12 or Year 13 students in a Trades Academy/Dual Pathway class and enrolling full-time at Toi Ohomai. This scholarship will be applied to the tuition fees for any course of at least 120 credits (diploma or degree).

Rosemary Johnson Scholarship 2018 application form (pdf, 31kb. Updated 09-Sept-17)

Te Ara Poutama – Māori and Pasifika Trade Training Scholarships

Apply for this scholarship if you’re of Māori or Pacific descent, 16–40 years old, and want a qualification that sets you up to pursue employment or an apprenticeship in a trade such as electrical, automotive or mechanical engineering, collision repair, construction, horticulture or cookery.

Te Ara Poutama - Māori and Pacifika Trade Training Scholarship application page

Trades Academy Top Student Scholarships $500

This scholarship is awarded to the top student in each Trades Academy class who plans to continue study with Toi Ohomai.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MĀORI AND PASIFIKA STUDENTS

Te Ara Poutama – Māori and Pasifika Trade Training Scholarships

Apply for this scholarship if you’re of Māori or Pacific descent, 16–40 years old, and want a qualification that sets you up to pursue employment or an apprenticeship in a trade such as electrical, automotive or mechanical engineering, collision repair, construction, horticulture or cookery.

Te Ara Poutama - Māori and Pacifika Trade Training Scholarship application page