There's a common misconception that scholarships are only for ‘straight A’ students but this is absolutely not true. Read through the list below and you'll see they're for all kinds of students, from all walks of life.

To help you with your application we’ve pulled together some handy scholarship application tips!

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.

Remember to get your application in early to increase your chances of being successful.

Good luck!

Toi Ohomai Tauranga TrustPower Scholarship

This scholarship is funded from the interest earned from funds invested after the disposal of electricity company shares by this institution in 1995.

It is to provide funding to a student who has been identified as a person who demonstrates attributes likely to help them succeed on the course, and go on to make a contribution in the field of environmental management. The financial need of the applicant will also be a consideration in selecting the recipient.

Toi Ohomai Tauranga Study Award

The Toi Ohomai Study Awards are intended to be an incentive for local people to achieve qualifications with an aim to minimising the financial barrier for the second chance learner.

These awards are for applicants with previous work experience and/or an evident career aspiration. The personal and financial circumstances of applicants will be also considered.

(Note: As there are a number of Toi Ohomai scholarships available to local secondary school leavers, people under 18 years of age will not be considered for these awards).

Community Organisation Study Award

The Bay of Plenty Community Organisation Study Awards are intended for adult learners (18+ years of age) who are currently working in a not-for-profit organisation either full or part-time. The community organisation will nominate a staff member for the award (one award per organisation).

In all cases, the award will be pending the individual meeting the course entry criteria and being accepted on to their intended course.

Toi Ohomai Tauranga High Performance Academy Sports Scholarship

The Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Tauranga High Performance Academy Sports Scholarship Programme aims to provide support for students to achieve a high academic standard in a programme of their choice, whilst seeking excellence in their sporting code.

There are up to eight sport scholarships available to students studying at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology (Toi Ohomai) which cover full fees paid for a maximum of one year.

Toi Ohomai Tauranga Campus Peter Bulfield Memorial Scholarships (Business Administration)

Mr. Peter Bulfield was a dedicated and long-serving tutor of business administration and NZIM courses back when Toi Ohomai was known as Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Before that he taught accounting at Tauranga Boys' High School.

Peter was the very first computing tutor here, and is remembered by his colleagues as being "very kind, very compassionate and someone who believed all students had the potential to achieve."

Peter passed away suddenly in 1994 and these scholarships have been made available by Toi Ohomai, in his memory.

Project Ignite Scholarship

Project Ignite is a summer start-up programme which offers innovative students a ‘learn by doing’ entrepreneurial experience to help fast-track their ideas into new ventures and network with the local Bay of Plenty innovation community.

Open to University of Waikato and Toi Ohomai students and recent graduates, the scholarship provides the opportunity to grow innovative ideas into real-world ventures. These can be either for-profit or not-for-profit.

Both individual students and student teams can apply.