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 Secondary School Achiever Award

2018 Applications are now closed. 2019 Applications info will be available in June this year.

*scholarship information currently on the site is subject to change for 2019.

This award provides a fee reduction of $2,500 in the first year of study for any 120 credit course - covering everything from business and computing through to engineering, environmental science, marine studies and sport. 

Two scholarships are available for each qualifying secondary school.

Toi Ohomai Tauranga TrustPower Scholarship

2018 Applications are now closed. 2019 Applications info will be available in June this year.

*scholarship information currently on the site is subject to change for 2019.

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

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

2018 Applications are now closed. 2019 Applications info will be available in June this year.

*scholarship information currently on the site is subject to change for 2019.

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).

Toi Ohomai Tauranga High Performance Academy Sports Scholarship

2018 Applications are now closed. 2019 Applications info will be available in June this year.

*scholarship information currently on the site is subject to change for 2019.

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.

Toi Ohomai Howie Hinton Memorial Scholarship (Sport)

2018 Applications are now closed. 2019 Applications info will be available in June this year.

*scholarship information currently on the site is subject to change for 2019.

Mr Howie Hinton was a dedicated and inspirational tutor of our sport and recreation courses back when Toi Ohomai was known as Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. This scholarship has been made available by the Hinton family in Howie's memory.

Find out more about Howie:

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.

Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice Scholarship

2018 Applications are now closed. 2019 Applications info will be available in June this year.

*scholarship information currently on the site is subject to change for 2019.

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology offers one scholarship per annum to one student of the Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice (Level 7), who meets the eligibility criteria. 

Project Ignite Scholarship

2018 Applications are now closed. 2019 Applications info will be available in June this year.

*scholarship information currently on the site is subject to change for 2019.

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.

Hospitality Scholarship

2018 Applications are now closed. 2019 Applications info will be available in June this year.

*scholarship information currently on the site is subject to change for 2019.

The Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Hospitality Scholarship is valued at $2,500.

Applications will be accepted from winners in categories of the Rotorua Hospitality Awards (subject to change year to year).

Rosemary Johnson Scholarship

2018 Applications are now closed. 2019 Applications info will be available in June this year.

*scholarship information currently on the site is subject to change for 2019.

Rosemary Johnson

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology offers scholarships exclusively to Year 13 students who are transitioning from their Trades Academy courses to study at Toi Ohomai.