Applying for scholarships takes time. Scholarship applications run throughout the year. Careers NZ has some great advice for finding scholarships and putting applications to together

Careers NZ 

We have listed some of the key links to scholarships in Taranaki and searchable databases. This list is not exhaustive and if you are aware of  scholarships that aren’t listed here or in the links, please notify us at [email protected]

Taranaki Scholarships Portal

The Taranaki Scholarships portal is designed to streamline access to Taranaki-based scholarships. It was created by a partnership of Bishop’s Action Foundation, 
Paraninihi Ki Waitōtara Incorporation, and Te Karaka Foundation (now Taranaki Foundation). Since its inception, the Bashford-Nicholls Trust, Ngā Ruahine, Taranaki Iwi, and Ngāti Mutunga have also joined the portal partnership.

Taranaki Scholarships Portal
WITT Scholarships Page

WITT also offers scholarships to support their students. The page includes both WITT administered scholarships, tips for funding scholarships, links to national scholarships and other scholarships databases.  

WITT Scholarships Page
LA Alexander Trust

Ranging from teaching scholarships to post-graduate scholarships, the L.A. Alexander Scholarships are available to students studying subjects relating to our primary industries, including agriculture, horticulture, and veterinary programmes. 

LA Alexander Trust
Energy Skills

Energy Skills is a collaboration from the energy sector. They offer scholarships at

Energy Skills

Local tertiary providers WITT and the Pacific International Hotel Management School have many courses that offer internships as part of their training.

Many Taranaki companies, government departments and local councils offer internships over summer. It is worth contacting places where you are interested in working to see what options there may be. This site has Taranaki listings and includes some student case studies, and videos so you can get an idea of what to expect. 

Indeed and Student Job Search list summer jobs, including internships (see below).

For those interested in the Energy Sector, Energy Skills coordinates career days and internship opportunities for interested students.  

Summer of Tech is a paid internships programme for the digital and IT sector.

Venture Taranaki partners with Callaghan Innovation and local enterprises to offer student internships. Check out this video that celebrates this programme. 

Visit Callaghan Innovation if you are an employer or student interested in Callaghan's innovation scholarships.