There are many avenues to apply funding, scholarships and grants to further your or your children's education or career, or simply to assist in a time of need.

Tertiary Scholarships

Many universities, polytechnics and other education providers offer their own scholarships, grants and awards. There's often a scholarships officer or career adviser who can tell you what scholarships you may be eligible for. Check out this link for a comprehensive list of contacts around the country.

givME is New Zealand’s biggest collection of information about awards, scholarships and grants available for individuals containing details of over 2,600 funding schemes for individuals in New Zealand. givME is used by all the universities as well as hundreds of other information organisations. To find out where you can use givME free of charge near you visit the list of free givME public sites. Your library is free while home computers are not. 

Scholarships For Children and Young People 

The Aspire Scholarships provides assistance for low income families towards the costs of private secondary schooling. They contribute up to $15,000 per year towards the tuition fees of a private school for the duration of a student's attendance at this school. It will also include a yearly allowance of up to $1,500 for course related costs. The scholarship does not cover boarding fees, and cannot be used at state or state-integrated schools.  

Variety - The Children's Charity has grants and scholarships available for children with a special need or disadvantage (these include physical, mental, intellectual, psychological disability, geographic isolation or socio-economic disadvantage).