Diploma in Outdoor Education Scholarship - Māori and Pasifika - Timaru - 2017


Year 1 - 50%
Year 2 - 100%
Fee reduction


Two years

Number awarded


Closing date


Ara is committed to training Māori & Pasifika students in Outdoor Education. As part of this commitment, Ara will be awarding up to two scholarships to Māori and Pasifika students studying the Diploma in Outdoor Education.

If you'd like to be a part of this industry, capable of working with a wide variety of client groups in a wide variety of environments then this highly-regarded diploma is essential. You will work independently and be responsible for planning, organising and delivering the kayak, rock, bush, mountain and risk management activities for our Year One students. This will assist in preparing you for this high-level responsibility when working in the industry.

Location: Timaru


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet all of the following conditions.

  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident at the time of application
  • Have met the academic entry requirements for the Diploma in Outdoor Education
  • Be of Māori or Pasifika descent
  • Intending to be a full time student within this programme
  • 2017 will be your first year of study in this programme
  • You may be required to attend an interview with the Department of Humanities staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this scholarship by completing an application form from www.ara.ac.nz/scholarships and returning it to Scholarships, PO Box 540, Christchurch 8140 or emailing it to: scholarships@ara.ac.nz

As part of the application you will nominate two referees who will be contacted to provide a reference for you. One should come from a teacher or principal who is able to comment on your academic performance and your ability to succeed in this programme or someone from your workplace who can attest to your relevant experience. The other should be from someone able to attest to your character and should not be a family member.

The continuation of your scholarship is determined by your satisfactory progress at the end of each academic year (in general you must perform at a satisfactory level throughout the programme, enabling completion of the diploma within two years).

Late applications may be considered.

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