Scholarships and fee reductions

If you’re studying at Ara, or planning to, don’t miss the chance to save thousands of dollars in fees with an Ara scholarship. There are dozens of scholarships available across a wide range of subjects. You don’t have to be an academic over-achiever to be eligible – the majority of our scholarships are offered in order to help meet skills shortages in specific industries, or to encourage individuals from under-represented sectors of the community into higher education.

We encourage you to apply for a scholarship if you think you might be eligible. There’s no need to wait until you’ve been accepted into your programme, and late applications may be accepted for some scholarships.

Celebrating Success: Ara students receive scholarship awards 2019

Want to offer a scholarship for Ara students?

You can find further scholarships and awards at Generosity New Zealand, which you can access by logging in at most council libraries and schools. If you’re studying a programme relating to primary industries, there are grants and scholarships available at Growing NZ . If you identify as Māori or Pasifika, there are further options available through Ngai Tahu and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.

Please read the Guidelines for Ara scholarships.

20 scholarships found

Pasifika Higher Learning 2020

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

If you are of Pasifika descent, these scholarships are available to help you succeed in tertiary study at higher levels.

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Riccarton Rotary Youth Trust Scholarship

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Online
Closing date:
15 Aug 2019

This scholarship supports academically able students whose financial or personal circumstances might prevent them from considering entry to tertiary education.

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Tangata Matariki - Māori Community Scholarship

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

If you are of Māori descent and moving in to your second or subsequent year of study, this scholarship may be for you.

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Tangata Matariki - Pasifika Community Scholarship

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

If you are of Pasifika descent and moving in to your second or subsequent year of study, this scholarship may be for you.

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The Rika Fund

Location:
Christchurch, Online
Closing date:
31 October 2019

The Rika Fund was established following the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch.

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Untouched World Foundation for Blumine Island Scholarship 2019

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton
Closing date:
Friday 30 August 2019

The Untouched World Foundation provides young adults with unique learning experiences, developing leadership skills to maximise their potential throughout their lives and be inspired to lead the way in their own school or community to achieve a sustainable future.

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Untouched World Foundation for Blumine Island Scholarship 2020

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton
Closing date:
Friday 30 August 2020

The Untouched World Foundation provides young adults with unique learning experiences, developing leadership skills to maximise their potential throughout their lives and be inspired to lead the way in their own school or community to achieve a sustainable future.

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Women in STEM 2020

Location:
Christchurch
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

If you are a woman looking to get into a career in Science, ICT, or Engineering, these scholarships are designed to support you to achieve your goals.

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Women in Trades - 2020

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

Our Women in Trades Scholarships is aimed at giving women the opportunity to help rebuild Canterbury by providing them with the skills and the knowledge to start a career in the trades industry.

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World Boost

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Available until awarded

The World Boost scholarship is available to current students to support excellence in their area of study.

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