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GCSB Women in STEM Scholarship

Value $10,000
Number awarded 4
Opening date 1 July 2024
Closing date 1 October 2024
Provider Government Communications Security Bureau
Location All locations

A fee reduction of $10,000 for women studying a STEM-related degree. The value of this award can be spread over three years depending on your study plans. Note: no more than $5000 will be allocated in any one year.


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Be a student over the age of 18 years who identifies as female
  • Be in your second, or subsequent year of full time tertiary study (including Honours and Masters students)
  • Have enrolled or been accepted into a full time degree majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) at an approved NZQA accredited tertiary provider in New Zealand for the next academic year. Note: the STEM disciplines we are interested in include computer science, cyber security, technology, mathematics, computer engineering, and data science
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

How we assess applications

  • Proven leadership qualities and/or experience
  • Voluntary work (including coaching and mentoring)
  • Demonstrated commitment to pursuing a STEM career
  • Clear understanding of the importance of STEM for New Zealand
  • Academic achievement and excellence

How to Apply

Submit an online application form