Linwood LIFT Completion Linwood College - LIFT Completion Scholarship




Up to 1 year

Number awarded


Closing date

Ongoing until awarded




Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton

Payment of course-related costs and living costs for Linwood High School students, to support them to successfully transition into tertiary education.


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:

  • Meet entry requirements for your chosen programme of study
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Full time or part time study
  • Only available to Linwood High School students

This scholarship is available for students entering into any year of study at Ara.

Please note: You are not able to access the LIFT completion grant and the LIFT study scholarship in the same year.

From 2020, all scholarships are available for students entering into any level of study at Ara (unless stated otherwise in eligibility criteria).

We encourage all learners eligible for an Ara scholarship to apply. Before you complete your Ara scholarship application, check out your eligibility for the government’s fees free initiative. We are happy to help you out with this process. If you are eligible for only a proportion of your fees covered under the government initiative and not a full year, you may still be eligible to apply for an Ara scholarship.

If you are unsure about your eligibility please contact us.

Eligible Programmes

Any programme at Ara Institute of Canterbury.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship:

  • Complete an application form
  • Include a personal statement to reflect the special circumstances that make you a candidate for this scholarship
  • Provide a written referee report (see application form) which comments on your ability to succeed in this programme
  • Obtain confirmation from Linwood College that you meet the eligibility requirement (see application form)

Please return your application to Scholarships, PO Box 540, Christchurch 8140 or email it to:

Applications submitted before the early bird closing date will be given preference. Remaining scholarships will then be awarded to later applicants who meet the criteria.

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