Toloa Tertiary Scholarships

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Established in 2015, the Toloa Tertiary Scholarships are funded by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples to support Pacific students to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.


What is the goal?

The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage Pacific students to pursue studies in STEM subjects at tertiary level and increase the numbers of pacific people employed into STEM careers.


What do the Toloa Tertiary Scholarships cover?

Capped at $9000 per year (to a maximum value of $25,000 over three years), the Toloa Tertiary Scholarships cover the tuition and compulsory fees for the successful undergraduate or postgraduate recipients. Compulsory fees are course fees, plus Student Services Fee and Building Levy. Recipients will also receive some mentoring during the course of their studies.


I want to apply for a Toloa Tertiary Scholarship, How can I do this?

Applications for the 2019 Scholarships open on 22 August 2018.


What do I need to be eligible to apply?

New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Pacific descent can apply. Check out our eligibility for more details.


Why does the Ministry for Pacific Peoples offer these Scholarships?

These scholarships are designed to motivate, celebrate and inspire Pacific people to study STEM courses and enter a career in STEM.


Toloa STEM Programme Factsheet