Scholarships

Scholarships are a great way to help reduce your study costs. Every year we award $100,000 to students just like yourself.

2020 scholarships are now open. 

Aeronautical Engineering
Aquaculture
Culinary Arts
Construction/Trades
Arts and Media
Business
Māori Scholarships
NMIT postgraduate study scholarship
Partnership Scholarships
Local School Leavers
Awards
External Scholarships

Aeronautical Engineering

Airbus Miles Hunter Scholarship

Second year students undertaking the Certificate in Aeronautical Engineering (Level 4).

Download Terms of Reference [PDF, 191 KB]

Apply(external link)

Aquaculture

Marine Farming Association Scholarship

Secondary School graduates from the Golden Bay area enrolling to study on an NMIT Aquaculture programme.

Download Terms of Reference [PDF, 131 KB]

Apply(external link)

Akaroa Salmon Scholarship

Second year students undertaking the Diploma in Aquaculture Level 5 (Fish Farming and Fishery Management).

Download Terms of Reference [PDF, 142 KB]

Apply(external link)

New Zealand King Salmon Aquaculture Scholarship

All Aquaculture programmes (across multiple levels).

Download Terms of Reference [PDF, 165 KB]

Apply(external link)

Culinary Arts

Code Purple Culinary Arts Scholarship

Students enrolled in NZ Certificate in Trainee Chef (Level 4) or Trades Academy (Cookery).

Download Terms of Reference [PDF, 161 KB]

Apply(external link)

New Zealand King Salmon Hospitality Scholarship

Students enrolled in Certificate in Culinary Arts (Level 4).

Download Terms of Reference [PDF, 165 KB]

Apply(external link)

Construction/Trades

Mitre 10 Megan Nelson Scholarship

Students enrolled in New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills programme (Carpentry strand).

Download Terms of Reference [PDF, 86 KB]

Apply(external link)

Nelson Pine Industries (Carpentry)

Students enrolled on NZ Certificate in Construction Trade Skills.

Download Terms of Reference [PDF, 84 KB]

Apply(external link)

Arts and Media

Toss Woollaston Art Scholarship

Students enrolled in New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills programme (Carpentry strand).

Download Terms of Reference [PDF, 85 KB]

Apply(external link)

Business

Nelson Pine Industries (Business) Scholarship

Students enrolled on a Level 6 or above Applied Business programme.

Download Terms of Reference [PDF, 109 KB]

Apply(external link)

New Zealand King Salmon Business Scholarship

Students enrolled on an Applied Business programme.

Download Terms of Reference [PDF, 165 KB]

Apply(external link)

Māori Scholarships

George Martin Scholarships

Māori students descended from Top of the South iwi, studying at Marlborough Campus.

Download Terms of Reference [PDF, 112 KB]

Apply(external link)

Kaiapa (Uncle) Jack Kohe Scholarship

Full time students descending from Ngati Koata o Māori.

Download Terms of Reference [PDF, 113 KB]

Apply(external link)

Pene Ruruku Memorial Scholarship

All full time Māori students.

Download Terms of Reference [PDF, 110 KB]

Apply(external link)

NMIT postgraduate study scholarship

The NMIT postgraduate study scholarship is available to students commencing study on a postgraduate programme at NMIT in 2020 for up to $3000 towards tuition fees.
Conditions apply. Learn more

Local School Leavers

Youth Guarantee

The Youth Guarantee initiative is open to 16-19 year olds and provides them with free access to select vocationally focused programmes.

Partnership Scholarships

Kono Ahumahi

Scholarships are available to you, if you are a descendant of the Wakatū Incorporation living in Te Tau Ihu O Te-Waka-ā-Maui.
Wakatū Incorporation are looking to build capability in the primary sector businesses trading under the umbrella of Kono NZ LP. On offer are scholarships to students already studying, or looking to study Aquaculture or Viticulture.
The scholarships are a partnership between Wakatū Incorporation and NMIT. They include one third of fees for a maximum of three years, mentoring, employment in the industry during holiday breaks and the opportunity to increase cultural knowledge.
For further information and application forms contact: Karli Te Aotonga from Wakatu Incorporation 

Soroptimist International of Waimea

Soroptimist International of Waimea is an organisation which works towards advancing the welfare and status of women. It is part of the Soroptimist mission to increase access to education. An Education Grant of $3000 is available to a selected woman aged 25 years of age or over residing in the Nelson/Tasman area while undertaking full-time tertiary study. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or have been granted permanent residence. 

TO APPLY: Download and complete all three pages of the 2020 Education Grant Application Form [PDF, 260 KB] and, having read and agreed to the conditions of the Grant, sign the form. Scan and email the form to the Secretary.

Applications close 3 February 2020.

Nelson Soroptimist Education Trust Karen Glasgow Study Scholarship 

Karen Glasgow scholarships of at least $1,250 each are available to female students who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents aged 30 years or more, residing in the Nelson-Tasman-Marlborough region and enrolled or intending to enrol in full time study.  

Download application form [DOCX, 63 KB]

Applications close 28 February 2020.

Nelson Soroptimist Education Trust Janice Neame Scholarship

The Janice Neame scholarship of $2,000 is available to a female student who is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and who has successfully completed at least two years' full time study towards a degree at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) and expects to complete her degree in 2020. 

Download application form [DOCX, 61 KB]

Applications close 28 February 2020.

Nelson Soroptimist Education Trust Second Year Scholarship

The 'Graduate Women' scholarship of $1,500 is available to a female student who is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident enrolled in a second year of full time study for a degree at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT).

Download application form [DOCX, 59 KB]

Applications close 28 February 2020.

Nelson Soroptimist Education Trust School Leaver/First Year Scholarship

Nelson Soroptimist Education Trust School Leaver scholarships are available for female students who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents enrolled or intending to enrol in a first year of tertiary study leading eventually to a recognized qualification. Each scholarship is worth $1,000.

Download application form [DOCX, 53 KB]

Applications close 31 January 2020.

Awards

NGO Social Work Study Awards

The NGO Social Work Study Awards are funded and administered by Community Investment, a service of the Ministry of Social Development – the intent of these awards is to help build the capability of people working in community-based social services.
Up to 85 new awards are offered every year to assist employees of non-government organisations (NGOs) to undertake part time study for a degree level qualification in social work. These awards aim to help support employees of NGOs who have previously studied (or who are already studying) and want to complete a social work qualification that meets the educational requirements for social work registration.

More information is available from the Ministry of Social Development(external link)

External Scholarships

External Scholarships, grants and awards are a great way of also funding your tertiary education. Here’s some information about what’s out there and how to get it, along with some links to get you started. Any external scholarships you obtain do not affect any NMIT specific scholarships you may wish to apply for.

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