Pacific Islands Polynesian Education Foundation Scholarships (PIPEF)

Pacific Islands Polynesian Education Foundation Scholarships (PIPEF) awards 3 types of scholarships to Pasifika students enrolled in tertiary study in New Zealand. These scholarships are now closed for 2016..

Individual (undergraduate) scholarships 

Each year PIPEF awards individual scholarships to undergraduate Pasifika applicants. Scholarships are up to a maximum of $950 each.

Postgraduate scholarship

This is a $2,000 scholarship to a postgraduate student studying to benefit Polynesian peoples.

Norman Kirk Memorial Trust Scholarships for mature students

There are 20 scholarships of $1000 each. These are awarded to mature students (students who are 25 years old and over) studying at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.


PIPEF was established by an Act of Parliament in 1972 to promote and encourage the better education of Pasifika students and to give financial assistance for that purpose. It’s funded by the Norman Kirk Memorial Trust and Ministry of Education.

Ko 'etau ngaue fakatahataha te tau ikuna ai, "working together we will succeed”.

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