Learning Support Study Awards and Scholarships
The Ministry of Education supports teachers and specialists to develop their skills in working with children and young people with additional learning needs.
We offer Learning Support study awards for teachers in early learning services and schools as well as scholarships to support people undertaking specific specialist courses.
These awards and scholarships help us ensure the ongoing availability of a workforce with the appropriate specialist skills, knowledge and qualifications to support children and young people with additional learning needs.
Learning Support teachers’ study awards
|Type of Award||Number of 2021 Awards available||Application |
|Blind and Low Vision Study Award||9||1 August 2020||30 September 2020||20 November 2020|
|Complex Educational Needs Study Award||8||1 August 2020||30 September 2020||20 November 2020|
|Deaf and Hard of Hearing Study Award||18||19 October 2020||1 November 2020||20 November 2020|
|Early Intervention Study Award||35||1 August 2020||30 September 2020||20 November 2020|
|Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) Study Award||Up to 100||1 August 2020||30 September 2020||20 November 2020|
For current recipients of the Learning Support teachers’ study award
There have been changes to the travel contribution for the July block course.
Learning Support specialist scholarships
Scholarships are for students enrolled in these programmes.
|Type of Scholarship||Number of Scholarships available||Application |
|32 - Total number across Educational Psychology Internship Scholarship and Child and Family Internship Scholarship||1 September 2020||30 September 2020||4 December 2020|
|Speech Language Therapy Scholarship||25||2 March 2020||30 April 2020||30 May 2020|
|New Zealand Sign Language Interpreting Scholarship||5||1 February 2020||15 April 2020||15 May 2020|
|New Zealand Sign Language Tutor Scholarship||
|1 October 2019||30 October 2019||30 November 2019|
For more information, phone our Advisor, Study Awards and Scholarships on 04 463 8558 or email us:
Last reviewed: Has this been useful? Give us your feedback