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 AwardNumber of 2021 Awards availableApplication
opening date
Application
closing date

Notification date

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.

Read about the changes to the travel contribution for the July block course

Learning Support specialist scholarships

Scholarships are for students enrolled in these programmes.

Type of ScholarshipNumber of Scholarships availableApplication
opening date
Application
closing date
Notification date

Child and Family Psychology Internship Scholarship

Educational Psychology Internship Scholarship

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

7

1 October 2019 30 October 2019 30 November 2019

Further information

For more information, phone our Advisor, Study Awards and Scholarships on 04 463 8558 or email us:

learningsupport.workforce@education.govt.nz 

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