Scholarships, awards and funding for people working in schools
Find out about the scholarships, awards, funding and sabbaticals that are available to principals and teachers.
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TeachNZ scholarships, study awards and study grants
The TeachNZ website provides information on its awards, study grants and sabbaticals including application dates, eligibility requirements and assessment criteria.
- Scholarships – TeachNZ website(external link)
- Study awards, sabbaticals and study support grants – TeachNZ website(external link)
The Ministry of Education offers tuition fees scholarships for study towards a Teaching English in Schools for Speakers of Other Languages (TESSOL) qualification. Scholarship information is posted to schools in October each year and applications need to be received by the end of October in the same year.
Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF)
TLIF supports teams of qualified teachers from early learning services, ngā kōhanga reo, schools and kura to collaboratively develop innovative practices that improve learning outcomes.
Learning support teachers’ study awards and scholarships
The Ministry supports teachers and specialists to develop their skills in working with children and young people with additional learning needs.
Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards
The annual Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in early learning, primary and secondary schooling. They’re open to any group, team or partnership from a school, kura or early learning service.
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