Scholarships and competitions

Learn about current competitions and scholarship opportunities for school students.

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  • Students
  • Parents, Caregivers and Whānau
  • Teachers and Kaiako

School students may choose to follow these opportunities.

Prime Minister’s Vocational Excellence Award

The Prime Minister’s Vocational Excellence Award, with a $2000 cash prize, is available to be awarded to the top vocational student in every school and wharekura throughout New Zealand each year.

TeachNZ school leaver and undergraduate scholarships

TeachNZ offers scholarships for school leavers or undergraduates wanting to teach in te reo Māori.

Visit the TeachNZ website for more information.

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