Financial Support

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This section gives you information about the numerous funding options available to you.

Our Information Centre Advisors at Windermere Campus and Bongard Centre are here to help too. They can give you all the details you need including assistance with your application for a student loan or scholarship.

Loans
All of our full-time programmes qualify for Student Loans and Allowances through StudyLink and many of our part-time programmes qualify for Student Loans too. Find out more about Student Loans and Allowances. If you need assistance to apply, the Information Centre Advisors run weekly workshops and provide one-on-one assistance.

Student Hardship Services
Ako Ātea offers a variety of services to students. If you are experiencing financial difficulties which are impacting on your ability to attend classes we may be able to help with referrals to the Foodbank, or transport vouchers.

To be eligible to apply for vouchers, you need to have been attending your course for at least 3 weeks. Foodbank referrals may be given earlier. Please contact the Ako Ātea staff at the Windermere Campus or Bongard Campus. This service is available to eligible Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students only.

Scholarships
Scholarships and grants are another way of helping you meet fees, course-related costs and living expenses. We’ve got a great range of scholarships and grants – and they’re for all sorts of people, not just the ‘straight A’ students.

Youth Guarantee Programme
The Youth Guarantee programme offers fees-free training for 16-19 year olds, across a range of programmes. It's a great opportunity to figure out the way forward, particularly if education has been challenging so far. Find out more on our Youth Guarantee page.

General Scholarships
Scholarship Name Closing Date This scholarship is available for the following programmes & courses
Community Organisation Study Award Tue, 17/01/2017 All programmes
Project Ignite Scholarship Fri, 07/10/2016 All programmes
Team WBOP Polytechnic High Performance Academy Sports Scholarship Fri, 28/10/2016 All programmes
The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust Thu, 01/09/2016 All programmes
Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Tauranga Study Award Sat, 14/01/2017
Fri, 23/06/2017
All programmes
Zespri Scholarship Programme Sun, 25/09/2016 All programmes
General Scholarships, Maori students, Maori Student Scholarships
Scholarship Name Closing Date This scholarship is available for the following programmes & courses
Rosemary Seymour Research & Archives Award Mon, 31/10/2016 All programmes
Rosemary Seymour Research & Archives Award Mon, 31/10/2016 All programmes
Rosemary Seymour Research & Archives Award Mon, 31/10/2016 All programmes
Programme Specific Scholarships
Scholarship Name Closing Date This scholarship is available for the following programmes & courses
Adastra Foundation Scholarship Fri, 16/09/2016 Certificate in Fitness (Level 4)
Bachelor of Sport & Recreation
Graduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise (Level 7)
Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise (Level 7)
Tioriori - Certificate in Music Production and Performance (Level 5)
Te Kamakama - Diploma in Music Production and Performance (Level 6)
TeachNZ Scholarships (Early Childhood Education) Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) - Early Childhood
National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3)
National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5)
WBoP Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice Scholarship Fri, 16/12/2016 Graduate Diploma in New Zealand Immigration Advice (Level 7)
WBoP Howie Hinton Memorial Scholarship (Sport) Fri, 21/10/2016 Bachelor of Sport & Recreation
WBoP Peter Bulfield Memorial Scholarships (Business Administration) Fri, 19/05/2017 National Certificate in Business Administration & Computing (Level 3)
Secondary School Student Scholarships
Scholarship Name Closing Date This scholarship is available for the following programmes & courses
Māori and Pasifika Trade Training Scholarship (Te Ara Poutama) New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)
Rosemary Johnson Scholarship Fri, 30/09/2016 All programmes
WBoPP Secondary School Achiever Award Fri, 30/09/2016 Bachelor of Creative Industries
Bachelor of Sport & Recreation
Bachelor of Nursing
Diploma in Applied Computing (Level 5)
Diploma in Applied Computing (Level 6)
Diploma in Conveyancing (Level 6)
Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6)
Diploma in Marine Studies (Level 6)
Te Kamakama - Diploma in Music Production and Performance (Level 6)
New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6)
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6)
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6)
New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) (Level 6)
New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Cookery Strand) (Level 5)
New Zealand Law Society Legal Executive Diploma (Level 6)
New Zealand Diploma in Construction [Construction Management strand] (Level 6)
New Zealand Diploma in Construction [Quantity Surveying strand] (Level 6)
National Diploma in Surveying (Level 6)
New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology strand in Veterinary Nursing Assistant (Level 5)
New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)
National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5)
Certificate in Work Skills (Supported Learning) (Level 1)
Certificate in Beautician and Cosmetology (Level 4)
Certificate in Radio Broadcasting (Level 4)
Tioriori - Certificate in Music Production and Performance (Level 5)
Certificate in Fitness (Level 4)
Certificate in Art and Design (Level 4)
Maori Student Scholarships
Scholarship Name Closing Date This scholarship is available for the following programmes & courses
Hauora Maori Scholarship (Healthcare & Nursing) All programmes
Maori Education Trust Scholarships (General) All programmes
Ngā Mātarae Scholarship Wed, 27/01/2016 All programmes
Te Arawa Scholarships Programme Fri, 04/03/2016 All programmes
Te Putea Whakatapu Scholarships All programmes
Disabled Student Scholarships
Scholarship Name Closing Date This scholarship is available for the following programmes & courses
Blue Lagoon Hearing Trust Scholarship Mon, 31/10/2016 All programmes
Dillon Scholarship Sat, 31/12/2016 All programmes