Toloa Tertiary Scholarships

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The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is pleased to offer eight Toloa Tertiary Scholarships for Pacific students to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.

Valued at up to $25,000 each, the scholarships cover course and compulsory fees and will be paid over a period of three years to the successful first year undergraduate or postgraduate recipients. Recipients will  also receive some mentoring during the course of their studies.

What are the Toloa Tertiary Scholarships?

The Toloa Scholarships were established in 2015 and funded by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples. The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage Pacific students pursue studies in STEM subjects at tertiary level and increase the numbers of pacific people employed into STEM careers.

I want to apply for a Toloa Tertiary Scholarship, How can I do this?

Thank you for your interest.  2018 Toloa Scholarship Applications closed on 5 January 2018.

What do I need to be eligible to apply?

New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Pacific descent can apply. Check out our eligibility for more details.

Why does the Ministry for Pacific Peoples offer these Scholarships?

These scholarships are designed to motivate, celebrate and inspire Pacific people to study STEM courses and enter a career in STEM.

Toloa STEM Programme Factsheet