Scholarships, grants and awards for Pasifika students
You’re a Pasifika student and thinking about tertiary study - great!
There are many scholarships, grants and awards that you could be in line for which can make a huge impact on the costs of your studying.
It’s really worth doing a bit of online research to see what’s available and what might work for you. Contact the Pasifika liaison at the university or polytechnic you are interested in to find out more about scholarships for Pasifika peoples. Also approach community and church leaders, as they often have information about scholarships and funding opportunities for Pasifika students.
Believe it or not, many scholarships don’t actually get any applicants some years and so they just don’t get given out. Give it a go. It will take a little time and a little research, and you will need to gather a bit of background information. The bonus part is once you have put the background info together once, applying for other scholarships is lots easier, and you are able to apply for more than one at a time.