17 May 2018
A new online guide makes the millions of dollars available in university scholarships even easier to track down and apply for.
The new scholarship guide has been launched by MoneyHub, a financial information and advice website. Their goal is to make scholarship funding information accessible for students, parents, teachers and for schools, and in contrast to the main existing database, free.
Not every school subscribes to the current paid subscription platform, and students often find hours can be restricted, while access is generally limited to a single computer terminal. The new guide is available all the time, on all your devices.
The guide also provides some helpful tips in applying for scholarships, and they even call out a couple of the universities for the poor state of their own scholarship information.
Year 13 students – they’re talking to you
The Scholarship Guide is aimed exclusively at Year 13 students planning to go to university. Scholarships are presented by university, region, ethnicity and then by private donor.
This enables students to take advantage of local and private company funding opportunities, as well as scholarships specific to universities.
And it comes with links to the university scholarship sites, plus some international study funding opportunities.
MoneyHub’s scholarship advice:
- There is close to $100 million available in scholarship funding for NZ school leavers
- Scholarships are not just for those with flawless NCEA results
- Many scholarships are awarded to all-rounders and those who show good promise outside of the classroom
- Many scholarships go unawarded every year because of a lack of awareness of the opportunities. This applies in particular to Maori and Pacific Island students
- Get organised and start your scholarship searching early.
MoneyHub plan to update the guide through the year and to include new scholarships as they are announced.
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