If you’re studying at Ara, or planning to, don’t miss the chance to save thousands of dollars in fees with an Ara scholarship. There are dozens of scholarships available across a wide range of subjects. You don’t have to be an academic over-achiever to be eligible – the majority of our scholarships are offered in order to help meet skills shortages in specific industries, or to encourage individuals from under-represented sectors of the community into higher education.

We encourage you to apply for a scholarship if you think you might be eligible. There’s no need to wait until you’ve been accepted into your programme, and late applications may be accepted for some scholarships.

Celebrating Success: Ara students receive scholarship awards 2019

Want to offer a scholarship for Ara students?

You can find further scholarships and awards at Generosity New Zealand, which you can access by logging in at most council libraries and schools. If you’re studying a programme relating to primary industries, there are grants and scholarships available at Growing NZ . If you identify as Māori or Pasifika, there are further options available through Ngai Tahu and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.

Please read the Guidelines for Ara scholarships.

20 scholarships found

Ara Advantage

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

If you are likely to face financial difficulty during your studies due to a disability, hardship or relocating, these scholarships are available to make tertiary study more accessible for you.

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Ara Connect - Lifelong Learning 2020

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

If you are over the age of 25, these scholarships are available to help you to upskill or change career.

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Ara Inspire

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

If you have an inspirational approach, demonstrate strong leadership skills, are regularly involved in your community or a high academic achiever, this scholarship is to help you achieve your goals.

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Ara Respect

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

Available for students who are respectful in everything they do. Successful recipients should demonstrate kindness towards others, cultural inclusivity, motivation to learn and perseverance.

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CMCA Scholarships Application 2020

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Ongoing until awarded

This scholarship is open to any player who is a registered member of an affiliated Christchurch Metropolitan Cricket Association (CMCA) club.

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CRFU Scholarships Application 2020

Location:
Christchurch, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Ongoing until awarded

This scholarship is open to any player who is a registered member of an affiliated Canterbury Rugby Football Union (CRFU) club.

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Linwood College - LIFT Completion

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

These scholarships will enable Linwood High School students to study at Ara, to support students to have a successful transition into tertiary training.

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Linwood College - LIFT Study

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

These scholarships will enable Linwood High School students to study at Ara, to support students to have a successful transition into tertiary training. "Lift Trust" established 10+ years ago.

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Māori Higher Learning 2020

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Early Bird:
Monday 14 October 2019

Final closing date:
27 January 2020

If you are of Māori descent, these scholarships are available to help you succeed in tertiary study at higher levels.

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Netball Mainland Scholarships Application 2020

Location:
Christchurch, Timaru, Oamaru, Ashburton, Online
Closing date:
Applications are open

This scholarship is open to any player who is a registered member (player, coach or official) of an affiliated Netball Zone

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Ara Foundation Grants