Pasifika Study Award

Application information

About the Study Award

Applications are now open for 2022 Pasifika Study Awards which are aimed at supporting Pasifika learners who are close to completing their Open Polytechnic qualification.

 The Open Polytechnic recognises the time, money and commitment required to study and offers a contribution of financial support for the successful applicants.

Through offering this award, the Open Polytechnic acknowledges the value of the future academic achievements and contributions that these recipients will make both to the recipients' families and their wider community.

The value of each award is made at the discretion of the panel and is dependent upon the availability of funds and the financial needs of particular applicants.

Who can apply?

Applicants must:

  • Be of Pacific Island heritage.
  • Be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents living in New Zealand
  • Be enrolled in an Open Polytechnic programme at Level 5 or above
  • Completed at least 120 credits in the qualification they are currently enrolled in at Open Polytechnic.

How to apply

Fill in and submit the online form below before the closing date.

  • Your application will be assessed on the information provided in your application form and your academic history. If you have failed previously yet have shown improvement and success in subsequent courses, you can also be considered.  You may be contacted for further information.

Closing date

Applications close 19 August, 2022.

Need help?

For further information or help with your application, contact us:

Freephone: 0508 650 200 extn 5040

Pasifika Office 
Open Polytechnic
Private Bag 31914


Application form

Personal details

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Shortlisted applicants may be required to participate in a phone interview to be arranged following the closing date of the award.

Referee details

Please provide the name and contact details of a referee.

The referee may be contacted by the Scholarship Selection Panel to support your application and confirm your involvement in and contribution to your Pasifika community. Your referee must not be a relative or personal friend.

Referee contact details:

Terms and Conditions

The Terms and Conditions of the Pasifika Study Awards are:

  1. Applicants must be of Pacific Island heritage and a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand living in New Zealand.
  2. By submitting this application, you give consent for the Open Polytechnic to contact the referee details provided.
  3. Applications will only be considered where the Pasifika Study Awards application form is fully completed. Information relating to the Pasifika Study Awards application will be kept confidential.
  4. If information provided in your application is found to be false, the Pasifika Study Awards committee will not consider it.
  5. Recipients of the Pasifika Study Awards are not eligible for any other special offers from Open Polytechnic in the same year of application.



Read the following declaration

I declare that all of the information in this application form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I agree to abide by the decision of Open Polytechnic with respect to this application and authorise Open Polytechnic to use and disclose personal information in this application form for the purposes of:

  1. assessing my application for the Pasifika Study Award.
  2. promotional material should I receive this Pasifika Study Award.

Thank you for taking the time to apply.

Please ensure the details above are complete and correct, then use the SUBMIT button below to complete your application.

You will receive an automated email containing a copy of your application for your records. If you do not receive this email within 2 hours, please contact us on Freephone 0508 650 200.