Selection Criteria

After checking that the application meets the eligibility guidelines, the application will be considered against the three key criteria:

  • cultural participation in Pacific contexts
  • leadership potential
  • level of preparedness for tertiary study by considering their performance to date in subjects relevant to their intended course.

Check that the application clearly outlines your Pasifika contribution and experience in the three key criteria above.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please ensure your application is complete prior to submitting.

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples is not obliged to award the full number of Scholarships if there are not enough applications of sufficient merit.

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has the power to amend or vary the criteria provided that there is no departure from the main purpose of the Scholarship. This may include variation in the value of the scholarship to align with the course.