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Toloa Secondary School Scholarships (STEAM)

Toloa Secondary School Scholarships (STEAM)

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Toloa Secondary Scholarship applications have now closed

The Toloa Secondary School Scholarships aim to inspire and support Pacific students in their engagement with STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

Toloa supports Pacific Peoples in STEAM pathways over a whole of life approach from ECE, primary, intermediate, secondary, tertiary through to the workforce. Now in its seventh year, the Toloa funds are achieving its goal of helping Secondary School students thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).

Toloa scholarships were also available for tertiary students.

View last year's list of recipients.

Toloa’s Vision is to make a transformational impact in the communities we live in. Toloa Scholarships support Pacific students in Years 9 through 13 to pursue studies in STEAM. The scholarship seeks to inspire and support Pacific student’s early stages of STEAM academic engagement.

The scholarship covers school fees for 2023 and/or a digital device (Chromebook or equivalent), with a combined total of up to $2,000. Toloa has expanded its reach to include Arts as a creative and innovative skill, processes and knowledge that are transferable into science, technology, engineering, and maths careers. Toloa will begin accepting applications from those in vocational education.

Students who have previously received Toloa Scholarship were able to apply again this year. 

Applications for our 2023 scholarships opened on Friday 8th July and closed at 8pm on Friday 5 August 2022.

If you have any questions about the fund, please email [email protected]

 

About the scholarships

STEAM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths subjects.

STEAM skills and knowledge are not new to Pacific people.

The Toloa programme champions that Pacific peoples come from a lineage of navigators, explorers, innovators, and experts in STEAM. STEAM skills  are adaptable in a vast ocean of career pathways and opportunities.

The Arts is defined within the Toloa programme as creative and innovative skills, processes and knowledge that are transferable into science, technology, engineering and maths careers.

Applications for the Toloa Secondary Scholarships have now closed.

Applications open on Friday 8 July, 2022.

Applications closed at 8pm on Friday 5 August 2022.

Applicants are informed about the outcome by early September, 2022.

The Toloa Secondary School Scholarship package includes both monetary and non-monetary components.

Monetary

  • $1,000 excl. GST towards school and/or provider fees

An invoice from your school will be required and funds will be paid directly to your secondary school to manage on your behalf. The school will be able to release your funds for study-related costs as agreed by the Toloa funding team, the Parent/Caregiver, student and the school.

Non-monetary

  • Digital device (Chromebook or equivalent) provided by Ministry for Pacific Peoples (up to the value of $1,000)  

The device part of the scholarship package is sent to your school, for delivery to you directly.

  • Toloa Wellbeing support throughout the year
  • Toloa STEAM challenge in 2023
  • Invitation to attend the Toloa Awards ceremony in 2023
  • Toloa Certificate and gift

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be of Pacific descent
  • Be aged 12-14 years old / in Year 9-10 in 2023 OR aged 13-18 years old / in Year 11-13 in 2023
  • Be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school, alternative education or verified home school
  • Provide school reports and academic results for the previous 12 months
  • Be enrolled in 2 or more STEAM subjects and provide list of these
  • Hold New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency
  • Provide a letter of support from one independent referee (such as school counsellor, Pacific Liaison Officer, community, church, youth groups, sports coach, tutors, mentors - anyone except for a family member)
  • Demonstrate commitment to Pacific language and/or culture.

Toloa Secondary Scholarship applications have now closed

Applicants were able to apply by completing the online application form or via email by 8pm on Friday 5 August 2022.

 

 

 

Toloa Secondary School Scholarships are not available for:

  • Students that are not enrolled in a formal New Zealand secondary school, vocational training provider, alternative education or verified home school

  • Students that are not enrolled in STEAM subjects
  • Travel expenses locally, nationally, and internationally
  • For-profit activities
  • Initiatives that are not aligned with the priorities of this scholarship fund
  • Programmes and activities delivered overseas, including the NZ realm countries
  • Wages, salaries, infrastructure, fixed assets and capital expenditure
  • Debt repayment or debt servicing. 

If you are enrolled in STEAM subjects at a New Zealand tertiary institution, please apply for the Toloa Tertiary Scholarships instead.

If you need more information about the Toloa Secondary School Scholarships, email [email protected]

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