The Toloa Tertiary Scholarships aim to inspire and support Pacific students in their engagement with STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.
Toloa’s Vision is to make a transformational impact in the communities we live in. Toloa Scholarships support Pacific students to pursue studies in STEAM. 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 the goal of helping tertiary students to cover their tuition fees and compulsory course related fees.
The Toloa Tertiary Scholarship package includes tertiary tuition fees and compulsory course related fees up to $10,000, for 1 year of fulltime study for STEAM-related tertiary courses and subjects. It also includes the Toloa alumni programme – access to STEAM networks, mentors and employers.
Toloa scholarships are also available for secondary students.
View last year's list of recipients.
The Toloa programme is exploring meaningful ways in how the Creative Arts exists within Pacific STEAM careers. This is a growing area for definition and programme development. For now, the creative arts are defined within the Toloa programme as creative and innovative skills, processes and knowledge that are transferable into STEAM careers. These include liberal arts, language arts, social studies, physical arts, fine arts, performance arts and music. Toloa has also begun accepting applications from those in vocational education.
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 scholarships, please email [email protected].
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.
STEAM in Tertiary study
For our Toloa Tertiary Scholarships, the priority of Focus STEAM Specialties include Engineering, Architecture, Surveying, Spatial Science, Business and Systems Analysts, Software Programming and Multimedia.
Applications for the Toloa Tertiary Scholarships have now closed.
Applications opened 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 Tertiary Scholarship package includes:
An invoice from your Tertiary Provider will be required for your course of study, and funds will be paid directly to your tertiary provider.
To be eligible, applicants must:
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 Tertiary Scholarships are not available for:
If you are enrolled in STEAM subjects at a New Zealand secondary school, please apply for the Toloa Secondary School Scholarships instead.
If you need more information about the Toloa Tertiary Scholarships, email [email protected]
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