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Futures that Work Scholarship Programme

  1. Get your fees paid – The maximum value of the scholarship is variable and paid directly to the tertiary provider.
  2. Get your study sorted – Le Va’s Teuila mentoring and coaching model helps identify the right support to complete your study on time.
  3. Get your dream job – We’ll help with planning your career in mental health or addiction.

Growing the size and skills of the Pasifika workforce takes more than just financial support. It’s also a combination of providing appropriate mentoring, coaching, cultural and pastoral care, as well as support in identifying employment and career pathways.

That’s why the Futures that Work three-step programme has been successful.

Applications for the 2022 Futures that Work scholarship programme have now closed.

Eligibility criteria

  • New Zealand resident or permanent resident at the time of application
  • Enrolled in a relevant mental health or addiction-related qualification
  • Enrolled at an approved NZQA accredited tertiary provider in New Zealand
  • Provide evidence of indigenous Pacific descent (passport, birth certificate, reference letter)
  • Submit a correctly completed application

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply for a Futures that Work scholarship?

You can apply online on our website – there is an online application form available.

Who is eligible to be awarded these scholarships?

The Futures that Work scholarships are for those of Pacific Island descent who are enrolled in a relevant mental health or addiction-related qualification.

Are the scholarships for those who will be studying in their first year towards their qualification?

No, the Futures that Work scholarships cannot be awarded to first-year students due to the government’s free fees scheme for first-year students.

Can the scholarships be put towards research or project costs or course-related costs?

No, the Futures that Work scholarships can only be put towards tuition fees alone..

Do recipients have to be a New Zealand resident or permanent resident at the time of application?

Yes, scholarship recipients have to be a New Zealand resident or permanent resident at the time of application and during the course of their study.

How are scholarship applicants assessed?

There is an assessment panel that marks scholarship applicants according to the following criteria: Workforce prioritisation, academic capability, socio-economic need, community connectedness and commitment and leadership potential.

Can nursing students apply for these scholarships?

If the nursing students are specialising in mental health or addiction or are working in the sector or in that career pathway, we encourage them to apply. We also encourage nursing students to apply for the Ministry of Health’s Pacific Health Scholarships.

Will the Futures that Work scholarship cover all my tuition fees?

It is up to the assessment panel the amount the scholarship will cover of your tuition fees. If the scholarship is only for a portion of your tuition fees, you will be responsible to pay your tertiary institute the outstanding amount of tuition fees.

For more information about our scholarships, please contact: 

Covid-19 Update

Face-to-face workshops will not continue while New Zealand is at Level 4. We will be in contact with all participants soon.