Scholarships & Applying
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How many scholarships and awards are made each year?
Up to 20 are awarded to women and girls each year by The Nelson Soroptimist Education Trust (NSET).
Who can apply?
Female students who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents living in the Top of the South Island (Nelson, Tasman, or Marlborough) and facing financial hardship in undertaking, continuing or completing tertiary study.
School leavers, young adults and mature women are welcome to apply. We encourage women seeking ‘second chance’ education and training. Women up to 65 years of age have been awarded ‘second chance’ scholarships by NSET, to go on to satisfying careers.
How much are the scholarships worth?
Do you grant money for anything besides academic study?
Yes indeed. Special grants may be made to cover course-related costs such as travel, or computer software, or an apprentice’s toolbox.
What do I need to be successful in being awarded a scholarship?
Successful applicants will have shown that their intended course of study will improve their employment prospects, advance their career opportunities and/or help achieve a change in a professional, business or trades career, while imposing financial hardship.
Where can I download the application form?
How are the application forms scored?
Up to 50 points will be awarded for responses to questions in the application form. The number of points possible for each question is shown in the boxes on the right-hand side of the application form.
In February, each application that meets the criteria set out on the first page of the application form will be scored by four scorers. Successful students will be asked to provide evidence of their enrolment, if this has not already been provided. Referees will also be contacted for endorsement.
When is the closing date for applications?
The closing date for all applications is January 31st, each year.
When are scholarships and grants paid?
Payments are made to successful students and apprentices in March each year