Scholarships and grants available

BTI offers a limited number of awards or scholarships to students. 

We appreciate the diversity of student groups, and where possible we work with others to accept funding for scholarships from students from all backgrounds. Scholarships may offer support for fees or accommodation, or may be paid directly to the student.

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Teacher Education student grants

BTI is committed to supporting and encouraging students to qualify as teacher educators in Aotearoa New Zealand. To this end, we have an annual budget for study support/grants for students enrolled in the:

  • Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary, or
  • Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood Education, or
  • Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary).

Students can apply for one of: 

  • School Leavers ($1000)
  • Academic Excellence ($1000)
  • Relocation ($2000)
  • Return to Study ($1000)
  • ECE Field based ($1000)
  • Māori Learner ($1000)
  • Pacific Learner ($1000) 

Students must complete an application form found in SG.41 SoTE Financial Support for Students policy, which includes their reason for applying (including financial need if any, call to Christian education, academic performance), and an outline of what the support/grant will be used for.

SEQUAL Teacher Education student grant for Bay of Plenty resident

We can offer one $10,000 scholarship sponsored by Sequal (The Sequal Scholarship) for students from the Eastern Bay of Plenty. To apply, students must complete an application form found in Student policy SG.41 SoTE Financial Support for Study, which includes their reason for applying (including financial need if any, call to Christian education, academic performance), proof of residence, and an outline of what the support/grant will be used for.

Teach NZ Scholarships

Part of Teach NZ’s role is to encourage talented people with their skills, motivation and disposition to teach to enrol in teacher training, and to support successful teachers to stay in the teaching profession. Teach NZ offers a range of scholarships across New Zealand’s teaching sector from Early Childhood to Secondary.

Most TeachNZ Scholarships for 2023 will open for applications later this year. Find out which scholarship can support you on your path to being a great teacher.

Dillon Scholarship, Bay Trust

The scholarship provides financial assistance to people who have significant physical or intellectual disabilities and will be undertaking tertiary education in 2022. The student’s home base must be Bay of Plenty.

The scholarship opens on 1 November for study in 2023.
​For more information go to the BayTrust website www.baytrust.org.nz/dillon-scholarship or phone 07 578 6546.

Māori Education Trust scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available for undergraduate and postgraduate study through the Māori Education Trust. 

Applications for 2023 scholarships will open in December. 

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