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Applications now open for 2017

If you are studying at diploma level or higher, then take a few minutes to read our AST information booklet to see if you are eligible to apply for scholarship funding.

Each year the Aotearoa Scholarship Trust (AST) distribute funds designed to help tauira (students) achieve their higher educational goals, with a particular focus on Māori and Pasifika educational excellence.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa tauira that meet the AST criteria are encouraged to apply. In some cases, these opportunities are also available to students studying at other tertiary institutions.

If you have any questions about the scholarships please contact the National Student Support Office on 0800 355 553 or email

Download AST 2017 Scholarships and Awards Information Booklet (pdf)

Download AST 2017 Application Form (pdf)

Applications for AST Awards and Scholarships must be received by Friday 26 May 2017.

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