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Te Huawhiti Career Changer Scholarship

Te Huawhiti Scholarship provides financial assistance for anyone studying to become a teacher or Kaiako. School of Community students studying towards a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) are encouraged to apply.


As a Te Huawhiti Career Changer Scholar, you gain access to an allowance of $30,000 per year over the period of your study (limited to three years). 



Award value: $30,000 Number available: 85
Provider: Teachnz
Contact: Email

Applications for 2024 Te Huawhiti Career Changer scholarships are closed 


Open 19 September 2023 | Closes 17 October 2023

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, you must: 

  • be a domestic student, i.e. a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident 
  • be enrolled or intending to enrol in one of the approved initial teacher education qualifications listed on the Teachnz website 
  • be changing your career or profession to teaching. You must have at least 12 years of work experience or equivalent experience (either paid or unpaid) since leaving school. 
  • be an unqualified teacher currently working in a centre or school (such as a Teacher Aide) have a Limited Authority to Teach or a kaiārahi I te reo
  • have not previously received a TeachNZ scholarship
  • must have at least seven years work experience or equivalent experience (either paid and unpaid) since leaving school 

For more information and to apply, please visit the Teachnz website.