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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: Varies
Provider: Teachnz
Contact: Email

Applications for 2023 Te Huawhiti Career Changer scholarships are now closed.


Open 15th September 2022 | Closes 13 October 2022

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 
  • You must 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. 

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