You must be enrolled in one of the four below courses to be eligible for this scholarship.
- Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology (Hons) offered by the University of Canterbury
- Master of Speech and Language Pathology (MSLP) offered by the University of Canterbury
- Bachelor of Speech Language Therapy (Hons) offered by Massey University (Albany campus or Distance programme)
- Master of Speech-Language Therapy Practice offered by The University of Auckland (Grafton campus)
What the scholarship provides
This scholarship will:
- pay you $5,000 per year of study upon successful completion of the academic year
- enable you to spend time each year job shadowing a Ministry SLT so you have opportunities to see how SLTs work with children, whanau and teachers
- offer you one guaranteed placement at a Ministry office during the practicum block course with additional $1,500 payment paid before the placement starts
- offer strengthened support for Māori scholarship recipients by connecting you with a network of Ministry Māori SLTs and allowing greater flexibility in your placement experience
- guarantee you an interview in the Ministry’s annual SLT graduate recruitment round in your final year.
Important dates in applying for the scholarship
||30 April 2021
||31 May 2021
Who is eligible for this scholarship
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
- be accepted onto one of the courses of study.
- be studying full time.
- be interested in working in the education sector as a Speech Language Therapist
- be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency.
- not be repeating a failed course.
We will give priority to applicants who (in descending order of priority):
- can demonstrate proficiency in te reo Māori or te reo Rangatira (NCEA level 2 equivalent or a higher qualification or equivalent)
- can demonstrate proficiency in a Pasifika language (NCEA level 2 equivalent or a higher qualification or equivalent)
- are of Māori or Pasifika descent
- can demonstrate proficiency in a spoken language in addition to English that is widely used by children attending early childhood centres and schools in New Zealand (NCEA level 2 equivalent or higher qualification or equivalent).
What to include in your application
- your resume
- a cover letter outlining particular factors that are appropriate to our assessment (as per the points listed below):
Why do you want to become a qualified Speech Language Therapist.
Your strengths and experience, personal and professional, that will help you to become an effective Speech Language Therapist.
- additional information sheet
- academic transcripts or grades of your highest and most recent qualifications
- any special circumstances you would like the selection panel to consider.
If you are applying for priority selection:
- submit evidence in the form of formal qualifications or written references from a tertiary institution, a kaumatua or a community leader of your language proficiency.
For more information about this scholarship, contact:
Senior Advisor - Study Awards and Scholarships
phone: 04 463 8558