As part of the Foundation’s objective “To encourage New Zealand school leavers into tertiary education and technology”, scholarships worth $5,000 are offered each year, for the purpose of assisting with university costs. Students from Years 12 or 13 are eligible to apply and the winners are chosen on the basis of their intent to pursue engineering as a career, motivation to succeed, academic merit and contribution to the wider community.
The scholarships are intended for those studying any of the following degrees:
- a four year Bachelor of Engineering – BE; or
- a four year Bachelor of Engineering Honours – BE (Hons); or
- a three year Bachelor of Engineering Technology - BEngTech degree;
at an IPENZ accredited tertiary institution.
The Foundation has been able to raise the profile of engineering amongst secondary school students and will continue to offer this type of scholarship each year. The Trustees would like to thank all candidates for their time and the considerable effort they went to in submitting an application.
Candidates since 2004 have found the scholarship immensely helpful and the IPENZ Foundation encourages support from the Branches to help more students reach their potential. Currently the IPENZ Branches in Taranaki, Hawkes Bay, Nelson-Marlborough, Canterbury, South Canterbury, Wellington and Auckland co-fund additional regional scholarships.
Please Note: The application process has changed from previous years and is now completed on-line. Please click on this link to see the instruction document.
Foundation Scholarship Application Instructions (pdf)
Please read the instructions carefully and then follow the link below which will take you to the application portal
The Portal for submitting the first part of your application for the 2014 scholarships will close on Friday 04 October 2013. It is important that you keep the unique 9-digit alpha-numeric code which will be emailed to you after you complete stage 1. This will give you access to go back in to the portal prior to 4 October should you wish to make any changes and after 5 October to upload your supporting documents (NCEA/CIE results and letter of acceptance from an IPENZ accredited tertiary institution) which need to be submitted by Friday 31 January 2014.
If you have any questions at any stage, please email the Executive Officer, Foundation@IPENZ.org.nz