NZEI Te Riu Roa Scholarships 2017

NZEI Te Riu Roa Scholarships

Applications for the NZEI Te Riu Roa Early Childhood Education and Support Staff Scholarships 2017 have now closed.

Thank you to all who have made an application for this year's scholarships. The application process is now closed.

We'll have more information on the 2018/2019 round later this year.

These scholarships are for support staff and early childhood members. They are available to enhance your skills and knowledge within your workplace and in education generally.

There are four scholarships of $5000 each: two for early childhood members and two for support staff members.

Who is eligible?

You must be a member of NZEI Te Riu Roa and

  • a teacher employed in an early childhood centre, or
  • a support staff worker employed by an early childhood service, or
  • a support staff worker employed by a primary, area or secondary school.

Find out more about how to apply »

Selection criteria

Our selection panel will assess each application on how well a proposal/project meets the purpose of the scholarship, by showing clearly how the proposal:

The panel will also judge your application on:

  • how the findings of the project, carried out in 2018, and the experience it provides will be shared with colleagues in your worksite and the wider NZEI Te Riu Roa membership -- for example through networks, Aronui Tomua, Branches, Area Councils or the National Executive Leadership Groups and Komiti Pasifika
  • whether the proposal/project has the potential to foster and/or contribute to greater understanding of current education sector issues e.g. improving quality, fairness at work
  • the level of impact the proposal/project might have within education e.g. bringing a new perspective, adding to emerging ideas or research
  • the potential to encourage, or add to, understanding of New Zealand’s cultural identity.


Previous scholarship recipients

See a list of previous scholarship recipients »