Level of Study
Undergraduate (Levels 4-7)
June 2024 for study in 2025
We work with a selection of schools across Aoteaora New Zealand to determine the successful student applications. Please check with your principal or your careers adviser to determine if your school has been selected.
The Milford Foundation Scholarship’s purpose is to reduce inequality in access to tertiary education, by providing financial support to school leavers for whom cost is a barrier. Scholarship recipients will also benefit from the Milford Foundation network to support them in their educational journey and career path which can include educational equipment, mentoring and internship placement.
We commenced support for the first cohort of recipients in the 2023 tertiary year. The Milford Foundation has been born out of desire to make a significant positive impact for our communities, and to help build a stronger Aotearoa New Zealand. Supporting youth and education are key support pillars for the Milford Foundation.
Up to 15 scholarships are on offer for 2024. The Milford Foundation intends to select two applicants from each of the following regions; Otago, Canterbury, Wellington, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, and Auckland. The Milford Foundation reserves the right to change how many applicants are chosen from each area, or in total, based on the applications received.
The successful candidates will each receive a flexible support package up to a value of $10,000 per annum for the duration of the undergraduate qualification undertaken on a full-time basis. The support package can cover costs such as fees, living costs, course materials, out-of-home accommodation, travel, and relocation costs. The allocation of the scholarship between course costs and other funding will be determined by discussion between successful candidates and representatives from the Milford Foundation.
Milford Foundation Scholarship applicants must be:
A New Zealand Citizen, Permanent Resident, or holding an applicable visa which enables them to study in New Zealand.
A school leaver with university entrance (either achieving university entrance this year or has left school within the last 2 years, but not have studied at a tertiary level).
Intending to study through a New Zealand tertiary education provider (University, Polytechnic, Institute of Technology, Wānanga or private training establishment).
Preference will be given to students who:
The Milford Foundation aims to support students wanting to study subjects aligned with commerce and/or finance. Although we aim to support students wanting to study subjects aligned to these areas, we are also open to supporting other areas of tertiary study that benefit Aotearoa New Zealand and our purpose.
The Milford Foundation reserves the right to make any determinations on eligibility or decide not to award one or more of the Scholarships in any year. We may also at our discretion discontinue providing a scholarship to a student.
Access to application forms can be provided on request from the appropriate representative at your school.