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Monday, February 4, 2013

2013 TeachNZ Early Childhood Education Scholarships


If you're a graduate or undergraduate and want to be an Early Childhood teacher, a TeachNZ Early Childhood Education (ECE) scholarship may be just what you’re looking for.
There are two types of Early Childhood Education Scholarships available this year.
The ECE Graduate and Undergraduate scholarships are for those who would like to train as early childhood teachers and have experience working with either Māori or Pasifika communities.
The ECE Maori and Pasifika language scholarships are for those who are fluent speakers of te reo Māori or a Pasifika language and want to teach in the early childhood sector.
Applications for these scholarships open 1 February 2013 and close 4 March 2013.
Scholarships cover core study fees and an allowance of $10,000 over the period of study.
These scholarships are for people who will either commence or continue their study in the 2013 academic year. If your study year starts in Semester 1, you'll need to be enrolled in an approved ECE teacher education qualification before applying.
The academic year for early childhood teacher education study has two intakes – one at the start of the calendar year and one that commences mid-year. This scholarship is for:
  • students starting their study year in the first semester of 2013 (start of year). If a TeachNZ ECE scholarship is awarded, fees will be paid from Semester 1, 2013; and
  • students starting their study year in the second semester of 2013 (mid year). If a TeachNZ ECE scholarship is awarded, fees will be paid from Semester 2, 2013.
Please note that your study year must be starting from either Semester 1 or Semester 2 in 2013, i.e. Graduates who started study towards their Graduate Diploma mid-year 2012 are not eligible to apply for this scholarship. For undergraduate applicants, it can be the start of your first or any subsequent year of study. 

Which scholarship is right for me?


ECE Graduate and Undergraduate scholarships

ECE Graduate Scholarship – for people with a degree or diploma (a Level 7 qualification) wanting to complete a one-year Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood Education), who have knowledge, understanding and experience working with Māori or Pasifika communities, who want to teach in the early childhood sector. 
ECE Undergraduate Scholarship – for people who have knowledge, understanding and experience working with Māori or Pasifika communities who want to teach in the early childhood sector. 

ECE Māori and Pasifika Language scholarships

ECE Māori Language Scholarship: for people who are proficient in te reo Māori and have knowledge, understanding and experience working with Māori communities, who want to teach in the early childhood sector. 
ECE Pasifika Language Scholarship: for people who are proficient in a Pasifika language, have knowledge, understanding and experience working with Pasifika communities, who want to teach in the early childhood sector.

How do I apply?

To apply for a TeachNZ Early Childhood Scholarship, download an application form and guide from the right hand side of this page. As there are two types of ECE scholarships, please ensure you download the correct application form and guide.
You'll need to read your guide thoroughly before filling in your application form. If you fill out the application form electronically, you'll need to print it out and send it to TeachNZ.
Note: The closing date is 4 March 2013.
Send your application to TeachNZ on or before the closing date.
To post:
TeachNZ Early Childhood Education Scholarships
Ministry of Education
PO Box 1666
Wellington 6140
To courier:
TeachNZ Early Childhood Education Scholarships
Ministry of Education
Level 3, 45-47 Pipitea Street
Thorndon
Wellington 6011

Need help?

To make applying for a scholarship easier, TeachNZ has developed online helper videos to guide you step-by-step through the application process. View the online helper below – simply turn on your audio and click the Play symbol.
You can also learn more about scholarships by reading our Scholarships: Frequently Asked Questions page.
Remember, we’re here to help. If you have any questions, you can email us onteachnz.admin@minedu.govt.nz or call us during business hours on 0800 165 225.
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