Apply now: Learning support study awards and scholarships

Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2020
Last updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2020

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Are you an educator interested in developing your professional skills in working with children with additional learning needs? If so, then consider applying for one of the Ministry of Education’s Learning Support Study Awards.

The Ministry of Education offers Learning Support study awards to teachers in early learning services and schools as well as scholarships to support people undertaking specific specialist courses.

These awards and scholarships are offered to ensure the ongoing availability of a workforce with the appropriate specialist skills, knowledge and qualifications to support children and young people with additional learning needs.

Award recipients are eligible for funding that can include paid tuition fees, study leave and contributions toward travel and accommodation.

The table below outlines the awards available in this year’s round:

Type of award  Number avalible  Application open date  Application close date  Notification date 
Blind and Low Vision Study Award 9 1 August 2020 30 September 2020 20 November 2020
Complex Educational Needs Study Award 8 1 August 2020 20 September 2020 20 November 2020
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Study Award 18 19 October 2020  1 November 2020 20 November 2020
Gifted Study Award 5 1 August 2020 30 September 2020 20 November 2020
Early Intervention Study Award 35 1 August 2020 20 September 2020  20 November 2020
Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB) Study Award Up to 100 1 August 2020  30 September 2020  20 November 2020

Learning Support specialist scholarships still available to apply for in 2020.  

Type of scholarship  Number avalible  Aplication open date  Application close date  Notification date 

Child and Family Psychology Internship Scholarship

Educational Psychology Internship Scholarship

32 - Total number across Educational Psychology Internship Scholarship

and Child and Family Internship Scholarship

1 September 2020 30 September 2020 4 December 2020

For more information, phone the Ministry of Education Advisor, Study Awards and Scholarships on 04 463 8558 or email: 

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