Toloa Scholarships Application 2023-24

The Toloa Tertiary Scholarships desire to inspire and help Pacific students in their engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).

About Toloa Scholarships

Toloa’s Vision is to create a transformational impact in the societies we live in. Toloa Scholarships help Pacific students to seek studies in STEAM. Toloa funds Pacific Peoples in STEAM courses over a whole life course from ECE, primary, middle, secondary, and tertiary through to the workforce. Now in its 17th year, the Toloa grants are attaining the goal of supporting tertiary students to cover their tuition fees and required course-related fees.

Toloa Scholarships Amount

The Toloa Scholarships grant includes tertiary tuition fees and required course-related costs up to $10,000 while the secondary school scholarship grant covers school fees for 2023 and/or a digital device with a combined sum of up to $2,000.


Eligibility, Requirements, and Criteria

To be eligible for Toloa Scholarships, all applicants must:

  • Be of Pacific indigent
  • Have finished the equivalent of 1-year full-time study at a tertiary institution
  • Be registering in the second year or higher of a STEAM-related study in 2024 (first-year tertiary scholars are already financially backed by the government’s First Year Free Fees Scheme)
  • Supply proof of academic record revealing a B+ average Grade Point Average.
  • Have New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency. Review is also opened to applicants with migrant status.
  • Supply two signed letters of backing by two independent referees. These can be an educational mentor, a Pacific Liaison Officer, or a senior educational referee aligned to your present course of study, also the Pacific Liaison Officer should provide a character reference, a senior community fellow, youth minister, counselor, sports trainer, or other mentors. Your referees need to validate the ways in which you are an excellent nominee for a Toloa scholarship in their letters.
  • Show dedication to Pacific language and/or culture.

How To Apply for Toloa Scholarships

All applicants can apply for Toloa Scholarships by finishing the online application form or through email using a downloadable version.


Supporting documents needed

  1. proof of citizenship or residency status e.g. a copy of your passport, birth credential, citizenship or residency certification
  2. a copy of your latest school information, or educational transcript for the past 1 year.
  3. a copy or scan of your photo ID, undoubtedly showing your face you need to email all 3 of these materials to [email protected] at the time of your application.
  4. 2 letters of recommendation from a referee or someone who knows you which you can upload through the online application form.

NB: You’ll be needed to deliver all 4 supporting documents (five including 2 letters of recommendation) before your application can process.

If you need help with the letters of recommendation, you can download our letter of recommendation template and example letter below:

Letter of recommendation template: [Download MS Word format]

Letter of recommendation example: [Download PDF format]

Downloadable application forms

If for some cause you can’t use the online application form/s, you can apply through email using one of the following downloadable versions in MS Word or PDF format and mail it to [email protected].

Deadline and opening dates

Applications for Toloa Scholarships 2024 scholarships opened and will close on date yet to be announced

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