Pacific Scholarships – New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

Two scholarships for tertiary students of Pacific heritage studying towards an undergraduate degree in accounting, living in either New Zealand or the Pacific Islands.

Applications are closed. 

With a vision of increasing the number of accountants of Pacific heritage, Chartered Accountants ANZ is proud to offer two scholarships to tertiary students. These scholarships of NZ $5,000 each will assist students to progress their studies in accounting by providing financial support towards their tuition fees and course related costs.

Scholarship details

  • Accounting scholarship for Pacific students living in New Zealand Aotearoa

    Selection Criteria

    This scholarship is aimed at Pacific tertiary students who are studying towards an accounting degree. Applicants will need to be of Pacific heritage, living in New Zealand Aotearoa.

    Applicants should be in their penultimate year of study (second to last year of study).

    Eligible applicants may be of any age and should demonstrate their commitment to the accounting profession.

    Value

    The successful winner of the Pacific Scholarship – New Zealand will receive NZ $5,000 to assist with study related expenses. They may also have an opportunity to gain a summer internship* with an accounting firm or another organisation.

    *Please note that a separate process, terms and conditions will apply for the internship.

  • Accounting scholarship for Pacific students residing across the Pacific islands

    Selection Criteria

    This scholarship is aimed at Pacific tertiary students who are studying towards an accounting degree. Applicants will need to be of Pacific heritage, living in one of the eligible Pacific Islands*.

    Applicants should be in their penultimate year of study (second to last year of study).

    Eligible applicants may be of any age and should demonstrate their commitment to the accounting profession.

    Value

    The successful winner of the Pacific Scholarship – Pacific Islands will receive NZ $5,000 to assist with study related expenses.

     *Eligible countries for the scholarship are: 

    • Fiji
    • Kiribati
    • Marshall Islands
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Solomon Islands
    • Tonga
    • Tuvalu
    • Vanuatu
    • Nieu  
    • New Caledonia
    • Samoa
    • Cook Islands
     

Meet the 2021 Pacific Scholarship recipients

Pacific Scholarship Winners 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 Pacific Scholarship recipients.

From Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Epenisa Taukafa, studying Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting at The University of Waikato
  • Salvis Maurice Laurenson, studying Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting, Commercial Law & Statistics at The University of Auckland

From the Pacific Islands (Papua New Guinea)

  • Sinclair Pandinduo, studying Bachelor of Accounting at The University of Papua New Guinea

This year’s recipients hope to make their families proud, become role models for the younger generation and make a real difference in their community using their accounting and business skills. We will be sharing their personal stories in the weeks to come.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who applied for the Pacific Scholarships this year.

Meet the 2020 Pacific Scholarship recipients

Pasifika accounting students Ziannah Drollett and Sione Lemeki awarded 2020 Pacific Scholarships.

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