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PwC Scholarships

Our scholarships for 2021 have been awarded.

If you’re thinking of applying in 2022, check out the advice from our talented recipients below.

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu Scholarship recipients

PwC Scholarship recipients

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PwC Scholarships

We have two categories of School Scholarships to help give young Kiwi talent the best start possible by providing financial support during university, a mentor and an opportunity to apply for a paid Summer Internship. They are:

  • The PwC Scholarship to support students who are facing financial and personal hardship restricting their ability to enter tertiary education
  • Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu Scholarship to support talented young Māori students
    The name of this scholarship means to 'Adorn the bird with feathers so it can fly. If we give the bird what it needs then it will thrive.'

With our Scholarship programme, you'll be off to a great start

What does The PwC Scholarship and Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu Scholarship include?

  • $7,000 towards your university fees and course related costs over the course of your degree
  • A PwC staff member to mentor you during your tertiary studies (Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu Scholarship recipients will be matched with a mentor from the Manukura Māori Business team)
  • Access to business networks amongst the best and brightest minds in New Zealand at our social and scholarship events
  • The opportunity to learn about what we do behind the scenes, so you can choose the career path that best suits you
  • An opportunity to apply early for a paid Summer Internship to develop the foundation for your career.

Your PwC mentor will be allocated to you before you start your first year of university, and they will be a current PwC staff member who’s passionate about helping you develop the skills you need for your career. They’re there to provide information about PwC and the different career opportunities open to you, and help guide your Summer Internship choice.

Get a head start

As a scholarship recipient, you have a fantastic career pathway ahead of you. We guide you through some of the most difficult decisions you’ll have to make at the start of your career.

Scholarship history

The PwC Scholarship started in 2004 and we’re proud to have supported over 250 students in their higher education in the time it has been running.

The programme has had several name changes over the years and we continue to evolve our Scholarship offerings.

The John Waller Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 as part of a joint initiative with BNZ. It provides three scholarships annually to University of Canterbury students. You can find more information and submit your application via the University of Canterbury website.

Who is eligible for a scholarship?

We're looking for students who want to have a meaningful career where they can be themselves and make their own mark on the world. To be successful, your PwC Scholarship application should show that you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants should be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.

  • Applicants should be a final year student at any secondary school in New Zealand.

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PwC Scholarship Team

PwC Scholarships, PwC New Zealand

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