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Applications have now closed for our Domestic Student Scholarships.

Congratulations to all students who applied and were awarded our IT Scholarships for study in 2017.

Scholarship Categories

BulletMaori or Pasifika Educational Advancement Scholarship
Available to people of Maori or Pasifika origin 16 years or older.

BulletWomen in IT Scholarship
Available to all women wanting to get into IT, 16 years or older.

BulletSecond Chance Education Scholarship
Available to those 30 years or older with no tertiary-level qualification.

BulletFinancial Hardship Scholarship
Available to those who are in a difficult financial situation and are 16 years or older.

For those who do not fit any of the above scholarships and can make a compelling case why they should be considered for a scholarship.

How many Scholarships are there?

We have 17 Scholarships remaining, ranging between $500 and $2000 in value. The value is dependent on how many of the merit and needs criteria is met by each application. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Why should I apply to study with CPP?

  • Learn at your own pace in our unique self-directed learning environment at our campuses in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch.
  • Receive one-on-one help and support when you need it from our friendly and experienced instructors
  • Get dedicated job placement support from our Job Placement Consultants once you graduate.
  • Train towards a number of globally recognised vendor certifications (CompTIA, Oracle, Microsoft, Cisco and more). These are integrated into our qualifcations
  • Develop valuable time-management, self-management and problem solving skills that IT employers are looking for.
  • Choose a study schedule that suits your busy life with our flexible study options. You can study full or part-time and choose to study in either the morning, afternoon or evening shift
  • Our courses are eligible for student loans and allowances. This means you can start as soon as your application with StudyLink has been processed and approved.

What courses are eligible for the Scholarships?

Scholarships are applicable to all these qualifications if started between 10 October and 14 November, 2017. (Note: Not available with any other CPP offer) Most courses start weekly

What is the application process?

  • Step 1: Fill in and submit the Scholarship Application Form at the bottom of this page (or download form and post to us).
  • Step 2: We'll get back to you to confirm we received your application form and will invite you to come to our campus closest to you to meet with our enrolment consultant to complete the application process. You'll also be asked to bring in documents to support your scholarship application information.
  • Step 3: During this meeting with our enrolment consultant you'll be invited to complete our internal aptitude test*. This is a 28 multi-choice question test that all intending students are required to pass. You will only need between 14 and 20 answers correct depending on the qualification you want to study. This meeting will also allow you to ask questions about our courses, IT career options, training approach and job placement support. (* Aptitude Test does not apply for the NZ Diploma in Web Development and Design and the NZ Diploma in IT Technical Support - these have their own entry requirements)
  • Step 4: Within 3 business days you'll be notified on the success of your application and how much you have been rewarded. You will then be invited back to complete your enrolment process with our enrolment consultant.

How do I improve my chances of being awarded the maximum scholarship value?

The more detailed and thoughtful your reply, the more merit points you will receive towards your scholarship application. For example, you may want to consider what your success in graduating with an IT qualification would mean to you, or those closest to you, or to your wider community. Also where applicable, provide additional evidence or documentation with your application form or at your interview that supports the scholarship category and/or answers given in your application.

The following are the merit-related questions asked in the application form:

  • Q1: Why should you be considered for an IT Scholarship?
  • Q2: Why having an IT qualification and/or career is important to you?
  • Q3: What are your future educational goals and life aspirations?

When do applications close?

Applications close when either all scholarships have been awarded or on Monday 31 October 2017 at 5PM.

What are the full terms and conditions?

  • I understand that if I am offered a scholarship to study at Computer Power Plus and accept that offer that I will be expected to commence my studies before 15 November 2017.
  • The scholarship committee may choose to terminate the scholarship at any time if it is satisfied that the holder is not following the required programme or is not otherwise complying with the conditions governing the scholarship. The holder of a scholarship shall have the right to appeal against any decision to terminate the scholarship by appealing to the Site Manager of the scholarship holder’s campus of study.
  • Scholarships are only applicable to New Zealand Citizens, Permanent Resident, or with Resident Visa aged 16 and over.
  • Computer Power Plus reserves the right to publish the names of scholarship winners.
  • Scholarships will be awarded as a deduction on the tuition fee. The maximum scholarship value is $2000 for full-time study and $1000 for part-time study.
  • All applications will be assessed on a merit and needs basis to ensure scholarships are granted in a just and fair manner.
  • Scholarships are not available with any other offer, or for currently enrolled students at Computer Power Plus. Computer Power Plus standard Terms and Conditions also apply.

Privacy Declaration

The information obtained on the application form and other related documentation will be used only for the purposes of your scholarship application. Personal information contained in this and related documentation will be made available to the Scholarship Selection Committee. We reserve the right to obtain third party information where applicable. e.g. Personal reference from the person/s named in your application documents.

  • Computer Power Plus will store your application in the event that you are successful in your application. Computer Power Plus understands to delete your application from our records to preserve its confidentiality in the event that your application is unsuccessful.
  • Personal references obtained from the person(s) that you may have named during the application process are obtained on a strictly confidential basis and that you will not have access to those references without the written authorisation of the referee.

Applications are currently closed.