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Ministry of Education

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2021 Speech Language Therapy Scholarship

Wellington
Learn about this scholarship, which is designed to support people to study one of four specified speech therapy courses.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship
Number of Vacancies
15

Application dates

Applications Open
2 Mar 2021
Applications Close
30 Apr 2021

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
M
Audiology & Speech Pathology

You must be enrolled in one of the four below courses to be eligible for this scholarship.

  • Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology (Hons) offered by the University of Canterbury
  • Master of Speech and Language Pathology (MSLP) offered by the University of Canterbury
  • Bachelor of Speech Language Therapy (Hons) offered by Massey University (Albany campus or Distance programme)
  • Master of Speech-Language Therapy Practice offered by The University of Auckland (Grafton campus)

What the scholarship provides

This scholarship will:

  • pay you $5,000 per year of study upon successful completion of the academic year
  • enable you to spend time each year job shadowing a Ministry SLT so you have opportunities to see how SLTs work with children, whanau and teachers
  • offer you one guaranteed placement at a Ministry office during the practicum block course with additional $1,500 payment paid before the placement starts
  • offer strengthened support for Māori scholarship recipients by connecting you with a network of Ministry Māori SLTs and allowing greater flexibility in your placement experience
  • guarantee you an interview in the Ministry’s annual SLT graduate recruitment round in your final year.

Important dates in applying for the scholarship

ACTION DATES
Applications close 30 April 2021
Applicants notified 31 May 2021

Who is eligible for this scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  1. be accepted onto one of the courses of study.
  2. be studying full time.
  3. be interested in working in the education sector as a Speech Language Therapist
  4. be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency.
  5. not be repeating a failed course.

We will give priority to applicants who (in descending order of priority):

  • can demonstrate proficiency in te reo Māori or te reo Rangatira (NCEA level 2 equivalent or a higher qualification or equivalent)
  • can demonstrate proficiency in a Pasifika language (NCEA level 2 equivalent or a higher qualification or equivalent) 
  • are of Māori or Pasifika descent 
  • can demonstrate proficiency in a spoken language in addition to English that is widely used by children attending early childhood centres and schools in New Zealand (NCEA level 2 equivalent or higher qualification or equivalent).

What to include in your application

  • your resume
  • a cover letter outlining particular factors that are appropriate to our assessment (as per the points listed below):
    1. Why do you want to become a qualified Speech Language Therapist.

    2. Your strengths and experience, personal and professional, that will help you to become an effective Speech Language Therapist.

  • additional information sheet 
  • academic transcripts or grades of your highest and most recent qualifications
  • any special circumstances you would like the selection panel to consider.

If you are applying for priority selection:

  • submit evidence in the form of formal qualifications or written references from a tertiary institution, a kaumatua or a community leader of your language proficiency.

Further Information

For more information about this scholarship, contact:

Senior Advisor - Study Awards and Scholarships
learningsupport.workforce@education.govt.nz
phone: 04 463 8558

Graduate Success Stories


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I have been so lucky in my education throughout my life. Without it I would be a completely different person, and seeing such a concrete (sometimes literally) symbol of access to education for someone is genuinely wonderful to me.

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  • Graduate stories
I have been so lucky in my education throughout my life. Without it I would be a completely different person, and seeing such a concrete (sometimes literally) symbol of access to education for someone is genuinely wonderful to me.

Adam Berry

  • Graduate stories
Providing answers and ways to get students in is rewarding.

Dorothy Su’a

  • Graduate stories
Providing answers and ways to get students in is rewarding.

Dorothy Su’a

  • Graduate stories
I have been so lucky in my education throughout my life. Without it I would be a completely different person, and seeing such a concrete (sometimes literally) symbol of access to education for someone is genuinely wonderful to me.

Adam Berry

  • Graduate stories
I have been so lucky in my education throughout my life. Without it I would be a completely different person, and seeing such a concrete (sometimes literally) symbol of access to education for someone is genuinely wonderful to me.

Adam Berry