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Manawatu Education Scholarship Application Form

Applications are open twice per year, between:

  • 1st February - 31st March

  • 1st August - 30th September



To support individuals residing in the Manawatu region who are Deaf or hard of hearing with their studies at a tertiary level.



  • The applicant will be studying at a recognised post-secondary institution and have lived in the Manawatu region for a minimum of 5 years in the 8-year period prior to applying for the scholarship.

  • There is no age limit.


What does it cover?

Course fees, books, interpreters, note-takers and extra tuition etc


Please note: Scholarships are to a maximum of $5,000 depending on the level of the course

Individual applicants are required to:

  • be a New Zealand citizen or have permanent residency.

  • be Deaf / hard of hearing (or those eligible to wear a hearing aid) or have an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD).

  • submit ALL supporting documents, along with a fully completed application form by the closing dates specified below, or your application will NOT be considered.


Supporting documents required:

  • where there is a hearing loss, an audiogram report or official letter from a physician or audiologist

  • where there is an Auditory Processing Disorder, an official letter from a physician or audiologist confirming the diagnosis of APD

  • minimum of TWO recent references (issued within the last 12 months) in support of applicant/s (requests by the applicant to email or phone the referees not accepted)

  • course outline

  • summary of qualifications held and record of learning

  • accountability report for ANY previous funding received from the NFD Trust

  • ORIGINAL bank deposit slip or bank statement showing the official name and account number of applicant (handwritten copies not accepted) which has been officially date stamped and signed by bank staff.

How to apply


1. Fully complete the application form below and ensure ALL supporting documents are attached.

2. Return application and supporting documents by the closing date.


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