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Ministry of Education Speech Language Therapy Scholarship

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Scholarships

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Government, Education, Teaching

Published

2 months ago

Application Open

4th Mar 2021 12:00pm

Application Close

30th Apr 2021 12:00pm

Speech Language Therapy Scholarship

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

Before applying for the Speech Language Therapy Scholarship, ensure that you meet the associated criteria and are aware of the application process.


Key information

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

For more information about the courses of study If you have any questions regarding the courses of study, please contact:

University of Canterbury

Dean Sutherland
Senior Lecturer
dean.sutherland@canterbury.ac.nz

Massey University

Elizabeth Doell
SLT programme coordinator
E.H.Doell@massey.ac.nz

University of Auckland

Clare McCann
Head of Speech Science
c.mccann@auckland.ac.nz

Philippa Friary
Director of Clinical Education
philippa.friary@auckland.ac.nz


Before submitting your application please read each section of this page carefully.

The information we provide on this page is an indication only. The letter of offer (should your application be successful) will have all the details.

Information in te reo Māori about the Speech Language Therapy Scholarship: Karahipi Kaiwhakatika Kōrero [PDF, 821 KB]


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 application must include:

  • 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 [DOCX, 158 KB]
  • 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.

The courses of study the scholarship supports

Your application must include:

  • 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 [DOCX, 158 KB]
  • 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.