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The Hi-Tech Foundation’s 'He Whetū Mārama Ngā Karahipi / Leading Light Scholarship Programme’ provides financial support for the career development and advancement of New Zealand technology students.

We recently partnered with the First Foundation to administer these scholarships, providing multi-year support for individuals wanting to enter the tech sector.

We will give preference to applicants who can illustrate a career trajectory that will:

  • Increase innovation in technology
  • Increase life opportunities
  • Increase aspirations
  • Increase community engagement
  • Provide greater empowerment
  • Enhance well-being

More information is available on First Foundation’s website or contact us at scholarships@hitech.org.nz.

“Our core purpose is to encourage diversity and inclusion, with strong Māori and Pasifika involvement, including application forms in te reo Māori – and in building diversity and encouraging participation there is real opportunity for all New Zealanders to contribute to the valuable hi-tech sector if they wish.”

David Downs, Chair, NZ Hi-Tech Trust