Pasifika Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship supports Pasifika students entering their first year of undergraduate study who show strong leadership and engagement in their community.

A Pasifika Excellence Scholar will be expected to be actively engaged in the Lincoln University Pacific Island Student Association (LUPISA) and to be part of Pasifika events and activities on campus.

It is also expected that applicants are already engaged in projects or activities in their communities.


Up to $19,000 per year to contribute towards on-campus accommodation costs and tuition fees for three years of study. 

Closing Date

31 March

Selection Criteria

You will need to submit:

  • Evidence of your academic merit 
  • A two-minute video demonstrating your involvement and engagement in your community
  • A written list outlining your community leadership or describing projects that may include language revitalisation, indigenous food practices, church activities or other areas of relevance
  • Two references (one character reference and one academic reference).
  • Be of Pasifika descent and a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.