Wakatipu Community Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships are a wonderful way to support Wakatipu Youth who are already showing talent in their chosen field, or who may need a hand up to enable them to shine. It is a way for an individual, organisation or a community group to support future leaders, and grow a stronger community.  Scholarships can help grow diversity, skills, leadership, community wellbeing and culture.

The Wakatipu Community Foundation is well placed to manage your scholarship programme.  Funds are professionally managed and invested as per our Trust Deed and financial reporting requirements are already in place. We currently administer a number of scholarships, and would like to grow this to offer a broad range of support to our youth.

Kate Moetaua Foundation Scholarship

One of Kate's final wishes was that a foundation was set up to support talented people in the Sporting and Arts arena so to honour her wishes the Kate Moetaua Foundation has been set up.


Kate dedicated her life to teaching and influenced the lives of so many young people, opening their eyes to the world of performance helping them to gain confidence on and off the stage. Sadly Kate passed away from cancer at the young age of 45 leaving her husband Teaukura (T) and her three young girls Anika, Aya and Malia. The Kate Moetaua Foundation will provide a wonderful opportunity for her children to carry on the work that their Mum started through distributing money from to foundation to talented and aspiring young sports people and artists to help them achieve their dreams and fulfil their potential in these disciplines.

Award Amount:  Up to $2000

Number of Awards each year: Varies

Timeline and application process: Open July 1 to August 15 2021

Eligibility Requirements: Secondary Wakatipu student in arts or sports

Click here for APPLICATION FORM  (Currently Closed for 2021)


Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival Scholarship

The Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival Scholarship aims to recognize and reward Year 13 students who show a strong sense of Community involvement and leadership.  


The Autumn Festival is a not-for-profit Community event, and community participation is at the heart of their values.  The festival is all about involving people and bringing the community together. As part of their charter, any residual funds from the festival each year

are donated back to the community, and the Festival Committee have elected to use the funds to create a

scholarship for Wakatipu Youth.  The Scholarship is intended to help fund the recipients next phase of their

development,  such as costs associated with further study or vocational training.

The scholarship will be awarded in November each year. 


Donors wishing to contribute to the scholarship fund can donate at the Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival Website.


Award Amount:  $2500

Number of Awards each year: 2

Timeline and application process: 1 September -30 September 2021

Eligibility Requirements: Year 13 Wakatipu Student


Dipton School Brightstart Scholarship

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The Dipton School Brightstart Scholarship has been set up by a graduate of Dipton School  to encourage children at Dipton School to dream big from an early age. It aims to encourage students to set and achieve aspirational goals.  It will assist students develop the skills, values and attitudes that will help them succeed in their academic, sporting, cultural or community pursuits.


Award Amount:  Up to $1000

Number of Awards each year: 2

Timeline and application process: May 30 2022 to 30 June 2022

Eligibility Requirements: Dipton School Student aged 10 or over

Click here to complete the online APPLICATION FORM (Currently accepting applications) 

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Interested in setting up a Scholarship Fund?

If setting up a Scholarship Fund is a legacy you would like to create click on the document below to see how easy it is to set up. If you already have a Scholarship fund, but are finding meeting regulatory requirements a burden, talk to us about how we can help.


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Interested in Applying?

If you are applying and have questions about the applications  drop us a line here

or check out our Scholarship Information for Applicants doc which might have the answers for you.



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