2020 Whanake - HERA Scholarships now Open - Freyberg High School

2020 Whanake – HERA Scholarships now Open

Central Energy Trust Bursary

Awarded for both academic study and vocational study, for up to three years, to a value of up to $4,000.

Academic study is defined as an undergraduate degree course at Massey University, UCOL, Te Wanaga O Aotearoa or International Pacific United NZ.

Vocational study is defined as study towards a degree, diploma or trade qualification at UCOL, Massey University, Te Wananga O Aotearoa or International Pacific United NZ or an accredited Private Training Organisation and which is related to a qualification for a specified vocation.

Bursary candidates will be assessed based on a combination of factors including academic record, participation in cultural, sport or community activities, future leadership potential and financial need. A higher weighting on school academic performance will apply to applications for academic bursaries.


The winner of the Central Energy Trust 2019 Supreme Award is Caitlin Mercer. Caitlin attended Freyberg High School and is now studying towards a Bachelor of Arts – Major of English, Minor of Theatre.

This Bursary is to the value of $15,000, $5,000 per year over a period of 3 years.


2020 Whanake – HERA Scholarship

(Engineering – Structural or Mechanical)

To further the aims of the Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) to strengthen and extend their industry’s capacity, HERA is pleased to offer a scholarship targeted to a Māori student in their first year of a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree (B.E ., or B.Eng).  The scholarship comprises an annual scholarship award of $5,000 and paid summer internship (with HERA) over four (4) years.  Applications close Friday 21 Kohi-tātea (January) 2020.

2019 recipient’s story here: https://www.hera.org.nz/sarah-lewis-whanake

Please see Mrs O’Connor for more info and/or application forms for either of these scholarships, or general scholarship queries.