Tertiary engineering scholarships: apply now!

Tertiary engineering scholarships: apply now!

Open to engineering students from Gisborne, Wairoa and the East Coast.

Eastland Group specialises in regional infrastructure. Our operations include Eastland Port, Gisborne Airport and Eastland Network, along with Eastland Generation, which produces electricity from hydro diesel and geothermal plants. We’re also actively exploring the opportunities offered by emerging technologies in the energy space, and have launched New Zealand’s first community-focused energy hub: Electric Village.

Our sole shareholder is Eastland Community Trust, and we return millions of dollars to them each year for the ultimate benefit of the local community.

We employ a number of engineers across our business sectors. Providing scholarships to local engineering students is one of the ways in which we support our region and the young stars of the future.

$5,000 annual scholarships

Each year, we award $5,000 annual scholarships to several students. If you receive a scholarship, pass your exams, and reapply each year, we aim to continue supporting you throughout your studies. This means the total scholarship could be worth as much as $20,000 over a four year degree.

It may also include the opportunity to have paid holiday work during the summer at one or more Eastland Group businesses.

Is this you?

To be eligible for an Eastland Group engineering scholarship, you’ll be:

• A tertiary student in your first, second or third year of study, or a school leaver starting university next year.

• Studying civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical or process engineering.

• From Gisborne, Wairoa or the East Coast.

• A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.

Selection process and key dates

Friday 19 October: Application closing date.

Late November: Interviews with shortlisted candidates.

January: Recipients announced.

Applications will be reviewed and scholarships awarded based on academic achievement, character and leadership qualities, community involvement, and potential to contribute to the engineering industry in New Zealand.

Apply by 19 October

Visit eastlandcareers.nz/vacancies and apply online.

You’ll need to attach a copy of your CV, education results, written references and a one-page budget plan. Please also include a 350-500 word application essay or a short 2-4 minute video. Applications must be received by 19 October.

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Anstis, People and Performance Advisor: debbie.anstis@eastland.nz


Scholarship regulations. 1 Eastland Group reserves the right to suspend or terminate a scholarship if it receives an unsatisfactory report on the progress of a student. 2 Eastland Group is not obligated to offer a scholarship if, in any year, there is no candidate of sufficient merit. 3 Scholarship recipient/s will take part in publicity activities as required by Eastland Group. 4 Eastland Group may vary these regulations at any time.