Tertiary engineering scholarships 2021

Eastland Group

Apply by 23 October 2020 and you could receive up to $20,000 to support your studies

Gisborne-based Eastland Group specialises in regional infrastructure. In Tairāwhiti, our operations include Eastland Port, Gisborne Airport and lines company Eastland Network. Our Eastland Generation business operates two geothermal power plants in the Bay of Plenty, and the Waihi hydro scheme near Wairoa.

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

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

Scholarships worth up to $20,000

Every year, we award $5,000 annual scholarships to several engineering students – last year, we awarded five. 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 over the summer with Eastland Group.

Along with our Eastland Group Tertiary Engineering Scholarships, we’re also offering an Eastland Generation Scholarship. This is for a student who is specifically interested in a career in the geothermal industry, and is keen to have work experience at our Te Ahi O Maui and GDL geothermal power plants in Kawerau.

Is this you?

To be eligible for 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 (for Eastland Group Scholarships).
  • From Gisborne, Wairoa, the East Coast or the Bay of Plenty (for the Eastland Generation Scholarship).
  • A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.

Selection process and key dates

Friday 23 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 the potential to contribute to the engineering industry in New Zealand.

Apply online now. Visit eastlandcareers.nz/vacancies

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 23 October 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachelle Andrews, People and Performance Advisor: rachelle.andrews@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.