2019 TINZT Academic Scholarships

Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust is pleased to announce that the 2019 TINZT Academic Scholarships are open for applications.

The TINZT Scholarships are available to help young New Zealanders complete their final year of tourism-related tertiary study and prepare them for a fantastic career in the tourism industry.

The Scholarship is valued at $4000 and includes the following:

  • A $2500 payment towards your final year of tuition fees. Please note this does not include the costs associated with accommodation, living costs or re-sitting failed papers.


  • Attendance at the Tourism Summit Aotearoa (8 November 2018) in Wellington including travel costs, such as flights (if required), accommodation (one night) and food.


  • On the day prior to the Tourism Summit Aotearoa (7 November) in Wellington, scholarship recipients will be hosted for a day of placements and connection-building with Wellington-based tourism operators and organisations. This includes meeting the team at Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) to understand the workings of the industry.


  • Assignment of a TIA mentor, who will be responsible for hosting recipients on the day of the Tourism Summit Aotearoa and introducing them to tourism industry representatives and potential future employers.


  • Post the Tourism Summit Aotearoa, TIA will facilitate local engagement to enable the winners to build and understand the connections within their region. An example of this could be a half day placement with a local operator, or meeting with the local regional tourism organisation (RTO).


How to apply:


Download an application form here


Applications close 5pm, 11 October 2018. No late applications will be accepted. 

Applications will be evaluated by the TINZT scholarship selection panel, comprising a TINZT trustee, a member of Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s Leadership Team, and an academic professional. The content, presentation, relevance and creativity of the application and the academic merit of the applicant will be considered in the selection process.

 All applications will be acknowledged within two working days of their receipt.



Winning is fantastic!

Read what past Scholarship winners had to say: 


"The scholarship has been fantastic. Not only has it helped me get ahead financially, it has also given me a chance to spend time learning more about the industry." 

          Georgia McLean, studying a tourism management degree at Victoria University of Wellington


Winning the TINZT scholarship has allowed me to meet some inspirational people who work in the tourism industry, which has motivated me to work harder at my tertiary education as I want to work with them in the future.” 

          Samantha McGhie, studying a Bachelor of Management Studies, majoring in marketing, at the University of Waikato

“Being one of the recipients of this scholarship has helped hugely with my studies, giving me the motivation to achieve my goals.” 

          Aleesha Crouch, studying for a WINTEC certificate in Tourism and an International City & Guilds Diploma