Congratulations to the three recipients of the 2018 Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust (TINZT) Scholarships. Each recipient received $2500 to get their first year of tourism-related tertiary study off to a fantastic start. The Scholarship winners were announced at the Tourism Summit Aotearoa in Wellington on 14 November.

The 2018 Scholarship winners are:
  • Emily Christie, Fiordland College, Te Anau
  • Holly Greene, Palmerston North Girls High School
  • Reuben Keyes, Rangiora High School



Up to three TINZT Scholarships are awarded annually.

The Scholarships are for New Zealand citizens and permanent residents who have successfully completed NCEA Level 2 and are planning to commence a tourism related course of study at an NZQA accredited tertiary institute in New Zealand in 2018. 


Applications for the 2019 TINZT Scholarships will open later this year.  



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


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