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PACIFICA Restart Tertiary Education Grants


PACIFICA (Pacific Allied (Women’s) Council Inspires Faith in Ideals Concerning All) Incorporated is a non-profit community organisation that was founded in 1976 with a  network of branches throughout Aotearoa-New Zealand. Our 20 branches operate in our three designated regions: Northern, Central and Southern. 

From 2002 to 2010, PACIFICA branches fundraised to build an education fund to provide educational grants to assist Pacific students with their educational development and to help fulfil their dreams and aspirations. PACIFICA has been distributing these grants since 2010.

In 2023, PACIFICA Inc. is delighted to offer tertiary education grants of $1,500 to a Pacific woman in each of the PACIFICA regions – Northern, Central, and Southern - who, through changed circumstances, is currently undertaking tertiary education to improve her employment options and would benefit from support to achieve their goals. Preference will be given to PACIFICA members.


Applications are welcome from any woman of Pacific descent who:
● is currently enrolled in full time tertiary education in 2023.
● has lived in the relevant (Northern / Central / Southern) region for at least two
years prior to applying.
● holds New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residency or is a current PACIFICA
member on a Student Visa.
● can demonstrate a change in life circumstances (e.g. career, family, redundancy).
(Note that these grants are NOT offered to School-leavers)
● is willing to be profiled for PACIFICA's promotional purposes, and make a
presentation at a PACIFICA event, if required.
● is prepared to become a PACIFICA member (if not already) for at least 2 ye

Note: past recipients can re-apply if fit the criteria

2023 Applications are now closed!
We will be contacting the applicants shortly!

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