Beca Scholarship

We can help.

As Ngāi Tahu, you have more support than you may realise.

Beca Scholarships

  • support you through a paid, guided work placement at Beca
  • equip you with skills that put you in high demand with employers
  • strengthen your connection with Ngāi Tahu
  • provide funding to assist with study fees

Beca Scholarships are for Ngāi Tahu tertiary students who are studying architecture, engineering, environmental management, landscape design, planning, resource management, or urban design. We are looking for students who are enthusiastic, highly motivated and can fit a lot of varied work into their lives.

Following this experience, scholarship recipients may progress to a Beca Graduate role and/or opportunities at the Ngāi Tahu office. They will have valuable experience which can also be used to assist whānau in their marae development projects, infrastructure projects, and environmental-related outcomes.

Applications for the 2018 scholarships have now closed. Applications open annually in March – follow us on facebook or make sure we have your current email address to be notified when they open.

Not sure if you are eligible? That’s OK – let’s talk! Connecting is easy – just email [email protected] or
phone 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248).

We can answer all your questions and help you apply.

The Beca scholarship gave me a number of opportunities to connect with Ngāi Tahu and Beca before I had finished my degree. My professional development, as a result of the scholarship, is on-going. Once I finished studying at the end of 2015, I was offered a position at Beca, which I started in 2016. Beca has been very supportive in allowing me to continue to work in areas I’m passionate about and the scholarship experience has encouraged me to explore my own cultural development and I am now involved in a night course learning te reo.”

Anna Sanson (Ngāi Tahu – Hokonui Rūnanga, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou)