Beca Scholarship

How do I find work placements that’ll give me an advantage?”

I’d love study support to make finances easier for my family.”

I want to be work ready when I finish study.”

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.


To apply for any of our grants or scholarships you will need your six-digit whakapapa number and your password is your 4 digit PIN. If you’re unsure of either please call 0800 KAI TAHU (0800 524 8248) or follow this link to find your registration number.

Applications for 2019 are now closed. Applications for 2020 will open 1 March 2020.

Not sure if you’re eligible?

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.

My time as a Beca scholarship recipient was invaluable to my personal, professional and cultural progress as a Kāi Tahu rakatahi. Connecting with like-minded young Māori was something special to come from the scholarship programme. I was motivated to think seriously about how I want Māoritanga to be part of my future career.

As an intern with Beca, my highlights were site visits which involved ecological assessments, collecting water quality samples, involvement in consultation at construction sites, and more. Being in the field helped me appreciate how a company works inside and outside the office. So many opportunities have arisen for me as a result of the Beca scholarship, and I could not have gained the same experience any other way.

Korako Edwards
(Ngāi Tahu – Kāti Huirapa ki Pūketeraki),
Beca Scholar