Early childhood scholarships to support the sector
To support students wishing to make a difference in the lives of young children by pursuing a career in early childhood education, New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) is offering early childhood scholarships.
Students who apply by 20 December 2017 to study one of the college’s undergraduate qualifications – Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE), Bachelor of Teaching (ECE), Bachelor of Education (ECE), New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 6) and New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) – will save more than 75% on fees if their study is commenced by 12 February 2018.
NZTC student Faith Crockett, who is studying a Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Level 5) – now the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5) – took up the scholarship opportunity last year to pave the way for future study.
“I thought studying the Level 5 qualification would be a great introduction to tertiary learning, allowing me to prepare to continue my studies in the future,” said Faith.
“I’m very fortunate to be able to pay for my first year without needing a student loan. It was very affordable and took the stress away of planning what to do after high school.”
Graduate Diploma in Teaching (ECE) student Charlotte Taylor was already working full-time in an early childhood centre when the opportunity to pursue an undergraduate qualification with reduced study fees came along.
“An email about the NZTC scholarship opportunities came through to my centre and I jumped at the chance. These opportunities don’t come around very often and it was more of an incentive to jump into study earlier than expected,” explained Charlotte.
“It has made the process of gaining a diploma in early childhood education a lot more affordable. I am truly grateful for having this opportunity and it has been such a rewarding course to be a part of.”
Interested in pursuing a career in early childhood education? Click HERE to learn more about NZTC’s early childhood scholarships.