2021 Catalyst Open Source Scholarships
Catalyst offers an Open Source Scholarship to two recipients each year, with preference given to those who have previously taken part in the Open Source Academy. Applications are invited from students who intend to study computer science or related subjects.
The scholarship consists of a $2000 payment in March for each of the three years of study and must be used for study related costs.
2021 Catalyst Open Source Scholarship Application Guide
Who can apply
Be over 16 years of age at the start of your study
Be a New Zealand citizen or Permanent resident
Be applying to enrol in a full time, full year programme of study at a University, Polytechnic or Wānanga
Have met the entry requirements for their desired programme of study
Applicants will be chosen because they :
Show a genuine desire to succeed in their chosen IT field
Are committed to completing their study programme
Are keen to get employment in an IT related industry or field
Show commitment to open source technologies
The selection panel will create a shortlist from the information you provide in your scholarship application based on the selection criteria listed above. Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend an interview.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis that the information supplied is true and correct. Catalyst can withdraw the scholarship if the information is proved to be inaccurate
If you turn down the scholarship, or do not accept the scholarship by the required date, the selection panel may offer the scholarship to another applicant
If the recipient withdraws or transfers to another programme that is not IT related, it is expected that the scholarship will be repaid to Catalyst
The decision of the selection panel is final
How to apply
Complete the application form below, or download the pdf from the link and email it to us.
Applications for the 2021 scholarships must be received by 30 November 2020.
Applicants will be notified by 31st January 2021 if they are successful or unsuccessful.
The first payment will be made on 12th March 2021.