Sign Language Interpreting Scholarship, New Zealand

Sign Language Interpreting Scholarship, New Zealand

Sign Language scholarships at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

The Sign Language Interpreting Scholarship is in place to support students who want to train as sign language interpreters and who intend to work with children in the education sector.

Priority will be given to applicants who are fluent in te reo Maori or a language in addition to English that is used by children who attend early childhood centres and schools in New Zealand; and to those who have support from their Iwi or Ministry of Education Special Education regional office.

Sign Language Interpreting Scholarships will also be available to those without a second spoken language who have proven academic ability and hardship.

As there is only one course available in New Zealand, scholarship recipients who have had to relocate to Auckland to attend the course or who are regularly travelling in excess of 50km to attend class may be eligible for travel and accommodation assistance to a maximum of $ 3000 a year on top of their scholarship payment.

Purpose of the Sign Language Interpreting Scholarship Award :

The Ministry is offering these scholarships to both help build the capability of the sign language interpreting work force and to provide children from a range of cultural backgrounds with more culturally responsive services.

Duration and Structure of Study : There is one course of study supported by Sign Language Interpreting Scholarship :

  • The Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

Sign Language Interpreting Scholarship Eligibility :

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must :

  • be accepted onto the course listed above.

You are not entitled to this study award if you :

  • are not accepted onto the course listed above
  • are repeating failed courses.

Scholarship Provide :

  • $ 3, 000 per year of study
  • travel and accommodation assistance up to $ 3, 000 per year (if eligible).

Application Closing Date : 17th September 2010.

How to Apply for Sign Language Interpreting Scholarship :

Apply for the Sign Language Interpreting Scholarship by completing the application form and sending it to the contact for your region.

Far North to Auckland :

Wiremu Manaia, Pouwhakarewa Matauranga, Northern Region
Ministry of Education, Private Bag 92644,
Symonds Street, Auckland 1150.
Phone : 09 632 9345,
E – mail : wiremu.manaia@minedu.govt.nz [no spam]

Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay :

Kris MacDonald, Pouwhakarewa Matauranga, Central North Region
Ministry of Education, PO Box 774,
Hamilton 3240.
Phone : 07 850 8884,
E – mail : kris.macdonald@minedu.govt.nz

Taranaki, Manawatu – Whanganui, Wellington :

Tuti Katene, Pouwhakarewa Matauranga, Central South Region
Ministry of Education, PO Box 30177,
Lower Hutt 5040.
Phone : 04 439 4699,
E – mail : tuti.katene@minedu.govt.nz

South Island :

Study Awards and Scholarships Advisor
Ministry of Education, PO Box 1666,
Wellington 6140.
Phone : 04 463 7065,
E – mail : SpecialEdWorkforce@minedu.govt.nz